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‘If you see something suspicious….’

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader RCMP and municipal officials continue to push against the notion that some things aren’t worth the effort of a phone call to the police. Report them, said Slave Lake mayor Tyler Warman at the Nov. 16 ‘town…
Slave Lake memorial for Queen Elizabeth II

Update: Sept. 19 (time corrected to 10:50 a.m.) Leader staff The Slave Lake Legion is holding a memorial for Queen Elizabeth II. It starts with a wreath laying at the cenotaph at 10:50 a.m. This will be followed by two…

Commentary byChris Clegg Christians have been persecuted for centuries. Jokes about the “Bible Thumpers’ are everywhere, despite the good work they do in the community. Many studies show if you want to make a contribution that will benefit most toward…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 26, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Subsistence and travel expenses Council approved an updated version of a 2015 policy on how much councillors and M.D. staff members get compensated for travel and food expenses when out on M.D. business.…
Oiler’s Hockey Clinic coming to Slave Lake for first time

Application deadline May 6 Leader staff For the first time in Oilers Hockey Clinic history, it will be in Slave Lake. It focuses on “grassroots hockey development,” says the news release. Participation is free. There’s space for 100 hockey players…
COVID REP ends

AB in Step one of removing COVID restrictions Leader staff Just before midnight on Feb. 9, Alberta entered into Step one of the government’s plan for removing COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the removal of the Restriction Exemption Program (REP).  The…

Leader staff Noticed Canadian armed forces in the Lesser Slave Lake area? This is because Driftpile Cree Nation and the Canadian Army are holding an Eagle’s Nest Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp from August 22 to 28, 2021. The camp has…

Leader staff Until further notice starting August 13, 2021, Alberta Health Services advises people not to swim or wade in Lesser Slave Lake from Marten River Campground C-Stair Beach, says an AHS health advisory. The reason is high levels of…
Town council passes tax rate bylaw

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slave Lake town council last week gave all three readings to the town’s 2021 tax rate bylaw. This clears the way for property tax notices to be sent out. Mill rates for each class of property are…
Small business the backbone of community

Commentary by Richard Froese Small businesses are the economic backbone of a community of any size, rural and urban. Most small businesses have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic that was declared March 11. One good thing about COVID is…
Wagner Landfill back to normal – mostly – this week

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Users of the landfill at Wagner lately have found it operating a bit differently. For example: ‘You’ll have to hang onto that microwave oven. We’re not taking those right now.’ And: ‘Paint? We’re not taking that.’ And:…