Out of the blue: photos from Fawcett Lake, 1945

POWs at Fawcett Lake with local girl Faye Roe.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader ran an article or two about a Second World War prisoner of war camp at Fawcett Lake. Members of two German…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Roland Michener Rams and the St. Francis Falcons were busy on the basketball court earlier this month at a divisional tournament in Donnelly. According to Falcon coach Evan Mellsen and Rams coach Matthew Carter, both…
One gold, two silvers for Roland Michener curling teams

The Max McGregor rink, represnting Roland Michener School, won the zones on Saturday on home ice. Left to right are McGregor, Joel Girard, Austin Hay, Parker Hay and coach Blayne McGregor.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Those who didn’t stop…

Club members stand outside the M.D.’s office after telling the councillors about what the club is all about.   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’re into horseback riding, trapping, small engines and other sorts of activities – the Northern Lights…

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Running would be more fun if there was a shelter at the start and end The weather isn’t always as nice as ‘fun run’ organizers would like. It would be handy to have a shelter…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Can homelessness be eliminated in Slave Lake? Jamie Linington of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre thinks so. As she explained to town council last week, it would happen in three stages. The first – already…

Dr. Graham R. Jones showing a lethal dose of heroin versus fentanyl   Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Fentanyl – a drug 100 times more potent than morphine and caused over 300 Albertans to die in 2016. Last week Edmonton’s chief…

Do this without a permit and you’ll be getting a visit from the forest protection people.   Leader staff March 1 marks the official start to the Wildfire Season in Alberta. That means burning permits are required. “Last year in…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader   Parking in Smith Council reviewed the issue of parking in front of the Smith Half Century Plus hall. Apparently the angle parking that is customary there is not safe, because longer vehicles backing out of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River bridges are taking a beating from heavy haul traffic in the winter. This is nothing new, but the M.D. is starting to take notice and worry about the liability and the…

Slave Lake Bantam “A” team against Sexsmith   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Bantam ‘A’ Team got into a bit of trouble on Sunday. One solid game away from advancing to the provincials, they fell behind and looked to…
Chamber business awards bash a night to remember

Stefan Plouffe of Slave Lake Chrysler, the award sponsor, Chamber president Brittany Giesbrecht and Rose and Bruce Whitney of Water Pure & Simple, the Business of the Year.   Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s fair to say a good time…

Picture-collecting campaign Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Christopher Brown, Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator, popped by The Leader last week and updated us on a few things the Town is planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. To start, Brown says,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader All sorts of services Council got the latest version of what Community Futures is and does, right from the horse’s mouth – that being its executive director, Christopher Robblee. Mostly he focused on services CF provides…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Folks from Stollery Children’s Hospital were in town earlier this month and hosted a day-long event. “We reached out to Treaty 8 communities to see how they think we can provide better services to Indigenous children,”…