Well, well. Sometimes you get the impression incumbent councillors are swamped with the work the job entails. And that after four years of it, or seven years, they would look forward to not having all that on their shoulders on…

Aug. 23, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Ongoing and visible’ In his CAO update for council, CAO Allan Winarski let his written report speak for itself, except for the Poplar Lane paving project, which he felt deserved a bit more…
Aggressive bear leads to closure of Lily Lake Trail

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks officials shut down the Lily Lake Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park last week, after a bear exhibited “abnormal” behaviour. Conservation Officer Connor Rowe told The Leader a group was hiking…

“Maybe too rich, but on the radar” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The last month or two has been rough for those responsible for road maintenance in the M.D., if the remarks and demeanour of transportation director Bill Klassen are anything…
Wayne Gretzky

Yes; that is actually Wayne Gretzky walking on the Tervita arena’s ice inside the local multi-rec centre. ‘The Great One’ along with many other celebrities came to Slave Lake last weekend for the annual Ice Breaker hockey game and banquet.…
Making it magical for the kids

Mullen the Magician performed for kids and parents last week in the lobby of the Slave Lake Government Centre. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library brought Mullen in as part of its summer programming.  
As promised…

A pavement overlay on the trail running out to Devonshire Beach along Hwy. 88 started last week. It’s an M.D. of Lesser Slave River project, meaning it starts at the M.D./Town of Slave Lake boundary and goes north. It will…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader When selling your home or any type of land, even as part of the insurance process after the fire, it is important to review whether or not the home or land sale is…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says this week’s pose will help you ease tension in your body. She says to start sitting with your legs extended in front of you and arms down…
Local beer wins awards

Beer brewed in Slave Lake earned the praise of judges at a recent provincial beer competition. Suds submitted by Dog Island Brewing won ‘Judges Selection’ honours in the Alberta Beverage Awards, which means second place, explains partner Ben Fiddler. Of…
School starts early!

Goaltending instructor Robyn Chemago tells a Peak Performance Hockey School student what to do and how to do it.  
Heat go 2 – 3 at Western Canada Juniors

Leader staff The Slave Lake Junior Heat, fresh off their provincial ‘AAA’ championship, competed at the Western Junior ‘AAA’ Championships in Brandon Manitoba on the Aug. 12 weekend. The Innisfail Merchants, runners-up at provincials, also took part. The Heat won…

Leader staff Eight of the 12 members of the Slave Lake Sharks swim club who competed at the regional meet in Grande Prairie qualified for the provincial championships. Those happened this past weekend in Edmonton. The regional meet was cut…
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Fourth edition Linda Green’s pretty in pink lily soaking up the sunshine last week. If you are interested in being featured in the gardening series, contact Katrina at 780-849-4380 or via email katrina.owens@dcmail.ca. Almost harvest time! The Roland Michener Secondary…
Downtown Wednesdays

Amber Stirling caught The Leader’s attention last week when she showcased pieces of her artwork at Rennie Hall Plaza. Stirling set up shop as part of the Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce’s weekly downtown Wednesdays that start up…