Health and safety top priorities in new cannabis laws

Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been…
M.D. council shares concerns with provincial association reps

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So….what’s on your minds? That was the question a trio of Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties officials had for M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillors on April 12. Councillors were not shy about sharing…
Film crew riding along on fire calls

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something you don’t see every day is a highway crash scene where half the firefighters are filming the other half doing the work. Or a house fire – such as the one on 8th St. NE…
Puppet show

C.J. Schurter students had the chance to learn interesting facts and historical tidbits last week during a puppet show. Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, artistic and founding director of WP Puppet Theatre in Calgary came to town to put on ‘Pig in a…
LSL Regional Arts Council keeping busy

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted one of its ladies craft nights earlier this month. Ladies were able to create their own traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs also known as ‘pysanka.’ “I think it…
Pysanka!

The Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted a ladies craft night on April 13th and attendees created their own traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs such as the ones pictured above. 
Work on balance this week with ‘easy pose’

Camille Gatto in easy pose. Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader “Despite the name, this isn’t an easy or comfortable pose for most adults,” says Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga. “The way we have become accustomed to slouching into…
Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman took time off politics last week and put his knowledge to the test in the E.G. Wahlstrom ‘Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ competition. Warman made it through the first couple rounds but eventually…
Boom!

Ball hockey for kids kicked off last week in Slave Lake, running Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.