Midgets start second round with two wins, one loss

Heat host games this weekend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Midget Heat boys’ baseball team of Slave Lake managed to get all three games in at High Prairie on the weekend, going 2 – 1. Wins were over High Prairie…
Northern Lakes College celebrates record number of grads

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Lakes College celebrated the success of its students at the Multi Recreation Centre in Slave Lake on June 1. The college presented diplomas and certificates to graduates as part of Convocation 2018, including the first-ever…

Good turnout for the kick-off event for Seniors’ Week last week at the Pioneer Drop-In Centre in Slave Lake. Thanks to a mix-up, the sausages and bacon were nowhere to be seen for the first part of the brekkie. But…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express Just as I felt on November 8, 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, so I feel the same about Doug Ford becoming the new premier of Ontario. As the old…

The washout at Kilometre 16 on Hwy. 88 is expected to be temporarily fixed today, restoring the road connection between Slave Lake and points north. Hwy. 2 by Kinuso was reopened for traffic this morning as well, the Swan River…

It’s been about 15 months since a Slave Lake man was charged in a bizarre series of incidents involving a police chase, theft of a vehicle, a standoff on Hwy 33 and more. The justice system, overburdened and undermanned as…
Cleaning up the community

Town clean-up down; beach clean-up up Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Pitch-In Week was a bit different – or maybe a lot different – this year than usual. For one thing, it happened almost a month later. For another, the community…

June 5, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Five parcels rezoned After nobody spoke up one way or the other at the required public hearing, council went ahead and rezoned five parcels of land. Two are owned by the town,…
Slave Lake Rotary Club event successful

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake held its 777 Reverse Raffle event on Saturday, June 2 at the Multi-Rec Centre in Slave Lake. Over 800 people attended, including volunteers. The goal in the 777 is to be…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A candidate for the newly-formed United Conservative Party (UCP) for the Lesser Slave Lake riding will be selected later this summer. The High Prairie South Peace News erroneously reported in the June 6 issue…

The Leader is occasionally urged to ‘take the town to task’ (or whatever or whoever). We’re in the habit of giving the benefit of the doubt, where municipal governments are concerned, having observed over time that they do a decent…