Town tweaks code of conduct policy

No more bullying or horseplay, or else Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Disruptive behaviour in town facilities – the lobby of the rec centre for example – happens and the Town of Slave Lake is trying to do something about it.…

Page 9 this week is brought to you by the letter ‘B.’ What starts with ‘B’? Broccoli does, and so does Bush. George Bush Senior died last week at the ripe old age of 94, which he achieved without the…

Man awaits sentence on death threat Slave Lake Provincial Court Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Judge Watson presiding A former Kinuso resident will have to wait a while to find out what his sentence is. Amos Edwin McKechnie was found guilty…
LSO Award Ceremony

On Monday, Dec. 3 the Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake held a ceremony called the Leaf Ceremony. Each student who completed courses eligible for credits was able to attach a leaf to the school’s credit tree. Pictured are (Back…
Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 16 this year

Event helps scientists keep track of bird numbers Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It might not be quite correct to call an event with around 20 participants ‘popular.’ But the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) sure is a lot of fun…

2019 is going to be an interesting year. For some, it’s going to be a tough one, if business and employment trends continue. Efforts to get Alberta oil to market may or may not pay some dividends in 2019. It’s…
Helping Santa

On Nov. 30 Pastors Peggy Yetman and Laurie Walsh of the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church presented Barb Courtorielle of the Native Friendship Centre a cheque for $1,085. The cheque was for Santas Anonymous and the Food Bank. Along with the…
Enrollment down a bit in Slave Lake schools

Smith bucks the trend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A recent story in the Whitecourt Star caught our attention. It said enrollment in Living Waters schools was down 100 students this year, leading to a corresponding drop in funding. The story…

Jeff Burgar We should all be impressed with the High Prairie School Division’s new 3-Year Plan. Much of the plan, regrettably, is buried in five dollar words. Five dollar words are big long words, usually found in big long sentences.…
Slave Lake’s Wesleyan is now a two-pastor church

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader One year ago the Wesleyan church acquired new youth and family life pastor, Laurie Walsh. Walsh moved to Slave Lake from Sussex New Brunswick where she graduated from Kingswood University. She says her mom already lived…

Dec. 4, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader State of projects Brian Vance, the CAO, presented his usual state-of-affairs report to council on paper and there weren’t any questions from councillors about it. Not that a lot is happening, construction-wise,…

Shelly Ferguson For the Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society recently wrapped up another ‘Prevention of Family Violence’ Month,’ which takes place every November in Alberta and across Canada. It began with painting Main Street purple, as our Outreach Team…

Leader staff It turns out those people that broke into a store in Kinuso on Nov. 6 and stole guns had been busy earlier in the evening in Slave Lake on another criminal caper. According to a Dec. 4 Crime…

Chris Clegg South Peace News As many of you know, I regularly turn to the comic strips for wisdom. As Christmas approaches, the classic Charlie Brown Christmas is still the best. We are struck with a bombardment of Christmas shows…