Beautiful Gardens of 2019

Garden number four belongs to Linda McCann in Slave Lake. She plants only perennials. The garden includes trees and bushes, lilies and other flowering plants, but no petunias or other common annuals. If you would like your garden featured in…

Economic development in a First Nations community How Zeidler and Loon River FN teamed up to benefit both parties (Brian Pitcairn worked for the Loon River, among several other First Nations, over a 40-plus-year career in north central Alberta in…
Dirt Bags win third straight men’s league title

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Dirt Bags retained their Southshore Men’s Baseball League championship last week with a win over the Wabasca Indians. The much-delayed final of the best-of-three series finally happened on Aug. 7 at Charity Park…

Speaking of elections, the federal one is not far off. On or before Oct. 21, but hardly a peep from anyone in these parts. Is that because the contest is more or less conceded already to the incumbent Conservative Party…

Assault with a baseball bat and other convictions Slave Lake Provincial Court August 7, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul Presiding Tristan W. Laderoute (22) was sentenced for assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, mischief damage…

Brian Noad, the head coach of the Slave Lake Icedogs, tells us he’s organizing a golf tournament at Gilwood in support of the program. It’s a fundraiser, and will have former NHL players available for auction. So it says on…

Leader staff Peace River-Westlock Member of Parliament Arnold Viersen last week announced he will be seeking re-election this fall. That would be in the federal election expected to be held no later than Oct. 21. Viersen is a member of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The baseball season continued for Slave Lake Midget players William Chemago and Matthew LaFrance on the August long weekend. The Grande Prairie ‘AAA’ team they play for took silver in the provincial Tier I championship tournament…

We’re getting the impression of a provincial government that is leery about spending money. That’s good as far as it goes. Getting costs under control is at least part of what the UCP campaigned on and must be part of…
Daycare leadership goes to staff member

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Legacy Childcare in Slave Lake has hired a new executive director internally. Abigail ‘Abi’ Rayner has worked for the daycare for 12 years. She started as the executive director on July 8. “So far so good,”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Cole Stasow of Slave Lake is another local baseball player who has been enjoying success this summer away from home. He’s a member of the ‘AAA’ Junior St. Albert Cardinals, who recently finished second in the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Joussard resident Peter Nygaard was announced last week as the Green Party of Canada’s nominee for Peace River-Westlock in the upcoming federal election. As such, he’ll be campaigning against the incumbent MP Arnold Viersen, People’s Party…