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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Information technology consultant Steve Eppley made a pitch to M.D. of Lesser Slave River council last week for M.D. participation in something called the Broadband Discovery Project. This is a scheme he’s been advising Big Lakes…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader With just two games left in the Monday Night Mixed League, only three points separate first place RIBS, second place FOURTH END FREESTYLE, and third place MOR-PORT. At stake is a one game, winner-take-all…
Running the table at the Oilmen’s

The Spartan Controls team from Edmonton won the 2018 edition of the Slave Lake Oilmen’s Bonspiel. Skipped by Brian Blaylock, the team roared through the draw undefeated, beating the Danny Gorham’s Seguin Construction rink in the ‘A’ final by a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget Thunder hockey team had their hands full for a short while in their March 3 league playoff opener with Athabasca. Expected to dominate, they eventually figured out what was what and won the…
North to Alaska

Ten sledders from Michigan and Ontario passed through Slave Lake last week on their way to Alaska. They are members of the MichCanSka expedition and they are raising funds for diabetes research. Member Don Lipinski told The Leader the group…

Commentary by Mac Olsen I have only sympathy for the people of Venezuela, as many have been forced to flee abroad to find employment to provide food for their families. The country’s petroleum industry is struggling to hold onto its…

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…
Roland Michener School band students

Several Roland Michener School band students were sent to participate in the U of A Provincial Honour Band, consisting of 194 students from across the province. They were conducted by Dr. Angela Schroeder from the U of A and Rüdiger…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Alberta Health Services (AHS) is having a year-long wellness campaign called What’s your balance? Since many waking hours are spent at work- what you eat at work can have a big impact on your health…
Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for 2017

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The 2018 Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards gala is in the history books and many businesses and individuals were honoured. In total 11 awards were handed out during the proceedings on…
Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for 2017

Business Awards The entire staff present that evening came up and accepted the award but no speech was given. According to the program, Slave Lake Dental was nominated based on their attention to detail and striving to improve the experience…

Is Slave Lake underexposed? Promoters of tourism certainly think it is. There’s big potential in this region, they say, and they may be right. But how exactly to go about ‘branding’ an area so that when people sit down to…
Help for 4-H

Slave Lake’s Northern Lights 4-H Club is sending out a big ‘thank you’ to Mac Tools rep Rod Klenk, of Toolbox Solutions. Recently Klenk helped out the club’s small engine program with a donation of hand tools, which according to…
Mamma mia!

The Kinuso School hosted its ninth annual Italian dinner at the School on Feb. 26. Teacher Grant Ferguson says this was a fundraiser for the school’s athletics. Those that attended got treated to spaghetti with meat sauce, lasagna, pizza, garlic…

Things are developing quickly in the minor hockey world, and as usual we aren’t quite keeping up. We do know the Midget/Bantam Girls’ team lost out in the first round of league playoffs in Chetwynd B.C. on the last weekend…