July 17, 2019 Widewater, Alta. – On July 16, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Slave Lake RCMP responded to a fatal motor vehicle rollover on South Shore Drive near Widewater. A car with five occupants was travelling east on South…
College offers a free introduction to welding

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Fourteen young people learned about welding at the fourth annual Mind Over Metal welding camp. Northern Lakes College taught this free week-long camp. This was the first year that the camp was in Slave Lake. Previous…

Coach resigns, but GM forging ahead Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The prospects for Junior hockey in Slave Lake this season took a blow last week when Slave Lake Icedogs’ coach Todd White stepped down. That followed insinuations making the rounds…

Everything has its pros and its cons. For example there has to be a down side to a big crowd of people getting together in one place, no matter what the occasion. But where the Riverboat Daze Block Party is…

It’s impossible, these days, to not think about drugs and their corrosive influence on society. Or more generally about addiction and the human tendency to fall into it. If it’s not one crippling dependency, it’s another. The misery caused by…
Swan River Powwow and Culture Camp

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Swan River First Nation has built a new powwow arbour at Creeland Park. On July 9, it held its first powwow in the new arbour. The powwow kicked off the annual culture camp. The three-day event…

Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader A restaurant at Strawberry Service re-opened July 9 after a short closure and order from Alberta Health Services. AHS shut the doors on Taste of Home restaurant July 3 after an inspection found numerous…

Ear plugs or not – change is in the wind To the Editor: Re: Commentary – Earplugs an apt symbol for Kenney’s heedless leadership. Oh how quick the opinion columnist has forgotten how the NDP were during their tenure of…

Former St. Mary of the Lake School teacher Annette Stevens was in touch last week with some news from the world of cupcakes and publishing. Or to be more precise, publishing a book about cupcakes. That’s what she did 25…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The other night as your reporter should have been sleeping an idea for a story occurred. It had to do with some of the strange and sometimes funny incidents that come up from time to time…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake will host the Midget ‘AA’ Tier 4 provincial baseball championship tournament on the last weekend of this month. That good news came in just recently from Midget Heat coach Kevin Campbell. The tournament runs…