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Team EPIC hosting Easter egg hunt

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Team EPIC is hosting an Easter themed event next week at the Slave Lake Curling Rink. “The next EPIC community event will be an Easter Family Fun Night on April 12th,” says co-ordinator Darcy Hoover. “We…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Spring weight limits on municipal roads are a matter of course; they are imposed to save roads. Everybody knows that, but knowing it doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause some hardship. M.D. of Lesser Slave River council heard a…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar Do you remember Stephen Duckett? He was the fellow, an expert hired by our provincial government of the day in 2009. Duckett was from Australia and was to ‘save’ Alberta’s health care system. Duckett ran into…

Slave Lake Interagency Council notebook Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Lindsay Rosentreter, children’s librarian at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library, said the library’s ‘spring break’ Lego competition had a whopping 43 participants. “The winning creation was a space…
Big rigs collide, fire breaks out, highway closed

A firefighter tries to cool down the edge of a truck fire on Hwy. 2 in the early morning hours of March 30. Photo courtesy Patrick McConnell   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Highway 2 east of Slave Lake was closed for…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Someone once described Star Wars episodes 1-6 as “The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker.” I liked that overarching wide-angle-lens perspective on one of my favourite movie franchises. But that is just a made-up story.…

Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute In recent years, depressed commodity prices have plagued Canada’s mining industry. One recent report showed that spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive…

If you’ve been wondering what is happening with the Town of Slave Lake project of updating its downtown plan, here’s what we’ve come up with. Laurie Skrynyk at the Town provided an update on the latest downtown plan public input…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 21, 2017

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Property re-zoning goes through Council went ahead with three bylaw changes necessary to re-zone a piece of property at Main St. and Caribou Trail. This followed the required public hearings on each one. The property…
Check this out: History Check app close to launch

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader An ambitious tourism promotion project that just might revolutionize the way people look at, plan and carry out visits to northern Alberta is moving closer to its launch. It’s called ‘History Check,’ and it is the…
Tales from the trenches in problem wildlife control

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There are about 3,500 registered trappers in Alberta, says problem wildlife specialist Bill Abercrombie, and they play an important role in controlling wildlife. “They do a lot of the heavy lifting as far as problem…
Keepers of the Athabasca shares lake sediment sample

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca communications co-ordinator Jule Asterisk popped into The Leader last week and told us what the group has been up to as of late. “We’ve been really busy!” she says. “A lot of…