Looking after the land, water, and air is everyone’s responsibility. If you don’t like what’s going on, say something. Silence equals acquiescence, a speaker told a Slave Lake audience recently. This is apparently a principle in the law. So if…

A Maritimer heads off into the wild northwest The Leader spent about a dozen hours over several visits earlier this year taking notes as Slave Lake resident Brian Pitcairn recounted highlights (and a few lowlights) from his life and career…

‘There’s two of everything in Slave Lake,’ a local person once told a new Lakeside Leader reporter on his first day in town. ‘Two pizza places, two car dealerships, two newspapers, two drug stores, two hardware stores, two video stores,…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake RCMP obtained a new recruit last month. Constable Adam Mackenzie has been in town just over a month. The 25-year-old has moved across the country from Sudbury Ontario. This is Mackenzie’s first posting since…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Sevices Alberta Health Services (AHS) knows that wellness matters, and this year AHS has been asking our people and Albertans, ‘What’s your balance?’ Throughout the year of wellness and finding balance, AHS is highlighting four areas…
Rotary Club handing out the cash

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake recently donated $4,552 to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. Accepting the cheque for the LSLBO are Patti Campsall, Neal Knoot, Donna Arseneau, Wayne Bowles, Aaron Lehman, Michelle MacMillan, Brianna Lorentz and Brandy Walters.…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams I met a man on the trails the other day who told me he’s been running for 50 years and still finds it thrilling. He started when he was 16, he said. His 66th birthday is…
Rotary to the nursery school

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake presents a donation of $5,000 to the Lakeside Nursery School on March 20. Accepting for the school are Deanna Johnson, Ryder McGlynn and Rebecca McGlynn. Others in the photo include Rotary president Lynne Haas…
Kinettes help out with the kids

The Slave Lake Kinettes handed out three donations recently in the community. One was $2,000 to the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Presenting for the Kinettes is Jessica Eben on the right, to Cherie Friesen of the Sharks. The Southshore…

Slave Lake’s Atom 1 Thunder finished their season with a loss to Edson in the league championship series. This came after a successful regular season in which the Thunder finished in first place. Other highlights from the season included three…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes Cristabel Encina-Rodriguez, the program coordinator for Healthy Choices, talked about protecting children from poisoning. She said over the past week she has worked with moms and families on this issue.…

Kenneth Green and Niels Veldhuis Troy Media The British Columbia government recently announced it will provide a large tax incentive to promote the building of a natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Kitimat. The announcement is a bright spark…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new members at its March 26 meeting: Rytrue Ltd. The Western Provincial Hockey Association and GFL Environmental. Outdoor Adventure Show Ali Mouallem chair, of the Outdoor…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta held a Parent Conference in Slave Lake March 22 and 23. The Leader was able to make it for just one of the sessions, which was on Cree law by…
Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society

The Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society got some help with its expenses on March 20 with a $3,500 donation from the Slave Lake Rotary Club. Accepting for the SLUCS are Brandy Walters, Deanna, Devlin and Liam van Roon and Keith,…