Leader staff Something new on the Gilwood Golf Club tournament schedule this year is a one-day tournament called the Fall Open. It sounds like fun and it’s also for a good cause, which is to raise money for improvements to…
Dog park celebrates one year

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Landon Persson Memorial Off-leash Dog Park celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. The Leader chatted briefly with Slave Lake Dog Park Society director Rebecca King about how the park is doing since opening its gates…
Smile!

Slave Lake’s Tim Hortons was full of smiles last week – both real and ones made out of fondant and frosting. Your Leader reporter was on the scene and found out from owners that our town came third out of…

Sept. 13, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Liquor license for SHARA Council was asked to consider a request from the Smith Hondo Agriculture and Recreation Association (SHARA) for a letter supporting its application for a renewal of its Class ‘C’…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Prominent Slave Lake businessman and former mayor Gerry Allarie passed away on Sept. 10, a victim of prostate cancer. He was just 65 years old. “It happened so quickly,” says son Bruce Allarie. “It caught everyone…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader So far it is feeling like an average September. There is a steady trickle of migration on the non-windy days and banding is steady but not terribly busy. Myrtle warblers are still the most…

Your Page 9 correspondent was in Edmonton recently, and with some time to kill in the Cloverdale neighbourhood, decided to seek out the so-called ‘accidental’ beach that is being talked about so much. What was all the fuss about? we…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service’s annual open house is right around the corner on October 9th. We spoke with deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek to get all the details about what’s happening at this year’s…

Slave Lake Provincial Court September 13, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Carson Laboucan appeared in court and pled guilty to six charges, including one count of assault, three counts of breaching conditions, and two counts of failing to appear in…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake One of the things I hear when I’m speaking with people here in Lesser Slave Lake, and all across the province, is what a difference quality child care and early educational supports make…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Earlier this week, I attended an information session on the proposed federal changes to tax legislation. Now before you stop reading this I would recommend you take 120 seconds and invest the time, as…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s always good fun watching a city and a sports team duking it out in public over a stadium. That’s what happened last week in Calgary when negotiations broke down between the Flames and the City…

We’ll probably do some sort of a preview pretty soon of the Stage North Concert Series for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Or have we already done that? Anyway, the season kicks off on Oct. 13, with the East Coast trio…

Gerry Allarie was a good guy. A lot of people were saying a lot of nice things about the local businessman, former mayor, community supporter and family man who died last week at the age of 65. But that one,…

Sept. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Let’s start with baseball!’ With that remark, mayor Tyler Warman welcomed representatives of two local baseball teams that had a lot of success in 2016. The Junior ‘AAA’ Heat were provincial champions and…

“Leave it at 60” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Transportation is not in favour of a return to an 80 kilometre-per-hour speed limit on Hwy. 88 through Slave Lake. A letter stating that was in the town council agenda package…