March 20, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Springwood crossing Council heard that CN Rail has committed to doing a permanent fix on the two bumpy rail crossings in town. In the meantime, one has been made less bumpy by…

To the Editor: I have seen the impact of crime in rural communities first hand. Where I live in Boyle, I have had my own property stolen more than once. Albertans from one end of this province to the other…
Pysanka time

If it’s Easter time, somebody somewhere is making Ukrainian Easter eggs. Several ladies were doing exactly that last Friday at a Pysanka-decorating ladies’ night held by the Regional Arts council.
Signs of spring

Searching for signs of spring last week, we found the following: two swans (or maybe snow geese) out on the lake near the pumphouse. Just out of the photo to the left were three Canada Geese. This was on March…
The Landon Persson Memorial Fund

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently made a $2,000 donation to the Friends For Learning Society. It was in recognition of the work Friends For Learning members did at the Ice Breaker banquet last August. Presenting the donation are (left…
Women’s Day brunch brings back goals and dreams

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society held its annual ‘Brunch with the Girls’ event on March 11. It was in support of International Women’s Day on March 8. The event was held at TA’s Asian Grill and Steakhouse…
Off to the Winter Games

Slave Lake town council handed out some swag and got their photo taken with several local members of Team Alberta North on March 13. The athletes, coaches and mission staff members left for Hay River and Fort Smith NT this…
Brooms & Brew Bonspiel

Congratulations to the 2018 Brooms & Brew Bonspiel Champions! The “River Rats” (seen here: Pat Brunner, Doug Kubel, Todd Whitby, Bill Bittorf) defeated the “Sweeping Beauties” in the final.

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Lights Aquatic Centre has a busy schedule planned this April, as spring has finally sprung and Easter is right around the corner. The aquatics centre will be closed for Good Friday, March 30. Tim Hortons…

Francesca Giroux, CPA It is important to determine whether an individual working for you is an employee or self-employed (i.e. sub-contractor), as this affects an individual’s entitlement to Employment Insurance (EI). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) looks at several factors…
Winners in Whitecourt

Followers of last year’s successful Slave Lake Bantam team probably know four of its members played ‘AA’ hockey in Whitecourt this year in the Northern Alberta Hockey League. Here they are in a photo supplied by Joey Mouallem, following the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Pee Wee 1 Thunder are heading to the Pee Wee ‘B’ Provincial Championships this weekend in LaCrete. They enter the tournament as the Zone 1 champions, having defeated the host LaCrete Lumberjacks in a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You’ve heard talk about a local group reviving Junior ‘B’ hockey in Slave Lake. It turns out at the same time as that is happening, a U.S. Jr. ‘A’ league is expanding into western Canada and…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So much for the regular season. Slave Lake’s Midget and Pee Wee teams both finished ahead of their Edson counterparts in the standings, but Edson looked way better in weekend playoff games. First, the Pee Wees…
They’re off!

Two sleds jump off the line with a spray of snow in the Outlaw Sled Drags event, held on Saturday off Big Fish Bay on Lesser Slave Lake. Put on by the Slave Lake Snow and Mud Association, the drags…