Fashion with lunch

The first-ever Mother’s Day fashion show at Vanderwell Heritage Place in Slave Lake was a big success, says its chief organizer. Not quite a sellout (but pretty close), it provided residents and guests with some entertainment, a nice catered lunch…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s quite possible there are several historical firsts involved in the recent ‘capping’ of Pastor Blessing Shambare of St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church in Slave Lake. There’s no way of knowing it for sure, but we’ll go…

Leader staff Certain types of improvements on farms are eligible for government financial support. For example, fencing streams to keep livestock out of them, or making a crossing for the same purpose. Both would fall under the type of improvement…

Leader staff A 23-year-old Slave Lake male was arrested on April 19 after he assaulted a store clerk. According to an RCMP news release, the suspect had attempted to purchase several items in the Slave Lake store and became angry…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Wildfire danger for the Slave Lake Forest Area has climbed to extreme. Rain last week only affected the southern part of the district. North of Lesser Slave Lake got nothing. Lots happened during the week, fire-wise,…

May 15, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Thumbs down to zoning change Council voted unanimously against adding a couple of uses to what’s permitted in the C1A, or Mixed Commercial/Residential District. This was in response to the application of…

Leader staff Uneven crossings caused by rail line upgrades by CN last year have been a headache for drivers and the Town of Slave Lake for several months. Last week the news was good: CN’s contractor was about to get…
Something new

That’s not just any plane landing at the Slave Lake Airport. It’s a brand new CanWest Air Medi-Vac Beechcraft King Air 250 that arrived in town May 17. CanWest Air pilots say they upgraded because the new plane is more…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The mountain pine beetle experiment in the jackpines near the Hwy. 2 Athabasca River bridge got off to a rocky start last fall when a mini-hurricane knocked over a lot of trees in the area. A…
Emergency Services BBQ

On Friday, May 11, the Town of Slave Lake held an emergency Services barbecue. It was held to celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week. The barbecue was also a celebration of Alberta Wildfire mascot Bertie the Beaver’s 60 birthday. Wildfire fighters Megan…

Kiera is a three-year-old female German Shepherd cross. She is spayed and has all shots, Kiera currently is in foster care. Kiera is a beautiful girl with lots of energy to burn. She would do great on an acreage with…

The M.D.’s Community Assistance Board, which consists of all the members of the M.D. council, convened its second meeting of the year on May 9 in Smith. Board chair Brad Pearson said there were four requests for funding this time…
Kudos to college

On April 28, 2018, Kathy Reid-Soucy (right), Chair of Allied Health Programs at Northern Lakes College (NLC), was presented with the prestigious 2018 Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) Awards of Excellence in Education and Training. Reid-Soucy manages and provides leadership…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Before you take out your business debit card to pay for that round of golf, be sure to consider that the Canada Revenue Agency clearly states that green fees at a golf club…
All Above Me

Calgary-based Christian hard rock band All Above Me played for over 50 community members Sunday, May 5 at the Alliance Church. Secretary for the Alliance Chruch Makala Bell says residents are already asking when the band will return to town.…