Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Someone once described Star Wars episodes 1-6 as “The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker.” I liked that overarching wide-angle-lens perspective on one of my favourite movie franchises. But that is just a made-up story.…

Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute In recent years, depressed commodity prices have plagued Canada’s mining industry. One recent report showed that spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive…

If you’ve been wondering what is happening with the Town of Slave Lake project of updating its downtown plan, here’s what we’ve come up with. Laurie Skrynyk at the Town provided an update on the latest downtown plan public input…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook Mar. 21, 2017

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Property re-zoning goes through Council went ahead with three bylaw changes necessary to re-zone a piece of property at Main St. and Caribou Trail. This followed the required public hearings on each one. The property…
Check this out: History Check app close to launch

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader An ambitious tourism promotion project that just might revolutionize the way people look at, plan and carry out visits to northern Alberta is moving closer to its launch. It’s called ‘History Check,’ and it is the…
Tales from the trenches in problem wildlife control

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There are about 3,500 registered trappers in Alberta, says problem wildlife specialist Bill Abercrombie, and they play an important role in controlling wildlife. “They do a lot of the heavy lifting as far as problem…
Keepers of the Athabasca shares lake sediment sample

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca communications co-ordinator Jule Asterisk popped into The Leader last week and told us what the group has been up to as of late. “We’ve been really busy!” she says. “A lot of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader    The March Slave Lake Business Support Network (BSN) revealed some fairly predictable things about local business. I.e. – 2016 was a tough year. On the other hand, said several of the business reps in the…
Curling season closes with three league championships

Leader staff The Slave Lake Curling Club finished off its season recently with a handful of league finals. ‘Mor-Port’ came out on top in the eight-team mixed league on March 13. This marks the fourth time in five years the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Midget Thunder’s third game at the Midget ‘C’ Provincials this past weekend might have been their best. With not a lot to play for at that point except pride and the fans in…
Bantams close out season with a league championship

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It wasn’t their most dominant win of the season, by any stretch, but a win is a win and the Bantam ‘A’ Thunder got it done last Tuesday, beating the Westlock Warriors for the Interlock Tier…
St. Francis Falcons go 1 – 2 in provincials

  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader As promised, here’s an update about how the St. Francis Falcons did at provincials: didn’t come home with gold, but did come home with pride. “After winning zones, the Falcons took the next step and…