Mun. District of Lesser Slave River

Council notebook June 13, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Request to waive tax penalty Council accepted a recommendation to allow the owners of the Flatbush Store to set up a payment plan for property taxes, rather than having to…
The flood diversion channel around Slave Lake

The flood diversion channel around Slave Lake got a good workout last week, and performed well. The debris on the right was left in place because officials thought it was forcing even more water through the spillway.
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

June 12, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader No decision on enforcement order appeal Council heard an appeal of an enforcement order from Harry and Suzan Staab. It had to do with what the town calls a failure to install…
Do you remember when…?

Rachel Peter Library archivist This is a picture of Main Street Slave Lake from around 1974. The blue building is the Legion, same building as now but before some upgrades. You can see the fountain that was there for some…
All the marbles

Christopher See (left) and Steven See were the winners of the 2018 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. The pair from the Edson area weighed in a total of 28.4 lbs of walleye over the two days of competition, June 15 and…
Soaked, but happy

The Blue Crew, a slowpitch team made up of people from “around the lake” won the 59th annual Widewater Sports Days competitive slowpitch tournament, in a steady downpour. The Crew did it in dramatic fashion, scoring four runs in the…
Midgets start second round with two wins, one loss

Heat host games this weekend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Midget Heat boys’ baseball team of Slave Lake managed to get all three games in at High Prairie on the weekend, going 2 – 1. Wins were over High Prairie…
Northern Lakes College celebrates record number of grads

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Lakes College celebrated the success of its students at the Multi Recreation Centre in Slave Lake on June 1. The college presented diplomas and certificates to graduates as part of Convocation 2018, including the first-ever…
Cleaning up the community

Town clean-up down; beach clean-up up Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Pitch-In Week was a bit different – or maybe a lot different – this year than usual. For one thing, it happened almost a month later. For another, the community…
Slave Lake Rotary Club event successful

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake held its 777 Reverse Raffle event on Saturday, June 2 at the Multi-Rec Centre in Slave Lake. Over 800 people attended, including volunteers. The goal in the 777 is to be…
One for the scrapbook

Graduate Marie Calves takes a selfie on her cellphone with St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Principal Angie White. Calves and her classmates celebrated a milestone in their young lives on Saturday, June 2 as they graduated high school.
Suddenly, way too much water

Washout cause highway closures Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader According to 511 Alberta, Highways 2 and 88 were closed by washouts and overland flooding on the morning of Wednesday, June 13. In the case of the two spots on Hwy. 2…
Garage sale/barbecue fundraiser

The Northern Lights 4H Club held a garage sale/barbecue fundraiser at the old fire hall in Slave Lake on June 2. With the help of Nalco-Champion and the generosity of many area residents, the event was “a huge success,” according…
Walking for friendship

The Slave Lake Friendship Centre held its annual ‘Day of Friendship Walk’ on Friday, June 1, with board members, employees, friends and supporters walking to the beat of drums from the town office to the Friendship Centre, where lunch was…
To all North Country Fair volunteers:

A big thank you to those who roll up their sleeves every year to make the magic happen Submitted In preparation for the celebration of the 40th North Country Fair, we are compiling an archive scrapbook of newspaper clippings and…