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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader An almost jam-packed house showed up to watch the Slave Lake Midget Thunder play Edson on Friday night. The large turnout had a lot to do with the recent tragic passing of former Thunder captain Tyler…
Another major minor musical afoot at E.G. Wahlstrom School

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Attendees at the recent Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association production of ‘100 Lunches’ probably noticed the dazzling performance by Andrea Avery, as theatre critic Charity Starr. ‘Who is this person?’ was the question in many minds.…
Turn back the clock

Slave Lake in the 1940s boasted a cast of intriguing characters Constance Brissenden Based on the writing of Larry Loyie Part 1 Turn back the clock to Slave Lake in the 1940s, and you find a cast of characters worthy…
Painting, cookies, free skates, Frost Fest  and more

Town programs coming up Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are stretched a bit thin at the Town of Slave Lake Community Services department these days. Program coordinator Jill Shepherd, for example, has been spending most of her time filling in…

To the Editor, Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass its marijuana legalization legislation when there are still so many questions and so few answers? Just this week, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said…

Friend of The Leader Henri Soulodre sent us a link last week to a video about the Alberta forest service (or whatever it’s called these days), celebrating 50 years of formalized wildfire training in Alberta. It’s full of familiar faces,…

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…

No dice, says Judge Paul to crime spree woman – your pleas stand Slave Lake Provincial Court November 22, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding One of the two women who engaged in a crime spree across the Slave Lake area…

Story time at the library with the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society last Tuesday morning looked more like show and tell time, with participating kiddies being treated to interesting items like a fox fur, a stuffed loon, feathers, moose antlers…
Doing stuff, learning stuff, having fun

News from Roland Michener School Leader staff If you’ve been wondering what has been going on at Roland Michener School lately, you’ve come to the right place. Vice principal Linnea Jones was good enough to provide us with an update…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Canada’s federal Crown corporations are a motley bunch. A few, like the Bank of Canada, are mostly viewed as indispensable. Most, such as a litany of museums or port authorities, attract little attention because of…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave River I have been proud to watch Premier Rachel Notley travelling across the country over the past couple weeks to speak to national business and political leaders on the importance of pipelines to tidewater…

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar Every so often, we would get a phone call or a personal visit from one of our business people. He would say, “Hey, I’m having a big sale. Write up a story about it! And…

Will we talk about snow removal this week? It’s rough when you have a hard time getting through some spot where the wind has caused it to build up. Your Leader reporter actually got stuck in deep snow at 4th…