Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council appears to be split on the issue of climate change. This became apparent in an Aug. 30 discussion around a workshop on the topic that council will participate in. The…
CJS gets climbing wall

C.J. Schurter Elementary School teacher Bonnie Oar (front left) and educational assistant Alex Pickering (front right) pose with students Connor Beauchamp and Khloe Vasquez in front of the newly installed rock climbing wall inside the school’s gymnasium. The funds for…

The folks at Slave Lake’s Abundant Life Worship Centre are putting on their annual free Thanksgiving dinner, with the help of the Slave Lake Manor. It takes place on Monday, Oct. 9 at the church, which is located behind the…

Shawn Gramlich for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Shawn Gramlich has become quite prominent in Slave Lake the past three or four years, thanks to the Icebreaker hockey game and banquet. The highly successful fundraising event has gotten bigger…

Colin Craig, Canadian Taxpayers Federation If a municipal election candidate knocked on your door today, have you thought about what you might ask them? If you’re frustrated by municipal taxes going up, or if your household could do with some…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One of the three people running for two spots on the High Prairie School Division’s board of trustees (for the Slave Lake ward) is Ali Mouallem. The 40-year-old businessman is up against incumbent Joy McGregor and…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader In the ever changing technological climate of today’s workforce, working remotely has become an option for many employers when looking to expand their business or offer more flexible work arrangements to their employees.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News This weekend, some of the most famous characters in history turn 67. The first Peanuts cartoon strip was published Oct. 2, 1950 by Charles M. Schulz. Peanuts had an incredible run until Feb. 13, 2000…

‘Can’t a person just get a human being?’ Now where have we heard that before? It has probably appeared in this space before, after an attempt to phone the financial institution across the street. You would think (but you’d be…

– The RCMP continues to seek Braden Eric Foster for whom a warrant of arrest has been issued in relation to the homicide of Nicole Brenda Robar** whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 19, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Another introduction For the second straight meeting, councillors were introduced to a successful local sports team. This time it was the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Speaking for the team, Jacquie Labrie said…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Voters will choose between three candidates for public school board trustee in the Oct. 16 election. That’s three candidates for two positions on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees, to represent Slave Lake-area parents…
Roland Michener awards students for academic achievements

One hundred and forty-six Roland Michener Secondary School students were recognized for their academic achievements last week. The Leader was told the kids received awards for top marks in each course, honour roll, honour roll with distinction and citizenship. We…
First catch of the night

Families gathered at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) over the weekend for an evening full of crafts, games and activities. Attendees (including The Leader) were even lucky enough to get an up-close glimpse at a saw-whet owl. Pictured…
Cheer and good times at the Stage North Oktoberfest

Submitted You might never to get to Germany for Oktoberfest, so Stage North is bringing Oktoberfest to you! As you enjoy some old timey polkas and lively dance music by The Diamonds, feast on a late night lunch of bratwurst,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Every one of the seven members of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council is running again. But not one of them gets back in without a fight. Incumbent reeve Murray Kerik is being challenged for…