Terri Flemmer Alberta Health Services It’s the time of year where Albertans are taking out their bicycles and enjoying the benefits of cycling. Wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by 85 per cent. Wearing a…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake May means a lot of different things to people. For some it’s spring, others its about Mother’s Day, for some people it is about getting out in the gardens and planting flowers, or for…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express The Wildrose Party certainly made the right call last week with their motion to encourage the federal government to end the purchase of ‘dictator oil.’ Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda made the following…

Two staff members at schools in Slave Lake have recently been slammed by the teachers’ union for what it deems inappropriate behaviour. Fair enough – unions have rules and disciplinary procedures. If you break them, punishment follows. But in these…
Battle between north and south birders this month

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Migration really picked-up over the past week. Every day we are counting hundreds of birds of an increasing number of species. Myrtle warbler, American robin and blackbirds have had daily observation totals in the…

The Woods & Water Recreational Trails Association held its annual general meeting last week. This is the group that hopes to develop a section of the Trans Canada Trail across the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake. The good news…
Community pitches in, cleans up a lot

Leader staff Pitch-In Week in Slave Lake was still going on when this paper was put together, so chief organizer Jill Shepherd of the Town of Slave Lake didn’t have final numbers for us. But she was pretty sure the…

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.…