To the Editor: RE: ‘Another case for capitalism’ [March 7, 2018 Lakeside Leader]. The American capitalism model that some people prefer to socialism is a deeply flawed concept. Socialists would be more successful if it weren’t for the American government…
Pet adoption event goes well: lots more needing homes

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Animal Rescue Committee held an adoption event on March 10. This is the second event the committee has held this year, so far. Animal Rescue Committee is a non-for- profit group of volunteers…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) is bringing the Ukraine to Slave Lake at its upcoming ladies craft night on March 23. Attendees will be creating their own Ukrainian Easter eggs, also known as…

Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Rural crime is an issue I’ve heard about often in our region since I was elected, and I’ve been working closely with Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley on our shared commitment to keep rural…

This just in from the head office: the Spotlight regional supplement to this and two other newspapers in the region is being phased out, or cut out or at least terminated. This we expect to happen next week. What does…
Local couple celebrates 60 years together

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader In this day in age, where “Till death do us part” turns into until “our first fight,” one couple has defied those odds with their unwavering love for one another. Bud and Shirley Karst have been…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake One of the most labour-intensive exercises I take part in being on council is budget. The idea of spending over $20-million every year to keep our community running and moving in the right direction…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Town of Slave Lake Peace Officers are holding an online auction. The auction is happening through a Facebook page which was created specifically for the sale, called Town of Slave Lake: Online Auction. Mark Becker, Senior…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express In most major countries, there is an absence of strong, inspired leadership, giving rise to relentless conflict and deep fissures in the body politic. Here in Canada, we have a government leader with a new-age…

A group of Wabascanians is pushing for more financial disclosure from their local government, which is the Bigstone Cree Nation. They call themselves the Bigstone Empowerment Society. The situation is a bit murky (at least to us), but not to…
‘Disney Tropical Cruise’

‘Disney Tropical Cruise’ was the theme of Saturday’s year-end figure skating carnival, put on at the Tervita Arena in Slave Lake by the Lakeside Figure Skating Club. The CanSkate 1 group went all out in dressing up for the theme.…
Town budget calls for a 1.34 per cent tax increase

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council passed what were described as a fairly lean pair of budgets last week – operational and capital. They’ll result in a 1.34 per cent tax increase across the board. Presenting the report,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Peace River-Westlock Member of Parliament Arnold Viersen paid a visit to town council last week to provide an update on what he’s been working on in Ottawa. Most of what concerns his riding has to do…

Regional tri-council notebook March 7, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town councillor Joy McGregor had a comprehensive report for her colleagues on all the business discussed at recent meetings of the sub-committee on health. Good news includes two new…

March 13, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Watershed stuff Lesser Slave Watershed Council Executive Director Meghan Payne presented council with a report on the Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the LSL basin. The report talks about water quality and…

The boom in craft brewing should be enough evidence that not all the good business ideas have already been thought of and tried. Who could have imagined it? Somebody obviously did, somewhere, and look at it go. Even little old…