Regional commentary by Joe McWilliams It’s getting harder to find veterans of foreign conflicts that we haven’t already interviewed. That is probably a good thing. In the 1990s, when I started doing this job, there were a lot of Second…
Recovering addict brings memoir to Slave Lake library

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Chris Connell doesn’t keep track of milestones to track his addictions recovery. “I treat every single day like it’s my first day sober,” Connell says. Taking it one day at a time, he’s amassed a couple…

orking together when your views of certain things are so opposed. Take the corporate tax cuts in the Kenney government’s budget. The government says these are essential to getting back investment by businesses in Alberta. Investment brings jobs, more taxes…

Break out the longjohns, baby, because it’s cold out there. Or if it’s not right now it soon will be. But enough said about that. This just in from the RCMP in Spirit River. Bullet holes in a rural residence…

Mental health, family violence and FASD October 29, 2019 FCSS The Town of Slave Lake has hired a new FCSS coordinator. This person starts the first week in December. Until they start, other workers are filling in and keeping the…
All AB Taekwondo students placed at Edmonton championship

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader All 18 students from AB Taekwondo received a medal at a championship in Edmonton. AB Taekwondo is one of two Taekwondo ‘dojangs’, studios, in Slave Lake. Students from six years old to adults competed at the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In the third week of August, M.D. councillors were expressing concern about wet conditions and predicting dire results for the harvest. “If we get two months of real dry weather starting now we can salvage some,”…

October 28, 2019 Round table discussion The bulk of the Chamber of Commerce meeting was a round table discussion. The topic was “what are the biggest business issues you are facing right now and what would you like to see…