M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook Feb. 13, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader New in finance Council’s Feb. 13 meeting started off with an introduction. Pat Sibilleau is the new director of finance, replacing Jason Warawa. She comes to…
Drive your winter blues away with the Derina Harvey Band

Submitted Are you sick of being stuck inside during this seemingly endless deep freeze? Ditch your cabin fever on Saturday, February 23 and warm yourself up at a Stage North kitchen party featuring the Celtic sounds of the Derina Harvey…

Callie HermansonLakeside Leader New Teacher Genevieve Court has joined St. Mary of the Lake School this year. Court says previous to living in Slave Lake she was living in Grande Prairie, but before that, she was living in Edmonton. Court…
‘Blind Date With A Book’ all this month

Callie HermansonLakeside Leader For the month of February, the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library has been doing a month-long event called Blind Date With a Book. Program coordinator Suzanne Wilson explains how it works is participants can choose…

Jeff BurgarSouth Peace News There are few, very, very few sweethearts in Northern Alberta! Bold statement. I hope it isn’t true. But did you take your honey out for dinner last week? Bought flowers or candies, or both? A pox…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Four people are running for chief of the Loon River Cree First Nation in the March 8 eletion. They include incumbent Chief Bernadette Sharpe, current councillors Andrew Noskey and Ivan Sawan, and Albert Ward. Running for positions…

Those who looked to the Alberta Party as a ‘middle-of-the-road’ alternative in Alberta politics might not be having a good week. Party leader Stephen Mandel learned earlier this month he isn’t even eligible to run in this spring’s election, due…

No, electric vehicles are not a communist plot. It appears, however, that widespread use of them is still a bit of a pipe dream – at least for small-town rural northern Alberta. It just isn’t practical. Yet. It may become…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Staff Sgt. John Spaans of the Slave Lake RCMP finally has something to say about the human remains case from last year. But it wasn’t exactly what people interested in the case were hoping to hear. “We…
Another mill fire; this time at Tolko

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader About a month after a fire at Vanderwell Contractors sawmill in the Mitsue Industrial Park, another mill fire broke out just down the road. This time it was at the Tolko Industries plant. According to a news…

When it comes to covering weekend events and getting them in the following week’s paper, long weekends are nothing but a big fat monkeywrench. Because we like to give the staff a Monday off now and then, this is how…

Submitted Beginning in January 2019, the Slave Lake RCMP detachment in partnership with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) engaged in a project targeting the issue of drug trafficking in the Town of Slave Lake and surrounding areas. On…

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader The High Prairie Health Complex will add dialysis services in 2020 and deliver babies in the coming weeks. Provincial Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced the government will provide dialysis during a news conference at the…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A new event coming up on the Slave Lake sports calendar is a badminton tournament. It’s scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, March 9, at the MRC field house. “We used to get 30 people…