Commentary by Mac Olsen It was surprising to hear on April 3 that the National Hockey League will not allow its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But, as regrettable as that will be for…

There’s something perverse about business executives getting huge bonuses just after they’ve laid off thousands of employees. It rubs people the wrong way like not much else. One of the grosser examples of it happened recently with Bombardier, the Quebec…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Should municipalities keep a pot of money to dole out when community groups come looking for support for good projects? The Town of Slave Lake did in its budgets the last couple of years, but cut…

It’s tough to criticize a fellow who is willing to give away millions of his own money to help less fortunate folks get healthier. And to be fair, nobody is accusing former CNRL boss Allan Markin and his Pure North…

Leader staff A recreational trailer went up in smoke in Widewater on March 26, RCMP report. They consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. “The fire is believed to have occurred between…

Last week we ran a photo of this part of the Slave Lake community trail system that at the time was choked with garbage. In the meantime, town staff did a nice job of cleaning it up!
Support for Minor Soccer

The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association recently received a $5,000 donation from the Slave Lake Kinettes, to help cover costs in the upcoming season. Presenting the cheque for the Kinettes is Jill Shepherd, left, to Tasha Albert of SLMSA. Albert…

Slave Lake Provincial Court April 5, 2017 Judge J.K Sihra presiding Kevin Albert Potskin found out that failing to comply with a probationary condition comes with a consequence. Provincial Crown Attorney Petter Hurich told the court that back in July…
Province announces new college campus for High Prairie

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Funding of $21.6 million for a new consolidated campus in High Prairie for Northern Lakes College has been announced. Alberta’s Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt passed on the good news at a Mar. 27…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In this final chapter of the Big Picture, we see that as part of the Christian worldview, all things as we know them will come to an end. This world we be restored…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brenda Hannah, Early Learning consultant for Slave Lake and Area, says she has some news about an upcoming conference happening in town. “I’m excited to have the final draft ready for distribution for the 2nd Annual…