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…

Ribbon of darkness Looking at the new pavement on Poplar Lane (near Slave Lake) almost makes you want to go home and grab your skateboard or roller blades. According to M.D. CAO Allan Winarski, that is exactly what some kids…
Ceremonial snip

You might wonder what’s so special about a little paving project that it would induce M.D. council to go to the trouble of cutting a ribbon in a rain shower. It might have something to do with the saga of…

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve – Murray Kerik, Mike Skrynyk Councillor for Division 1 Robert Esau, Gary Horton, Darren Fulmore, Sandra Melzer, Becky Peiffer Councillor for Division II Brian Rosche, Brad Pearson, Munir Ahmad Mughal, Charlotte Measor   Town…
New memorabilia at the Legion

Visitors to the Slave Lake Legion will notice a few new items in the display case, including a pair of army boots. The local cadets brought them back as a souvenir from a their trip to Vimy Ridge in the…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader According to Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga, ‘savasana’ is another pose that looks easy, but in reality is one of the more harder ones because it asks you to slow down and to…

Library in the midst of creating adult workshops Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library just brought a new recruit on board, her name is Suzanne Wilson and she is the new program co-ordinator. “This…
Blue vs. Red

Blue vs. Red (you’ll have to take our word for it) in a slave Lake Summer Rec League semi-final game on Sept. 7. Blue won, and went on to win the final.  

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Terry Fox was just 18 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer in his right leg and was in his first year of university studying kinesiology. He would later have that leg amputated six inches…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A group of Slave Lake Bantam and Midget-aged baseball players will be juggling baseball and hockey at the same time (at least some of them) for the next few weeks. Not to mention schoolwork and whatever…