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It was junior basketball action at the Roland Michener Secondary School on Feb. 1. The Rams hosted the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Falcons. The Falcons beat the Rams 40-37 in a close, back and forth game.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget Thunder boys’ hockey team lost their first game of the season against a strong Jasper team. Since then, the Thunder have lost only once more, but have always trailed Jasper in the standings.…

To the Editor: I read Mac Olsen’s commentary regarding the CBC and other things. I may have left an erroneous impression when I mentioned a woman at the CBC giving Andrew Scheer a few bite marks. There are equal opportunity…

Lakeside Figure Skating Club members (l. to r.) Kyle Tacal, Cameron Palmer Isabella Prah and Ava Prah on the podium at the Peace Regional Invitational competition in Grande Prairie on the Jan. 27 weekend, with their coach Lisa Gall. As…
Ukrainian New Year celebration draws a crowd

Dinner, dancing show held in Widewater this year Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society’s Malanka celebration proved to be a success. Karen Babiy, of the Ukrainian Cultural Society, says that up to 200 people attended the…

Somebody asked us the other day: ‘Is Party With Your Toques On’ happening this year? That’s a good question and we wish we knew the answer. Maybe somebody who does know will read this and tell us so we can…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Plans to create a museum and community archive in Wabasca are picking up steam, according to a couple of the people involved in it. Museum society chair Mike Beaver – who is also a former chief…

For Immediate Release February 7, 2018 Slave Lake, AB – The Slave Lake RCMP are currently investigating two break and enter occurrences that took place at local businesses.  The first report came from Appara Shoes on Main Street.  Suspects gained…

File #2018-43516 On Jan. 10 2018, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., someone stole a black Ford F250 pickup truck from the parking lot of the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre in Slave Lake. The truck has the…

Judge orders one man to pay $24,828 in restitution and serve 155 days in jail; another gets 545 days Slave Lake Provincial Court Jan. 31 Judge G. W. Paul Presiding Daniel Richard McGee, 41, was convicted on charges of theft…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Work progresses on the remediation of contaminated land in Faust – a site where a firm called Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers once operated. Big Lakes County council was updated by Alberta Environment and Parks…

Never a dull moment at Gr. 1 – 3 school Leader staff Mrs. Dana’s class at C.J. Schurter School had more fun than anyone else on Jan. 30. They earned the privilege of ‘pie-ing’ Mr. Hay by doing the most…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Readers may have noticed ads in The Leader asking for suggestions on who (or what) to name things after in Slave Lake. Parks, trails, recreational facilities – that sort of thing. This is not a new…

Tyler Warman For the Lakeside Leader Last week an article came out in the local newspaper that talked about a new path forward for the Legacy Centre. For me, I don’t believe the article did a good job illustrating what…

Richard Froese South Peace News Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is back on Feb. 14, a time for love and romance. After that, Family Day on Feb. 19 brings families of inter-generations and communities together. Valentine’s Day and…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A two-day preliminary inquiry has been set for a man involved in a high-speed chase and an armed stand-off with police in the Kinuso area last spring. The 42-year-old appeared in High Prairie provincial…