Tikes on ice

On Tuesday October 9, kiddies aged four to six from the Introduction to Hockey program practiced their hockey and skating skills at the Slave Lake Muti-Rec Centre Arena.
UCP leader Kenney, on cuts, carbon, more

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Balancing the budget would be a priority for a United Conservative Party, if elected. So would cutting taxes so as to attract more investment. That could be difficult, but UCP leader Jason Kenney certainly sounds confident.…
Surprise visitors

Family members visited the Jean-Luc Deba memorial at Canyon Creek earlier this month. Deba, a helicopter pilot, lost his life while fighting wildfires in the area in May of 2011. Third from the right is his mother Paulette, who came…
Car in Hwy. 88 ditch raising questions

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When a car stays in the ditch for a few weeks, people start talking. This one – located about 20 kilometres north of Slave Lake on Hwy. 88, has been sitting there going on a month.…
It’s great to skate!

Kids in one of the Lakeside Figure Skating Club’s ‘learn-to-skate’ programs on the ice in Slave Lake last Thursday evening.
Three hundred attend CVSFA Conference in Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Firefighters from across the country gathered together in Slave Lake last weekend for the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Conference. The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) is a national organization whose sole purpose is to represent…
From best friends to business partners

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Bosh was born by two small-town girls from different sides of the country, who met by fate and realized they were soul sisters. The Bo in Bosh, Bobbie Jo Goodwin, moved to Slave Lake in 2013…
Greyhound ends; something else starts

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Greyhound Canada is shutting down on October 31. “Fortunately with every end comes a new beginning and with that said we are here to announce that local company Cold Shot is moving forward to serve you…
Living Waters support workers strike off to a rough start

But talks to resume this week Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader At some point, the union representing Living Waters Catholic School Division support workers and the school board are going to have to work things out. But given the fighting mood…
Lots of winners at season-ending golf tournament

Leader staff Forty-eight golfers turned out for the annual Club Championship at Gilwood on Sept. 22 and 23, sponsored by the Landon Persson Memorial Fund. As reported earlier, it was a touch on the chilly side, but most dressed accordingly.…
Winners at provincials

Al and Fran Haugen of Marten Beach are provincial seniors bridge champions, after coming out on top at the Alberta 55-Plus Fall Games in Edmonton last month. The couple was one of two representing Zone 8 in the tournament, which…
RMS Rams place fifth at high school golfing provincials

Submitted The Roland Michener Senior Secondary School golf team traveled to Calgary last week to compete in the A.S.A.A. Provincial competition. The weather actually cooperated enough (they teed-off in plus one and plus two both days) to complete the two-day…
Minor hockey pre-season games begin this Friday

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking at the roster for this year’s Slave Lake Midget ‘A’ team, two things jump out. One is that Chase Nehring won’t have the goaltending duties entirely on his shoulders. He’s done a great job the…