‘There are three kinds of people,’ a fellow once said to your editorialist. ‘The crooks, the cops and the people. I’m a cop. Which one are you?’ Maybe journalists need their own category. They’re the ones, to quote the late…

If you can imagine a scam, so can somebody else who is willing to try it out. Not to mention a lot you couldn’t imagine, even if you tried. There’s a whole universe of people out there trying hard to…

May 2, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Hard work on water clarity One item in CAO Brian Vance’s update on town activities for council had to do with “difficulties obtaining the proper water clarity,” at the water treatment plant.…
Safer crosswalk

Slave Lake community members don’t have to walk on the wild side anymore – well not at the intersection of Main Street and 4th Ave N.W anymore, that is. The Town of Slave Lake installed two cross walk signs recently…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kerry Cundal Alberta Liberal Party leadership hopeful Kerry Cundal stopped by Slave Lake last week for a meet and greet. The Leader popped by and chatted with Cundal, who let us know that though her campaign…

Leader staff Police are looking for information in the murder of a 25-year-old woman near Smith on April 29. Chantelle Hole was found dead in the rural residence on that day. An autopsy on May 2 in Edmonton confirmed that…
Happy spring!

Dancers from the Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society welcomed guests at their annual spring show on May 7 with a traditional dance and an offering of bread. See more pictures from the recital in the next edition of The Leader.
Heavy snow makes for hard banding weather

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Another week into spring migration and spring is still being evasive. Heavy snow and cold conditions have prevented banding nearly every day and only a handful of birds have been captured, including a couple…

April 25 meeting Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Updates on ESS plan Ruth Rolfe, director of community services for Town of Slave Lake, chatted briefly with attending agencies at the April 25 meeting about the Town’s emergency social services (ESS) plan.…
Thanks to No Frills

Here’s some good news: local No Frills manager Colton is partnering up with Roland Michener Secondary School to provide snacks and baking ingredients to promote healthy living for the school’s ‘blended program.’ “Our students appreciate what No Frills has been…

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. transportation director Bill Klassen had a proposal for how to handle the M.D.’s gravel-hauling work this year at council’s Apr. 26 meeting. It’s a bigger job than usual, and councillor Robert Esau had asked an…