Dennis Stelmack, the founder of a project he calls ‘ControlAltDelete Climate Change,’ made a presentation to students at St. Mary of the Lake School in Slave Lake on May 29, sponsored by SL Ford. Stelmack talked about climate change and…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 31, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Victor Beaver appeared via closed circuit and pled guilty to a charge of robbery. On the morning of January 21, 2017 at about 5:17 a.m. Beaver entered Mac’s convenience…

May 30, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Building capacity Participants at the May 30 Interagency Council meeting heard from special guest Vishva Ragunathan of the Canadian Red Cross. He gave an overview of the organization’s mandate and work in Alberta…

Alexia For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is this week’s Kids’ News. The Grade 4/5 and K/1 classes are swimming this week from Tuesday to Friday.…
Pies at a cake auction?

Actually they are cakes, made by Kayla Kashuba for the Roland Michener grad class cake auction fundraiser on May 26. Over $12,000 was raised to help cover graduation expenses. The RMS grad is June 30 this year.
Minister speaks at early learning conference

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services (and Lesser Slave Lake MLA) Danielle Larivee was the keynote speaker at a conference on early childhood learning held on May 27 at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake. Larivee spoke…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church As some of you may already know, I am moving on. There is a need in my family that cannot be met in a small town and my wife and I have seen…

Kinuso water project awaits funding Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A $4.4 million water project for Kinuso for a new reservoir and pumping station will go ahead even without provincial funding. At its May 10 meeting Big Lakes County…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Spring has officially arrived, the sun is shining, residents are taking to the streets, to yard sales, biking along the paths, and enjoying the great outdoors. This is prime time for any resident to…

There are lots of different scenarios that can trigger questions in Real Estate. Here, we’ll help you make sense of some popular situations that may cause more questions than answers, if not explained properly. Did you know that you aren’t…

Richard Froese South Peace News What is fair and equitable representation for rural regions in the provincial legislature? Is fair and equitable representation important, valid, or essential in rural areas where the population is much more sparse and communities are…

Locally, the pressures faced by municipal governments mirror those Alberta and B.C. are experiencing. What’s at stake is a lot smaller, of course, but the situation is similar. When times are good and money is flowing into municipal coffers, cooperation…

There’s an interesting scenario shaping up in which adjacent NDP provincial governments may be promoting agendas completely contrary to each other. We’re talking of course about Alberta and B.C. You would think that the NDP, traditionally a party of ‘labour,’…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader People with an interest in how the forests are being managed can find out lots by attending the meetings of the Slave Lake Forest Public Advisory Committee (PAC). Not many did at the PAC’s spring meeting…
Winners

We’re a little late getting this in the paper, but here goes: Pictured are the winners of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake NHL Regular Season Hockey Pool. The SL Ford team took top spot ($1,330) and was represented by…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s full speed ahead for Riverboat Daze, as far as new Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce President Frankie Giroux is concerned. Minutes after she was elected to that position in a special meeting last…