Sen. Jane Cordy and Sen. Raymonde Gagné Troy Media “I wasn’t born to be a drug addict,” said a brave member of the audience at our recent open caucus meeting in the Senate on the Opioid Crisis in Canada. He…
Arts council gearing up for summer and painting

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The week of April 1 to 5 was a busy week for the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council. On Wednesday, it hosted a meet and greet at The Fix. On Friday, it hosted the April…
St. Francis students host a quarter carnival fundraiser

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, St. Francis of Assisi held a quarter carnival fundraiser in the gym and front entry way. There was cotton candy and candied apples and other foods for sale. There were small prizes…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader High Prairie and Faust RCMP detachments have joined forces to better serve the region. Presenting this news to Big Lakes County council on March 27 was High Prairie RCMP Staff/Sgt. Warren Wright. Wright said…
Humboldt Strong and Green Shirt Day

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Various local schools marked the one-year anniversary of the Humboldt crash. Conner Lukan from Slave Lake was one of the victims in the crash on April 6, 2018. The Conner Lukan Fitness Park opened in Slave…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There are still a few unknowns, but last week M.D. of Lesser Slave River council accepted a recommendation to approve the operating and capital budgets as presented. Tweaks may follow, but it’ll likely end up pretty…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As the first few geese fly overhead, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory gears up for another season. Currently, two local volunteers have signed-up which is better than other years, but birder-in-charge Robyn Perkins would like…
Loggers Bonspiel wraps up Kinuso curling season

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, Kinuso curling season wrapped up with the Loggers Bonspiel. Roberta Hunt and the rest of the curling club would like to thank Gerry and Dean Doerksen for making ice all year and…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For small business owners nearing retirement it is important to consider how to make your business more saleable sooner rather than later. The sooner a retirement or succession plan is considered the more…