Four more COVID cases in Big Lakes

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On July 3, there were four more cases COVID-19 cases in Big Lakes County, which includes High Prairie. These new cases mean there are five active cases in a municipality which borders the M.D. of Lesser…
Slave Lake 2020 pine beetle survey underway

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In May and June, Alberta Environment and Parks gathers data for a mountain pine beetle population forecast survey. The information gleaned from last year’s survey resulted in a medium number of trees removed to slow the spread…
Boreal Forest is bustling with baby birds this season

Patti Campsall, Executive DirectorFor the Lakeside Leader The boreal forest is often referred to as North America’s bird nursery, and this week our researchers are observing lots of signs that birds are right in the middle of their nesting season.…
County ditches Faust trail project

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County has abandoned the idea of building trails on the site of a former wood treatment plant in Faust. It would have cost about $1 million. At its June 10 meeting, council defeated…
Kinuso schoolteacher nominated

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Kinuso School teacher Landon Fink is the High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The HPSD board nominated Fink for the prestigious award for Zone 1 of the Alberta School Boards Association,…
Six-a-side football: how it works

The game consists of 48 minutes of playing time divided into four quarters of 12 minutes each. Time will stop as start as per regular rule book timing. The last three minutes of the second and fourth quarters would also…
Football program proposed for Roland Michener

Joe McWillliamsLakeside Leader After a few months of beating the bushes and seeking the official go-ahead, a teacher at Roland Michener School in Slave Lake is announcing a boys’ football program for 2021. Taylor Hulme is a Junior High Social…
Holzworth/Cruel win Larry Dahlgren Memorial

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The team of Mark Holzworth and Robert Cruel from Lethbridge won the 2020 Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament on the June 20 weekend. Their two-day, total weight (eight walleye) was 31.25 lbs. which was about half a…
Broadcasting gig for 11-year-old

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for Anthony DiFrancesco of Slave Lake. He’ll be playing defence for a Pee Wee team this coming season and when he’s not doing that he’ll be doing the play-by-play…
Alberta RCMP launch reconciliation strategy

Submitted June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a time for us to come together as Canadians and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and exceptional contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada. Over the past…
Something a bit different

Leader staff There’s more to an unconventional high school graduation ceremony than meets the eye. Last week we took photos of a parade of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy grads and one of the pictures was on the…
The Page

Gordon Ferguson Sr. was running around town last week showing off (and in some cases giving away) his vine-ripened tomatoes. Impressive stuff and very tasty! Got any green tomatoes? asked one of the people in the office. ‘Oh, about 300,’…