Good day for Gilwood

Gilwood Golf & Country Club has been scrambling to come up with money for needed upgrades and repairs lately. A grant from the provincial government doesn’t solve all those problems, but having enough cash to re-do the clubhouse roof will…
Pie in the face for a good cause

Slave Lake ATB employees set aside their dignity for a bit of fun and fundraising last week for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. People paid money to stick cream pies in the faces of the bank staff members, including this one,…
Dog Walk fundraiser

The Animal Rescue Committee (ARC) of Slave Lake held its annual Dog Walk fundraiser on Sunday, May 28. Despite stiff competition from other events that day, there was a good turnout of people (over 80 by one estimate) and a…
Surprise airport funding a pleasant shock

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “I’m still in shock, to tell you the truth,” said Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman. Warman was reacting to the news last week that Slave Lake’s airport was getting the lion’s share of provincial airport funding…
Big weekend for minor baseball in Slave Lake

Juniors go 1 – 1 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There was some competitive junior baseball action at Charity Park in Slave Lake on Sunday. The St. Albert Cardinals were in town to play the local Heat in a two-game set…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a fantastic week out at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory! The migration flood-gates opened and we saw heavy overhead migration every day. The primary migrants were chipping sparrow and clay-coloured…
Bird programs paying off for Boreal Centre

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One thing the folks at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) are pretty tickled about is that local students are interested in working there in the summer. Right now there are two of them; Robyn…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Your Leader reporter had the chance to sit down and chat with a fellow storyteller last week. Her name is Jen Knutt and she shares personal stories through her hand-stamped jewellery business. “A couple of years…

Submitted Victims and survivors of crime have been through traumatic experiences, but many use their personal resilience to move beyond their victimization and to create positive change. May 28 to June 3 is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Victims…
Acting up at school

Superheroes invaded Roland Michener Secondary School’s senior high gym last week. Grade 8 students from Mrs. Ottenbreit’s drama class channeled their inner caped-crusaders and put on a short one-act show titled ‘Superhero Issues.’ The Grade 10 class performed ‘13 Ways…

To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen and teacher regarding an (editorial) published in the May 17, 2017 edition of the Lakeside Leader. I was flabbergasted to read the title “Overkill by ATA” concerning a…

Open letter to Municipal District of Lesser Slave River: Individuals and groups around Lesser Slave Lake have been concerned about the Swan Hills (hazardous waste) Treatment Centre (SHTC) since before it opened 30 years ago in 1987. When the Keepers…

So… how was your long weekend? A lot of us were asking that question after one of the nicest Victoria Day weekends in a while. Campgrounds must have been packed, judging by the convoys of holiday vehicles on the highways.…

Updates M.D. council on staffing, crime trends, enforcement priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy made what might be his last regular update on policing issues to M.D. council last week. ‘Might,’ because although he has been…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 24, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Lorraine Keysepapamotew appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of failing to comply with an…