The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association received a nice present from the Slave Lake Petroleum Association recently. Presenting the $1,000 cheque is Wayne Dastou of the SLPA. Accepting is Esther Bylsma of the SLMSA.
Mary Giroux closing in on 100

Mary Giroux is turning 100 years old on April 6. We’re not sure if that makes her the oldest resident of Slave Lake, but she probably is. It makes her a few months younger than Vera McConaghy of Smith, who…

Leader staff On March 17, 2018, a man broke into the Slave Lake Dental Clinic and stole a number of items. Investigators identified the suspect, who had just been released from police custody earlier in the day. Police located the…

Council wants to take another look at off-site advertising Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This wasn’t nearly as interesting as the legendary ‘backyard chicken debate’ of 2016, but the result was exactly the same. One councillor absent, a rare tie vote…

To the Editor: This week, the Liberal government announced a 12-month United Nations mission which will include a detachment of helicopters and Canadian troops sent to the west African nation of Mali. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is failing to tell…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority (LSLRHA) is setting out on another affordable housing project. The LSLRHA provides subsidized housing to seniors, moderate-income individuals, and families throughout the Lesser Slave Lake region. Board Chair Julie…
Wrestling wraps with fun tourney

Callie Hermanson Lakeside leader Roland Michener Secondary School held a wrestling house tournament Friday, March 16, in the Senior gym. The tournament is the wrestling team’s year-end wrap-up, where all the wrestlers on the team compete against each other in…
Atoms at Rogers Place

Members of the Slave Lake Atom ‘A’ Thunder salute the crowd at Rogers Place on March 17. The Thunder were invited to take part in a ‘shoot-out’ between periods at an Edmonton Oil Kings game on that day. Coach Al…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Depending on who you listen to, the provincial budget announced last week is solid and helpful or a disaster. That’s politics and so predictable as to be fairly useless as news, but for now, here’s what…
Down and out

The old forestry warehouse at Main Street and 6th Ave. NE in Slave Lake is no longer standing. Press Secretary Haley Brown with the Alberta Government said the building is zoned C1 and could no longer be used in its…
A winner in 2018

The winner in this year’s Lakeside Leader Easter Colouring Contest is four-year-old Jaxton Colbourne of Slave Lake. His name was drawn out of over 50 participants, whose entries can be seen in the Leader window. Congratulations!

March 20, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Springwood crossing Council heard that CN Rail has committed to doing a permanent fix on the two bumpy rail crossings in town. In the meantime, one has been made less bumpy by…

To the Editor: I have seen the impact of crime in rural communities first hand. Where I live in Boyle, I have had my own property stolen more than once. Albertans from one end of this province to the other…