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The fishing is good!

A big fat otter enjoys a meal of fish on the Lesser Slave Lake ice near the mouth of Oilmen’s Creek on May 6.

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Last week I opened by saying it felt as though migration was taking its time getting going. Well this week, at least for half of it, migration was on. May 4 marked the beginning…
Different interpretation in Manitoba

It’s possible ‘parallel parking’ has a different interpretation in Manitoba, but probably the driver of this vehicle didn’t read the sign outside the ATB in Slave Lake on Thursday afternoon.

Richard Froese South Peace News Tourism has great potential to boom around the Lesser Slave Lake region. The upcoming Victoria Day weekend on May 19-21 historically marks the launch of the summer tourism season, when people flock to the lake…
Stolen vehicle that rolled in the ditch

A stolen vehicle that rolled in the ditch a few kilometres north of Slave Lake on May 6 came from Wabasca. Police say it was headed south when it rolled, ending up on its roof sometime early that Sunday morning.…
New blocks for the pool

No more slipping and false starts for the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Thanks to community donations, the club was able to have new starting blocks installed at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. According to Michelle Vekved…
Spring training

Nantcy Dyck leaping her way across the sand during track and field practice on May 9 at Roland Michener Secondary School. Samuel Plante of the Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School throwing a discus during track and field practice on May…

Mammogram screen testing is coming to Slave Lake and Wabasca, Alberta Health Services informs us. It’s in Wabasca May 28 – 30 and in Slave Lake June 8 – 14. 1-800-667-0604. * * * * * The only sure way…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Over this past week we have been seeing more species every day, but it still feels as though migration is taking its time getting started. Canada and white-fronted goose have been seen on most…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader After receiving your personal income tax Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), some individuals may note that the CRA has made changes to the return that was filed and…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake People in Lesser Slave Lake care deeply about education. When I first ran for office, I heard it wherever I went. People wanted kids here to have the same opportunities they would in…

Jule Asterisk REAC In an open house in Faust on April 26, local residents are led around a series of placards ringing the Royal Purple hall by Alberta Environment and Parks (AE&P) representatives. These show the history of wood preserving…

One of Dennis Barton’s racehorses has been nominated for a provincial award. We don’t have any details on what Emma Jean Too did to earn the nomination, but Dennis has been invited to a gala awards event at the Chateau…
Crushing it

Mountains of crushed ice were piled up at the Canyon Creek harbour last week, making an irresistible climbing challenge.

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express Sometimes we discover we have changed, that the persona we trusted as authentic and with which we presented ourselves to others no longer fits and needs adjustment. Change, especially personal change is often discomfiting at…