Brian Mason, the Minister of Transportation for Alberta, seems to like Slave Lake. At least he’s giving that impression, after saying ‘yes’ to local infrastructure improvement projects when it was far from expected. Last year it was the big airport…

Rumour has it somebody ran into a bear on Hwy. 88 in Slave Lake. Perhaps not surprising, given how many have been around, but we haven’t been able to confirm it. * * * * * Rumour also had it…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Official results from the Sept. 18 Metis Nation of Alberta general election were a bit slow in arriving, but they did, and here they are: It turns out Bev New of Faust was not successful in…

Oct. 2, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Crossfit seeks new digs Council dealt with an application by a downtown fitness business to relocate into an industrial area. It would require a change to the Land-Use Bylaw, which was why…

Tough to deal with, says local business owner Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Alberta government has raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour on October 1 to help hard-working families make ends meet, it says, and build an economy…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The UCP LSLCA, otherwise known as the United Conservative Party Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association, has set a few important dates. One is Oct. 19 and another is Nov. 24. In between are Oct. 25 and…
Living Waters support workers strike off to a rough start

But talks to resume this week Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader At some point, the union representing Living Waters Catholic School Division support workers and the school board are going to have to work things out. But given the fighting mood…

‘That might be as good as it gets’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Town council had pretty much cleared the decks for its Oct. 2 meeting, expecting a big turnout at a public hearing on cannabis, with lots of…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members Franklin Parts and Equipment Ltd. and the Public Business Accountant Society of Alberta. Staples Carrie Kanzig, with Staples, attended the September 24 Chamber meeting with some news from Staples.…
Lots of winners at season-ending golf tournament

Leader staff Forty-eight golfers turned out for the annual Club Championship at Gilwood on Sept. 22 and 23, sponsored by the Landon Persson Memorial Fund. As reported earlier, it was a touch on the chilly side, but most dressed accordingly.…
Winners at provincials

Al and Fran Haugen of Marten Beach are provincial seniors bridge champions, after coming out on top at the Alberta 55-Plus Fall Games in Edmonton last month. The couple was one of two representing Zone 8 in the tournament, which…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader After getting married or entering into a common-law partnership there are several steps that need to be taken with regards to your personal information on record with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If…

Brendan Boyd and Barry Rabe Troy Media Things look bleak these days for the federal government’s Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. But Canada should stay the course. The framework represents Canada’s primary compliance path with the Paris…