Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 9, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Programs and events Council got an update on programs and events offered by the town in the past six months or so, courtesy of Program Manager Laura Grottoli. To make a long…
The Page

That solar eclipse of April 8 was a bit of a bust, as far as anybody at The Leader office could tell. Not that we ever looked up at the sun to see if some of it was missing, having…
Wabasca students learn more about the forest

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Forest and wildlife summit gave youth a better understanding of their own backyard. Mistassiniy School in Wabasca was one of only 20 schools in Alberta accepted to attend Regenerate Forest and Wildlife Youth Summit from March…
Kinuso students explore Europe

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader After a six-year wait, Kinuso students once again had a chance to explore Europe. From March 26 to April 7, Kinuso students and adults travelled in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France. “We usually try…
M.D. applying for funds to build fire guards

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s money out there to help pay for building fire guards around communities, and the M.D. of Lesser Slave River wants to get some of it. At its April 10 meeting, council got the lowdown on…
House that survived 2011 wildfire goes up in smoke

Leader staff The house on Hwy. 2 across from the weigh scales became locally famous in 2011 (and since) for miraculously escaping destruction when a wildfire tore past and around it on its way into Slave Lake. That fire wiped…
Firefighters fighting new and year-old wildfires

Holdovers from 2023 remain under control Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Spring was in the air in early April, which brought with it an increased fire danger. Some rain brought a few days of relief, allowing firefighters to deal with hot…
Kinuso rules HPSD STEM competition

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A team of students from Kinuso School won the second annual High Prairie School Division junior high Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition March 22 at Prairie River Junior High School in High…