There’s a lot of impatience in our culture. It probably has some good effects, but today let’s consider a few of the bad ones. It tends to cause people to fly off the handle when things aren’t working the way…

Nov. 28, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s town council notebook is a bit different than usual, thanks to The Leader missing the Nov. 28 meeting. We picked up the following information from town manager Brian Vance and from…

Chris Brown and Ed Procyshyn stepped up to the griddle to help out at the pancake breakfast put on by the Town of Slave Lake FCSS department for area seniors. The weather might have kept a few away, but about…
This just in from your regional fire service

Leader staff Lots of training has been going on at the fire hall in Slave Lake. Recently, 25 firefighters from the region (including Loon Lake and Trout/Peerless Lake) spent a day doing vehicle extrication training at the hall. Then they…

Joe McWilliams and Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Barb Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre informed Chamber of Commerce members last week about the recent re-start of Slave Lake’s overnight homeless shelter, called the Mat Program. “We opened Saturday…

Two views of the work on the raw water intake pump house project in Wagner by the ball diamonds. Above is what it looks like from the lake access road; below, courtesy of Doug Baird of the Town of Slave…

We don’t have the final details on the annual Christmas Craft Sale, but for now, chief organizer Karen Plourde of the Slave Lake Adult Education Committee is calling it a success. Attendance was down from past years on the Friday…
Local band looking forward to first paying gig

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Jackpines…. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, even if you have heard of Old Devils and Dead Rebels, which is what the Slave Lake musical group called itself for a while. Visitors to open…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County welcomes news that the province will provide a tax credit for uncollectable taxes on oil and gas properties. “It’s very good that the government is going to do something about it,”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So, what is Dancepl3y, and what is that three doing in there? Questions like these keep news reporters running and we believe we’ve gotten to the bottom of this one. Dancepl3y (pronounced ‘danceplay’) is an exercise…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader It is important to be aware of scams and phishing schemes that have occurred recently with regards to individuals claiming that they are representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and that could…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Abundant Life Worship Centre has another pastor for its flock; Cory Hughes has been the ‘Life Group’ pastor for the past three months or so. “My job description is threefold,” he says. But first…
High school hoops begins

The first game of the 2017/18 school basketball season was between the junior boys teams from St. Francis and Roland Michener on Nov. 23 at St. Francis. The Michener Rams won 60 – 37 with a big surge in the…
Skating programs running with 72 kids registered

From three-year-olds up Submitted Every Skate Canada skating program complements the others and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and they are…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader An almost jam-packed house showed up to watch the Slave Lake Midget Thunder play Edson on Friday night. The large turnout had a lot to do with the recent tragic passing of former Thunder captain Tyler…