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May 9, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. council held the second ‘in the communities’ meeting in Smith on May 9, following one a month earlier in Flatbush. The idea is to make it easier for community members to…
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…
Students showcase talents at Smith School Leadership Day

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On May 4, students, families and friends gathered at the Smith School to celebrate Leadership Day. Principal of the Smith School Brenna Liddell explains that the Smith School is a Leader In me school. One of…
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.…

A Slave Lake specialty shop says it is closing due to competition from online shopping. There may be more to it than that, but it’s getting to be a fairly common story. It comes at the same time as a…
Outdoor Adventure Spring Trade Show 2018

One of the premier events of the year for the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is the spring trade show. Re-branded this year with an ‘outdoor adventure’ theme, the trade show took place on May 4 and 5…

New campground in plans, but no money for it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big plans are one thing and the big money to do them is another. That seems to be the perpetual dilemma facing the folks who manage Alberta’s…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader A series of videos of Slave Lake seniors discussing local history will not be gathering quite so much dust, thanks to efforts of the Town of Slave Lake and Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library. Back…

Shipping containers or nothing, council hears Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New developments in government financial support for a proposed affordable housing project in Slave Lake put the local housing authority in an interesting position. The message – received at a…
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…

Nice weather around here lately, but we really need some rain! Of course the day this paper comes out is the seven-year anniversary of the day a wildfire blew into Slave Lake and another one got into Widewater and Canyon…