Tradition alive and well

Thanks to volunteers like these, the Terry Fox Run in Slave Lake is doing as well or better than it ever has. Chief organizer Rhonda Willis (right) says around $4,500 was raised this year in the Sept. 17 run, and…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader We are half way through September and it is looking like this is going to be one of the slowest fall banding seasons on record. I highly doubt we’ll set the record for the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Esther Bylsma has a busy schedule supporting and playing sports. She’ll be coaching high school basketball, serves on the board of Slave Lake Minor Soccer and plays competitive soccer in Edmonton. All this in her spare…
Sharks meet council

Members of the Slave Lake Sharks swim club pose with town councillors at council’s Sept. 19 meeting. The club had a successful season and is one of several local sports teams to be introduced to council this month.  

Golfers taking in the nice weather during the Fall Open last weekend – results to come in an upcoming edition of The Leader.  

Runners take off at the 3rd annual Slave Lake Kidsport run on Sept. 24, 2017.  

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As reported earlier, it’s a lean year for minor hockey registrations in the upper age groups. The Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association will only be able to ice one team in both Bantam and Midget boys.…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A proposal to lower speed limits in Big Lakes County hamlets has hit a speed bump. At its Sept. 13 meeting, county council tabled third reading of a draft bylaw to decrease the speed…
‘In your face’ history

High school students at St. Francis School in Slave Lake learned some disturbing history last week when a touring presentation on the man-made famine in Ukraine in the 1930s paid a visit. Social Studies teacher Evan Mellsen says learning about…

Mike Skrynyk for M.D. reeve Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The battle for reeve in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River is between the incumbent Murray Kerik and one of his council colleagues, Mike Skrynyk. It’ll be Skrynyk’s second run for…

Sept. 13, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public works shop work The bids are in on a project to rearrange the M.D.’s Slave Lake public works shop to provide a decent meeting room for the crew. Budgeted at $15,000, the…

To the Editor: Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines, and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or in other words things that people need or want. Taxes decrease…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council appears to be split on the issue of climate change. This became apparent in an Aug. 30 discussion around a workshop on the topic that council will participate in. The…