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Part II of our Brian Pitcairn story, in which he launches his teaching career at Atikameg. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Brian Pitcairn was assigned the oldest group at the school in Atikameg, on the Whitefish First Nation to a Grade…

Gus is a seven-month-old male Labrador cross. He is neutered and has all his shots. Gus lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Gus walks well on a leash, is house trained and likes other dogs, cats and kids. To…
It’s hard to find anything to talk about these days except how darn cold it is. However, everybody knows, or should know, that the first half of April is just as likely to be wintry as spring-like. That March 21…
The Slave Lake Curling Club received a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Slave Lake on March 20. Accepting the cheque for the curling club are Tyson Nehring and Donna Arseneau.   The Slave Lake Sharks summer swim club…
Last month (March) Students of E.G Walhstrom Public School in Slave Lake participated in the Nutrition Month Poster Contest. Grade 4, 5, and 6 students were challenged at creating food-scapes. From left to right – Stephanie Forgie, Grade 5 winner…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The towns Online Peace Officer auction was a hit with community members. Chris Brown, the Communications Coordinator for the Town of Slave Lake, says the auction raised approximately $3,500. The auction had closed Wednesday, March 28…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Meet Garry Roth. He’s the new Director of Community Services for the Town of Slave Lake. On the job a bit over a month, Roth says he’s still in the process of figuring out how things…
Yes, the geese are back, but their numbers as of last week were still small, and they probably weren’t too happy about the weather.
If you’ve been wondering what happens to all those heaps of busted up concrete in a field on the western edge of town, here it is. They get pulverized into something resembling gravel by the machine pictured here. What happens…

To the Editor: I must write to make a comment on a news item about a month or so ago. I am talking about the appointment of Brenda Lucki as the first female RCMP Commissioner. I had the honour and…

What’s your number? Tom Tippin General Manger, Gilwood Golf Club You’ve heard the standard reasons to maintain an accurate handicap factor. “Level playing field.” “Track your progress.” Blah, blah, blah. Here’s the real reason. Don’t be a cheater. Be a…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Keeping children safe has always been a mother’s goal. That is why Cristabel Encinas-Rodriguez decided to run a poison prevention campaign in Slave Lake. “I think we all know someone who had an unintentional poisoning incident…

To the Editor: It now appears that the Liberal regime in Ottawa is in the process of forcing our Alberta NDP government to draft up what is called a caribou ‘protection’ plan. With the anti-resource industry attitude in Ottawa, this…

Brandy Walters For the Lakeside Leader If you’re new to this area, welcome! It’s a great place to live or to visit, there’s a wonderful lake or two nearby and you’re sure to find a vibrant collection of people wherever…

Submitted Alberta’s Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) will provide $1 million to support growth in the tourism industry. It has a focus on ‘shoulder-season’ tourism development, rural projects and Indigenous cultural experiences. It offers matching grants up to $75,000. “More…