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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader League playoffs should begin this weekend for the Slave Lake Midget Thunder hockey team. The Thunder capped a pretty successful regular season on Feb. 24 and 24 with a loss to Redwater and a win over…
Celebrating the Olympics, CJ Schurter-style!

Slave Lake area High Prairie School Division trustees Ali Mouallem, left and Joy McGregor pose in front of the ‘Olympic Torch’ in the CJ Schurter School gym. This was during the school’s Feb. 16 Olympic activity day. Curtis Wong takes…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes County to cover some of the cost of a water project in Joussard. At its regular meeting on Feb. 14, county council…

To the Editor: Canada’s Conservatives have always and will always support our men and women in uniform. Like all Canadians, we will forever be grateful for their service to our nation. But Prime Minister Trudeau shows them nothing but disrespect.…

To the Editor: In the last two editions of the Lakeside Leader, you have stories relating to how the Alberta Government’s current caribou range policy is interfering with our resource industry doing its work. The first article had these concerns…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires individuals, corporations and trusts that at any point during the year owned foreign investment property costing more than $100,000 to verify their foreign income by filling out…
Latest Stage North show funny, entertaining

On a stage near you Kyle Swift takes a turn as guest conductor for Christopher Hall and the Strathcona String Quartet at the Feb. 18 Stage North show at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. Kyle was one of two…
Wrapping up Frost Fest 2018

If we’re going to have a long winter, we might as well celebrate it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Jillian Shepherd, who shepherds town staff and volunteers through the process of organizing the annual Frost Fest celebration, provided The Leader with…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A bylaw officer position for Big Lakes County is now a permanent role. Council approved a motion by Robert Nygaard at its Feb. 14 meeting that the one-year position be changed to permanent. Council…

“You should print something negative about the town,” says an acquaintance of your Page 9 correspondent. Never mind mere criticism. Outright negativity is what he wants. Why in the world we would want to do that is a good question.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader asked some people who didn’t grow up in Slave Lake about their first impressions of the place, or more specifically the name itself. We published some of the results of that…

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…