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ATV up in smoke

Last Friday evening fire crews were called out to a vehicle fire north of the boat launch in Old Town Slave Lake. According to deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek, nobody was hurt, but the vehicle was completely destroyed. Forest protection…
‘Treatz ‘R Us’ moves across town

Shop owner Dennise McIntyre sits along side pup Oliver who was getting his hair done in the new salon area. McIntyre moved the doggie daycare and grooming service earlier in July to the same location as the soon-to-be open animal…
Public Library putting on ‘summer story walk’ until August

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’re wondering why various businesses have storybook pages in their windows, it’s because they’re taking part in the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library’s summer programming. “Our community story walk is a fun activity…

Thomas Dang MLA Edmonton South-West Many Albertans have made it clear that they want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time but now the question is which time zone. One of the things I’ve learned since being elected MLA for…

Karen Brideau Alberta Health Services Everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, but most people do not appeciate the scope of its value. Being active is something that most people can do for their entire life, but…

Bacchus Barua Troy Media Recent news reports about private payments for medically-necessary procedures in British Columbia tell an important story about a group of desperate people who are being oppressed by those in power. But based on headlines castigating “double-dipping”…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A Joussard woman wants Big Lakes County to do something about ATVs roaring and speeding in the hamlet; also to allow people to use golf carts on local roads. At its regular meeting on…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Even if you have not tried all the options, throw money at a problem. In fact, when you haven’t even defined the problem, what the heck, throw money anyway! And best of all, you get…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s pose is called ‘reverse plank pose’ and according to Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga, helps strengthen the core, arms and legs. “Begin sitting on your mat with your legs straight out…

When you think about it, why wouldn’t anyone want to be a municipal councillor? You get to make decisions that make somebody mad, pretty much every week. Those decisions may also be good ones for the majority of citizens, who…

That sure was a scathing letter in the Edmonton Journal on July 1, on the dire condition of Alberta’s capacity to prosecute crimes. Author Sheila Brown was taking both Justice Minister Katherine Ganley and Journal columnist Paula Simons to task…
Evasive action

A goldeneye duck flops around in front of a fishing boat on Lesser Slave River one early morning last week, attempting to distract attention from her brood of ducklings, which she has sent off in another direction.
Dog Island Brewing gets its patio

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week, Slave Lake town council wrestled further with the question of whether to approve a patio for a commercial business located in an industrial area. It required a bylaw change, since such uses have not…
Is this acceptable?

Some people think it is; many do not. One of those is Brice Ferguson, a Town councillor for Slave Lake, who made cleaning up Devonshire Beach to make it more appealing for tourists a plank in his by-election campaign for…

July 4, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader No refund on redevelopment levy In one of several resolutions with a split vote, council turned down a request from a local company for a refund of an off-site levy. Phasar Investments had…
Over 250 kids play minor soccer 2017 outdoor season

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association (SLMSA) wrapped up its 2017 outdoor season on a high note, says SLMSA president Esther Bylsma. “We had at least 250 kids this year!” she says. “Each week all the…