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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It seemed Tom Tippin was just getting started in his stint as manager at the Gilwood Golf Club. Actually it’s been two seasons, and Tippin announced last week there won’t be a third. “It is with…
Folk rock trio Elliott Brood opens Stage North season

Submitted The first Stage North show of the season features Elliott Brood, a dynamic Canadian roots rock band from Hamilton, coming to the Legacy Centre Thursday September 27 at 7:30. Hamilton’s Elliott Brood has been making a name for itself…

To the Editor: Trade is critical to the Canadian economy; in fact, one-in-five Canadian jobs and 60 per cent of Canada’s GDP are dependent on trade. Global trade tensions and diplomatic failures have created pressure on Canadian producers of products…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services It’s time to turn on the tap and fill up that water bottle. Your mouth is dry. Your throat is parched. Maybe you lick your lips. Your body is telling you that you need to…
Decent numbers for 2018/2019 minor hockey season so far

Should be enough for two Midget teams this year Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As the evaluation skates started last week, the numbers were looking pretty good in the upper age groups. According to Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association (SLMHA) President…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Barry Kolenosky is the latest addition to the team at the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. He’s the new Ag Fieldman, working out of the Flatbush office since Sept. 4. When it comes to municipal positions,…
Pool shut-down to last another few weeks

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The annual fall maintenance closure of the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre (otherwise known as ‘the pool’) in Slave Lake goes on a bit longer than usual this year. Re-opening is expected in mid-October. Last week The…

To the Editor: My colleagues and I requested an emergency committee meeting to ask the Liberal Government for their plan on how they will build the Trans Mountain Pipeline. A recent ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the…

Sept. 12, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s Sept. 12 meeting took place at the Mitsue Fire Hall, thanks to renovation work on the M.D.’s main office building in Slave Lake. Judging by the discussion on the condition of…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader During its regularly scheduled Tuesday night meeting, council considered a proposal to amend various sections of the land use bylaw by adding regulations with respect to cannabis. On October 17 Canada will legalize recreational cannabis. The…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express Once again, there are calls for a total ban on handgun ownership in Canada, but don’t believe for one moment that this will completely eliminate gun violence and tragedies from occurring, or that their use…

National Archives Week is the first week of October, and the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library is getting in on the act by holding a special event on Oct. 2. It’s a showing of a film by the Archives…

Some things make you wonder. One of them is the apparent contradiction between what appears to be overwhelming community support for something (say speed limit reduction) and what all that support implies; i.e. – that there’s a speeding problem, so…
Unwelcome interruption

Reports of bears in and around Slave Lake were rampant in the past week or so and for once, we got a decent picture of one of the berry-seeking visitors. This snow-dusted black bear was eating chokecherries a few metres…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service is doing a recruitment drive for volunteer firefighters. Deputy Chief Alex Pavcek says the department is losing five of its members due to their full-time jobs. Pavcek says that…