Donating $500 recently to the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup were SL Ford, Whitecap Chev Buick GMC, Slave Lake Chrysler and Slave Lake Dental. The big tournament goes June 16 and 17.
Skipping for a cause

E.G. Wahlstrom School students got their heartbeats up last week during a Jump Rope for Heart event at the school. The Leader hears the kids fundraised around $11,500, which will be going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader There’s a new Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) co-ordinator at the Town of Slave Lake. Her name is Haylie Millard and she started last month. “Before moving to the FCSS role I was the program…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Over the past three weeks, I have explored reasons to attend church: a moral compass, a reality check, and relationships, but there is another one: service. I have listened to many organizers around…

Jeff Burgar (Reprinted from the High Prairie South Peace News) It’s no secret the Alberta economy was in the tank the past two years. Store and restaurant sales dropped. Travel dropped. In fact, just about everything dropped, except perhaps collection…

Richard Starke MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster Wayne Drysdale MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti The Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) recently came to an agreement with the government on a renewed employment contract for teachers across Alberta. This deal is retroactive to September 1,…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Now that summer is around the corner many individuals will be considering taking advantage of the warm weather and hitting the greens. Before you take out your business debit card to pay for…

Commentary by Tom Henihan One of the first casualties of ludicrous, self-indulgent trends is language. To announce the latest asinine attempt at defying propriety and commonsense, a new linguistic mutation must be imposed on an already overburdened and desecrated English…

You probably heard the story of the uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean that had an estimated 38 million individual pieces of plastic junk washed up on its beaches. Apparently somebody counted them. The story went that then they cleaned…

The federal government’s recent bailout of Bombardier looks bad and smells funny, no matter where you are and what angle you look at it from. The best you could say about it is that maybe it’ll save some jobs in…

May 24, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Figuring out seniors’ housing foundation requisitions As requested by council, CAO Allan Winarski had a package of information detailing how seniors’ housing authorities come up with their requisition numbers for M.D. residents.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC wants to let its customers and the community in general know how much it appreciates all the support over the past year. That’s why on Friday, June 2, owner Colin Parada and…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There hasn’t exactly been a stampede of travellers at the Slave Lake Visitor Information Centre (VIC) yet this year. But according to VIC manager Darcie Acton, there’s been enough for her to identify themes, based on…
Thanks for everything

Community and church members got together at the Slave Lake Alliance Church on Sunday to send Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit and his family off in style. He takes up a new pastoring post in Nanaimo B.C. in a few weeks. Ottenbreit…
Logger sports return to Slave Lake

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The good news is competitive pole-climber Kat Spencer will be in Slave Lake on June 3 to do logger sports demonstrations. The bad news is she won’t be demonstrating pole-climbing. But she will be demo-ing other…