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Joe McWillliams Lakeside Leader It turns out in the world of the Alliance Church there’s an important difference between an ‘interim’ and a ‘transitional’ pastor. Dieter Magnus is the latter, and he explains the distinction. An interim pastor is more…
The Second World War years – times of change

Part 3 in an occasional series on Slave Lake history and people. By Constance Brissenden The Second World War years brought huge changes to Slave Lake, Alberta. Six years of war (1939-1945) launched its transformation from an isolated town to…

Submitted On Jan. 7, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Desmarais RCMP responded to a report of a drive by shooting in Desmarais. It is alleged the lone victim was walking on a road in Desmarais when a vehicle drove by…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader This is the second week in our series on receipts and documentation required to support income and expense claims on your 2017 personal income tax return. Individuals with box 32 filled out on…

Aiming for a spring performance Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “PG-13,” says Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association (SLMTA) President Sean McConnell. “Does that still exist?” McConnell was trying to characterize the stage play the SLMTA is planning for the spring. It’s…

Liam Dickson of the Roland Michener Rams goes up for a rebound against the Prairie River Raiders of High Prairie in a Smoky River Junior High Basketball League game last Wednesday. The Rams prevailed by a score of 45 –…
on Team Alberta North

Kennedy Hartman, right, joins her brother Jacob on Team Alberta North and will compete in girls’ hockey at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith in March. Kennedy made the girls’ team at a tryout camp in…
OT loss

Raphael Bautista of the St. Francis Falcons is under pressure from St. Andrew’s Saints Colby Cox and Jacob Kosak in a junior high game last week in High Prairie. The Saints won 30 – 29 in overtime. Photo courtesy Chris…
Win for Pee Wee 3

Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 3 team nipped Athabasca by a 3 – 2 score on Saturday, in one of many minor hockey games played on the weekend.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget boys’ hockey team stepped out of their league for a game Friday night against Onoway and did just fine. They won the game 8 – 3, overcoming a shaky start and running away…
The ‘Tim Teddies’

Tim Hortons was out and about in the community last week, giving away stuffed toys to community support organizations. The ‘Tim Teddies’ were given to the hospital, EMS and Victim Services to be handed out to children in need. Pictured…

Jan. 9, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Good news on the HR front Good news, said CAO Brian Vance in his state-of-affairs written report for council: A candidate has accepted our offer for director of community services. “Verbally,” he…

Last week we passed on the news that the Swan Hills Grizzly Gazette was probably closing, after 27 years in business. This week an update on the situation from the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association. In its weekly update to its…

Driving without insurance proves costly for family man Slave Lake Provincial Court Jan. 10, 2018 Judge D. R. Shynkar presiding Kensie Nichols has been convicted of driving without insurance. Nichols plead guilty to the charge. Judge Shynkar told Nichols there…