Pee wees come up a bit short

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It was a slow weekend for most of minor hockey, but things were hopping at the MRC in Slave Lake with a Pee Wee tournament. Eight teams took part, including two from Slave Lake. In the…
Purple Tree and SL Speaks Out campaign to end violence

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader ‘Where to turn’ is the theme of this year’s Family Violence Prevention Month. Northern Haven Support Society board has two events in November. It is launching an ongoing campaign called Slave Lake Speaks Out and has…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Icedogs kept their winning streak alive with two more wins this past weekend. Both games were ‘showcase’ affairs – one in High Prairie and the other in Wabasca. In High Prairie Friday night,…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Mat Program organizers hope renovating the youth centre will allow it to keep its funding and open before the extreme cold. At the Homeless Coalition meeting, on October 31, finding a home for the Mat Program…

MLA talks carbon tax, budget Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last Friday The Leader had a chance to talk to Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn about the provincial budget. The first question was about the carbon tax. If a federal…

Town needs to step up on homelessness To the Editor: Both the Bible and Gandhi say that the way we treat the ‘least’ or the ‘weakest’ among us is how we and our nations will be judged. In the Slave…
Local man recognized for innovation

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader George Charlebois of Wagner figures he’s the first person in western Canada to use drone technology to photograph cutblocks for forest products companies. It was new for them and new for him and far from certain…

Take a moment on Nov. 11 to say ‘thank you’ Dear Editor, I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made…

Who is eligible to run and who isn’t? Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader First Nations electoral policies are being challenged all over the place, and with some success. Last year, for example, a court ruled against the Bigstone Cree Nation in…

One of the great advantages of municipal government is the absence of party politics. Differences in philosophy must exist within municipal councils, but for the most part, those stay in the background. Everybody who is elected works together for the…
Icedogs look to have a rival in High Prairie

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Will the Slave Lake Icedogs have – as rumoured – a rival team in High Prairie sometime soon? Here’s hoping, and the signs are certainly pointing that way. In fact, if GMHL West official Derek Prue…