We’ve been getting lots of email news from Gilwood Golf Club lately. So have all the members, probably. The latest is about the resumption of the weekly Men’s and Ladies’ Night events for the season. Men on Tuesdays and Ladies…

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 10, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Karl Joseph Menier pled guilty to three charges, including one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, one count of mischief involving property and one count of fraudulently…

May 9, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Breakthrough on regional waterline CAO Brian Vance shared news of a breakthrough on the raw water line project. “Big change there!” he said. “Alberta Environment approval was received. The bid packages will…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A grant of more than $180,000 has been awarded to Big Lakes County to spearhead a study on broadband services in the region. The funding comes via the Alberta Community Partnerships program. The money…

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas reporting from Smith School with Kids’ News! There will be an archery practice after school this Monday. This week is a short week! There is…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader An employee can deduct the cost of supplies paid for (or that were paid for the employee and included in the employee’s income) during the year on their personal income tax return if…
EGW kids to perform Willy Wonka show

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The E.G. Wahlstrom School drama club is on track to perform its second musical next month. According to facilitator Andrea Avery, the kids will be acting out Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate…
Close call

For everyone wondering what happened near the Cornerstone Shopping Plaza last week on May 11 – a child fell off of a cliff overtop of the Sawridge Creek. Various emergency agencies were on scene as so was The Leader. Const.…
New 2 U also new 2 her

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The New 2 U thrift store re-opened for business in Slave Lake last week, with a new owner and a totally new look. Stacy George is now the proprietor, having taken over from Joyce Kern on…

May 10, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Town requests M.D. participation in waterline upgrade Council heard the Town of Slave Lake plan for upgrading waterlines in the north end of town and into M.D. areas of Old Town Slave…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A new municipal development plan and updated land-use bylaw for Big Lakes County is a reality after nearly two years of community consultation. At its Apr. 26 meeting, county council adopted the bylaws for…

Leader staff Well known teacher and community activist Florence Gladue has been honoured with the 2017 Esquao Award in Lifetime Achievement. The award was presented April 28 at a ceremony in Edmonton. Here’s (part of) what the announcement by the…

Three ODs in three days have police alarmed Leader staff Police suspect a series of dangerous overdoses in a three -day period last week are the result of opioid drugs. One of them was fatal. RCMP issued a warning about…

Fallout continues from Poplar Lane debacle Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Reps from the engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler spoke with M.D. council last week about the project everybody would rather forget – the Poplar Lane rebuild. Glen Newman did most…
Hazard climbs

Yes, it really is that time of year again, when two or three days of warm, dry weather can push the fire hazard into the ‘high’ range. When every spark from every ATV muffler, every cigarette tossed carelessly out of…