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Info session Wednesday at Slave Lake gov’t. ctr. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This Wednesday, folks from Alberta Environment and Parks will be in Slave Lake to talk about management plans for northern pike and walleye. There’s an update in process…

Colin Craig Canadian Taxpayers Federation Over the past year the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been quite critical about many of the Notley government’s major financial decisions. From her massive new carbon tax to her plan to more than triple the…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services For many people, giving up tobacco is easier said than done. Giving it up may be one the toughest challenges you face in life, but it will also be one of your most rewarding. Everyone…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake First off, Happy New Year to everyone! And with a new year comes a new set of topics, so let’s get off to a great start with talking about something is not usually talked…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express When it comes to left-wing/liberal media, left-wing movies and actors’ activism, now more than ever, I am on guard and tune out to ensure I don’t become a victim of their propaganda. The Golden Globe…

Edmonton police are being criticized for not releasing the names of murder victims. There is no legal requirement, apparently, either to do it or not do it. It’s probably being done out of respect for the wishes of the bereaved.…
Food bank in decent shape after Christmas season rush

But donations still more than welcome Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Food Bank is well stocked after the 2017 Christmas season. Lucille Cook, the interim executive director of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, says the food bank…

Jan. 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader More disclosure Council made a change to its honorarium policy, following up a resolution made at a council meeting just prior to last fall’s election. That motion – put forward by councillor…
Bohemian rhapsody?

One of the treats of mid-winter is getting to watch the flocks of Bohemian waxwings as they ravage the moutnain ash berries.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader SL Ford is now Revolution Slave Lake Ford, after a change in ownership that became official last week on Jan. 2. But despite the name, don’t expect any sudden changes. “Business as usual,” says Lionel Robins,…
Swan lake?

We already know from the results of the Christmas Bird Count that a few migratory birds decided to hang around Slave Lake well into the winter. On Jan. 3, one of them was still there, unwilling or perhaps unable to…

Girls from around northern Alberta spent the weekend in Slave Lake, trying out for the Team Alberta North squad that will compete at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith NT in March. It wasn’t known by…
Ready for action

The Northern Lakes College gym has been out of commission for a while and here’s why: it’s been getting an entirely new floor. “The College is looking forward to hosting 2018 events,” says Jessica Van Hoek of NLC, such as…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader As we are nearing the T4 deadline it is time to start gathering documents and tax receipts to aid in the preparation of your 2017 personal tax return. While you are at it…
Hockey back in full swing: Midgets win big at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It seemed like ages since the Slave Lake Midget Thunder had played a game, but they showed little rust in a 9 – 1 victory over Whitecourt on Saturday night. The last time they played Slave…