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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy brought town council up to date last week on some of the latest news from the detachment. “This is the year of transition,” Murphy said, adding that three transferred officers have…
More from the 2017 Ukrainian Cultural Society spring show

Advanced dancers Kayla Kashuba (l) and Noah Mitchell (r) open the show with a ‘volyn duet’. Other advanced dancers Tristan Block (left), Calli Mitchell (centre) and Ethan Mitchell (right) performing a traditional trio routine. Alexis Mitchell (centre) along with other…
Tolko gives back

Mike Leach (far left), Karolyn Kendall (left centre) and Tyler Harris (far right) of the Tolko Athabasca Divison provided Northern Haven Support Society with $5,000 last week. Shelly May Ferguson (right centre) accepted the donation. The funds were raised through…
Exhibitor numbers up at 2017 Chamber of Commerce trade show

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader As promised in last week’s edition of The Leader, here’s a recap of the Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring trade show. “I think it went great!” says Chamber president Brittany Giesbrecht. “The…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Last week we began exploring some good reasons to go to church, but many find excuses as to why they shouldn’t. The list is ridiculous if we compared it to watching hockey: 1)…

Terri Flemmer Alberta Health Services It’s the time of year where Albertans are taking out their bicycles and enjoying the benefits of cycling. Wearing a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by 85 per cent. Wearing a…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake May means a lot of different things to people. For some it’s spring, others its about Mother’s Day, for some people it is about getting out in the gardens and planting flowers, or for…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express The Wildrose Party certainly made the right call last week with their motion to encourage the federal government to end the purchase of ‘dictator oil.’ Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda made the following…

Two staff members at schools in Slave Lake have recently been slammed by the teachers’ union for what it deems inappropriate behaviour. Fair enough – unions have rules and disciplinary procedures. If you break them, punishment follows. But in these…
Battle between north and south birders this month

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Migration really picked-up over the past week. Every day we are counting hundreds of birds of an increasing number of species. Myrtle warbler, American robin and blackbirds have had daily observation totals in the…

The Woods & Water Recreational Trails Association held its annual general meeting last week. This is the group that hopes to develop a section of the Trans Canada Trail across the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake. The good news…
Community pitches in, cleans up a lot

Leader staff Pitch-In Week in Slave Lake was still going on when this paper was put together, so chief organizer Jill Shepherd of the Town of Slave Lake didn’t have final numbers for us. But she was pretty sure the…

We’ve been getting lots of email news from Gilwood Golf Club lately. So have all the members, probably. The latest is about the resumption of the weekly Men’s and Ladies’ Night events for the season. Men on Tuesdays and Ladies…

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 10, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Karl Joseph Menier pled guilty to three charges, including one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, one count of mischief involving property and one count of fraudulently…

May 9, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Breakthrough on regional waterline CAO Brian Vance shared news of a breakthrough on the raw water line project. “Big change there!” he said. “Alberta Environment approval was received. The bid packages will…