The local (Slave Lake) branch of the Alberta Trappers Association hosted a trapping Demo Day on February 24 at the old Slave Lake fire hall. There were several demonstrations that included AJ Callbeck skinning a timber wolf as pictured here.…

Submitted by Patti Campsall Terry Kristoff contacted me earlier in February with concerns about the waterline construction taking place by his house. The planned route was in close proximity to a well-used eagles nest between his house and the MD…
Female Thunder wrap up regular season with two wins

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Bantam/Midget girls’ hockey team finished off its regular season on the Family Day weekend with a pair of victories over visiting Fort St. John. Saturday the Thunder won 7 – 1; Sunday they finished…
Bonspiel win for Kinuso foursome

Winners of the Ladies’ Open Bonspiel at the Slave Lake Curling Club this year are the Superstars, a team from Kinuso, skipped by Jackie Neron. They beat the Nash/Giroux rink in the ‘A’ Event final on Feb. 18 by a…
Hoops in the community

Members of the community were invited to hit the hardwood at Roland Michener School last week in a game against junior high boys and girls. It was one of several planned events over the next few weeks in a student…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader League playoffs should begin this weekend for the Slave Lake Midget Thunder hockey team. The Thunder capped a pretty successful regular season on Feb. 24 and 24 with a loss to Redwater and a win over…
Celebrating the Olympics, CJ Schurter-style!

Slave Lake area High Prairie School Division trustees Ali Mouallem, left and Joy McGregor pose in front of the ‘Olympic Torch’ in the CJ Schurter School gym. This was during the school’s Feb. 16 Olympic activity day. Curtis Wong takes…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes County to cover some of the cost of a water project in Joussard. At its regular meeting on Feb. 14, county council…

To the Editor: Canada’s Conservatives have always and will always support our men and women in uniform. Like all Canadians, we will forever be grateful for their service to our nation. But Prime Minister Trudeau shows them nothing but disrespect.…

To the Editor: In the last two editions of the Lakeside Leader, you have stories relating to how the Alberta Government’s current caribou range policy is interfering with our resource industry doing its work. The first article had these concerns…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires individuals, corporations and trusts that at any point during the year owned foreign investment property costing more than $100,000 to verify their foreign income by filling out…
Latest Stage North show funny, entertaining

On a stage near you Kyle Swift takes a turn as guest conductor for Christopher Hall and the Strathcona String Quartet at the Feb. 18 Stage North show at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. Kyle was one of two…
Wrapping up Frost Fest 2018

If we’re going to have a long winter, we might as well celebrate it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Jillian Shepherd, who shepherds town staff and volunteers through the process of organizing the annual Frost Fest celebration, provided The Leader with…