Tops in match play

Doug Kubel, left, is the winner of the inaugural match play golf competition at Gilwood in Slave Lake. He received his trophy and $1,000 winner’s cheque from co-organizer Boyd Kelham on the 18th green on Oct 5. Initiated by Charlie…

To the Editor: Having heard a comment on TV that women suffering heart disease are under – researched and under – cared – for, I phoned the Heart and Stroke Foundation promptly as I found this hard to believe. I…
Big day at the airport

On September 28, the Slave Lake airport re-opened with a shiny new tarmac for runway 28. Funding for the runway 28 overlay project was provided by the Community Airports Program component of the Government of Alberta STIP grant. The grant…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services It happens every fall: influenza arrives in Alberta, and takes a serious toll on our communities. Influenza is a real threat. It’s also preventable. Influenza immunization will be available, starting October 15, free of charge,…
Tikes on ice

On Tuesday October 9, kiddies aged four to six from the Introduction to Hockey program practiced their hockey and skating skills at the Slave Lake Muti-Rec Centre Arena.

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Mat Program for the homeless will be up and running on November 1. The program will be held in the basement of the old St. Peters Ecumenical Church again this winter. On September 22 the…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Intuitive spiritual guide/medium and empowerment life coach Connie Thorne taught a workshop on Sunday, October 14 at Slave Lake Yoga. The workshop was called Mapping Life’s Journey. Thorne says the workshop was a healing and awakening…

Everybody and his dog (as the saying goes) wants to be the United Conservative Party nominee for Lesser Slave Lake. It’s good to have competition, and that is what we’re getting. May the best candidate win. Seven names had been…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s not every day you get invited to meet with the two biggest wheels in a major political party. But when you’re in the news business, things can roll like that. If you stick around long…

Oct. 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Flood mitigation A trio of Marten Beachers appeared before council to offer to work with the M.D. on a flood mitigation project for the hamlet. Acting as a sub-committee of the Marten…
UCP leader Kenney, on cuts, carbon, more

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Balancing the budget would be a priority for a United Conservative Party, if elected. So would cutting taxes so as to attract more investment. That could be difficult, but UCP leader Jason Kenney certainly sounds confident.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Living Waters support staff remained out on strike for a second week, after further talks failed to resolve the issues. Union reps and Living Waters negotiators met for the second Tuesday in a row on Oct.…
Surprise visitors

Family members visited the Jean-Luc Deba memorial at Canyon Creek earlier this month. Deba, a helicopter pilot, lost his life while fighting wildfires in the area in May of 2011. Third from the right is his mother Paulette, who came…

Helen-Maria Vasiliadis Troy Media Headlines tell us in detail about the mental health struggles of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain before their deaths by suicide. But what too often goes untold are the stories of thousands of people who die…
Car in Hwy. 88 ditch raising questions

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When a car stays in the ditch for a few weeks, people start talking. This one – located about 20 kilometres north of Slave Lake on Hwy. 88, has been sitting there going on a month.…