Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 18, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s regular meeting on Jan. 18 consisted of four items – two open to the public and two in closed session. The first two were over with rather quickly, thanks mainly to the…
New home for Slave Lake Koinonia high school students

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader It’s official; Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School has moved its high school students into its new building. Koinonia’s main building is the old town hall in northeast Slave Lake. With enrollment up, it needed more space, so…
SL RCMP investigate B&E, charge two

Submitted On Jan. 1, 2022, at 11:35 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter in progress at a business in the northwest quadrant of town. Several witnesses reported that a man and woman…
Mural mosaic idea was born in Slave Lake

Now they are all over the world Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Not every town can boast a mural mosaic by Lewis Lavoie, let alone a pair of them. Slave Lake is one of the favoured few. Both murals are on display…
Slave Lake and Nipisi caribou planning next winter

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader A caribou range plan is expected to start next winter for Slave Lake and Nipisi herds. In January 2021, The Leader reported that the Alberta government planned to start a regional caribou range plan for the Slave…
Icedogs pick up a win on home ice over Fox Creek

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Slave Lake Icedogs gave the home fans quite a bit to cheer about on Saturday night, when they handled the Fox Creek Ice Kings, winning 6 – 2. This came after frustrating losses to Fox Creek…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Jan. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Tourism readiness’ Councillor Sandra Melzer had asked at a previous meeting for clarification on what the term ‘tourism readiness and development means.’ CAO Barb Miller was back with the goods. Tourism readiness for…
Auto thieves caught (again)

Leader staff Crooks are cruising in the area in a stolen vehicle, Slave Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Don Racette told The Leader on Jan. 10, and they are likely looking for other cars or trucks to steal. “Lock up your…
Letters to the Editor – from Charlotte Adkins

Slave Lake 4-H weighs in charity steer To the Editor: Hello, this is the club reporter from the Northern Lights 4-H club. I wanted to give you an update on what our club has done so far. This year our…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 11, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Snow and ice In his report for council, interim CAO Garry Roth said snow-clearing was proceeding through the residential neighbourhoods. Hauling of downtown snow was expected for the following week. On a related…
M.D. council quick to support forest industry

AESO proposal could kill the pulp mill, council hears Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council heard last week from Brock Mulligan of the Alberta Forest Products Association. He was there (via Zoom) to share the dire news…