Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2020 business excellence awards, facilitating communication between non-profit groups, and launching a free mobile app of digital coupons. The deadline to nominate a…

Leader staff Starting on January 27, the Slave Lake writers group is starting up again at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library. The group will meet the last Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The…

Open letter to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle To the Editor: Congratulations on your decision to move to Canada. We as Canadians welcome you with open arms as we are always looking for young immigrant families to join us and…

By now you’ve probably noticed The Leader is not automatically showing up in your mailbox if you are an M.D. property owner. We’re not doing that anymore, but are, for the time being, making the paper available for free pickup…
RCMP respond quickly, but tool thieves were faster

Submitted (The following is the news release from the RCMP on a break-in and theft from an industrial business in Slave Lake. According to the owner, RCMP were on the scene 12 minutes after the alarm sounded. But by then…
Peter Moore left his mark on Slave Lake and area

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s sixth mayor – Peter Moore – had a lasting impact on the community. For one thing, it was under his watch that notion of Slave Lake hosting an international festival of sport and culture…
Kids quiz mayor on leadership

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Students at Slave Lake’s Koinonia Christian School are studying leadership. Kicking off the unit last week was an appearance by Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman, who made a short speech “that I made up on my…

Joe McWilliams Slave Lake Lakeside Leader What’s the most tedious topic of all? The weather? It’s a safe one, though. Maybe not as safe as it once was, what with that pesky climate change thing going around. But at least…

People are scared, worried, fed up, frustrated – all of the above when it comes to the epidemic of theft in the Slave Lake area. But if they are placing their hopes in a big provincial response – sending in…

Every week at The Leader we get one or two missing persons reports from the RCMP in Alberta. Often these are rescinded within a day or two. The person has turned up, safe and sound. Or at least turned up.…

One thing about former Slave Lake Mayor Peter Moore that was appreciated by local reporters: he made short speeches. You could always count on mayor Moore to keep his remarks short and to the point. That may not sound like…