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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The following was gleaned during 14 years of covering Slave Lake Provincial Court. He was middle aged, unshaven and looked as if he’d had a rough life. Charged with drunken driving, and possessing a record, it…
At the Timber House

Country music performer Roger West and his band the Bounty Hunters headlined the New Year’s Eve concert at the Timber House on Dec. 31. Many turned up to usher in the new year. Local musician William O’Donnell was the opening…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services It can help to talk with someone about how you’re feeling. They can listen to you or help you look at things differently. They might also be able to help you figure out why you…

Woman sentenced for cocaine possesion Slave Lake Provincial Court Jan. 3, 2018 Judge G. W. Paul Presiding Anna Ponyunyayeva has been convicted of possession of a substance. Ponyunyayeva appeared in Slave Lake Provincial Court via CCTV from the Calgary Remand…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader There is a problem in arts and entertainment today that needs to be addressed because it is getting pretty ridiculous. I remember a time when you could go to the cinema or watch a program on…

David Pfrimme Troy Media We’ve just emerged from the season when everyone wants to help support their local food bank initiatives. But ‘sharing the season’ always poses a tough question for me: How do we help our neighbours when, according…
Waiting for that January slowdown

But Local forest products mills had a good year, expect another one Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s something you might not have known about the product produced by Slave Lake Pulp. The great majority goes to China, where it is…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The cold spell of the final week of 2017 proved to be a pretty busy week for the Slave Lake RCMP detachment. Staff Sgt. John Spaans says the RCMP responded to 77 calls of service during…

Richard Froese and Joe McWilliams For the Lakeside Leader It’s tough to calculate the entire impact of the carbon tax. But where direct cost increases on fuel are concerned, municipalities are paying attention and budgeting accordingly. The Town of Slave…

If everybody behaved rationally, running a town would be a lot simpler and cheaper. No crime, no litter, no need for expensive structures to deal with all the stupid things we do. The world is a mess and our little…

So….. how are those New Year’s resolutions going so far? More exercise, less rich food, quit smoking, etc. Sorry, if you’re expecting advice, you’ve come to the wrong place. In our view, nothing is more boring than tips for healthy…
The first of 2018

Aurora-Eve Mutch became Slave Lake’s New Year’s Baby for 2018, being the first one born in the Slave Lake Health Care Centre. She was born at 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 4, to mom Daylean Mutch and dad Harley Mutch of…