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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…
Power-lifting meet happening in Slave Lake

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A local gym is hosting a power-lifting competition in Slave Lake on June 3. Champions Health and Fitness is teaming up with 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation to put on the “fully sanctioned” event at the Champions…

You would think that after the community coming together earlier this month to clean up the town, people would take it upon themselves not to litter. Unfortunately, it seems like this isn’t the case and instead of tossing garbage on…
Landon Persson fund donates

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently donated $500 to the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Accepting for the Friendship Centre is Rachel Leroux. Presenting the cheque are Coralee, Parker and Logan Persson, along with Lacey, Bree and Madi Gramlich.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s Leader seems to consist largely of news about things that haven’t happened yet, and here’s another one. This Saturday, folks involved in or interested in early childhood learning will gather in Slave Lake for…

On behalf of the Tolko Athabasca Division, Mike Leach (back row far left), Tyler Harris (back row left) and Karolyn Kendall (back row centre) provided the Slave Lake Boys and Girls Club with $5,000 on May 11, 2016. The donation…