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Police in Slave Lake are looking into a case of counterfeit currency showing up in Slave Lake. Last week they issued a security camera image of a woman who they said tried passing a fake bill or bills at the…

What’s your number? Tom Tippin General Manger, Gilwood Golf Club You’ve heard the standard reasons to maintain an accurate handicap factor. “Level playing field.” “Track your progress.” Blah, blah, blah. Here’s the real reason. Don’t be a cheater. Be a…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Keeping children safe has always been a mother’s goal. That is why Cristabel Encinas-Rodriguez decided to run a poison prevention campaign in Slave Lake. “I think we all know someone who had an unintentional poisoning incident…

To the Editor: It now appears that the Liberal regime in Ottawa is in the process of forcing our Alberta NDP government to draft up what is called a caribou ‘protection’ plan. With the anti-resource industry attitude in Ottawa, this…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake in general and the Lukan family in particular were dealt a blow on the weekend with the news of a tragic crash on a Saskatchewan highway on Friday night. Several members of the Humboldt…

Brandy Walters For the Lakeside Leader If you’re new to this area, welcome! It’s a great place to live or to visit, there’s a wonderful lake or two nearby and you’re sure to find a vibrant collection of people wherever…
Firefighters and pilots get ‘underwater egress’ training

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Forest Area wildland firefighters and pilots from Remote Helicopters in Slave Lake participated in an underwater egress training course on March 22 and 23. There were 11 people from Remote Helicopters and 14 were…

Submitted Alberta’s Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) will provide $1 million to support growth in the tourism industry. It has a focus on ‘shoulder-season’ tourism development, rural projects and Indigenous cultural experiences. It offers matching grants up to $75,000. “More…
ARC Pet of the Week

Tiva Tiva is a one-year-old female lab/blue heeler cross. She is spayed and has had all her shots. Tiva lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Tiva is house-trained and good on a leash. She loves all people. The Animal…

Looking after the land, water, and air is everyone’s responsibility. If you don’t like what’s going on, say something. Silence equals acquiescence, a speaker told a Slave Lake audience recently. This is apparently a principle in the law. So if…

A Maritimer heads off into the wild northwest The Leader spent about a dozen hours over several visits earlier this year taking notes as Slave Lake resident Brian Pitcairn recounted highlights (and a few lowlights) from his life and career…

‘There’s two of everything in Slave Lake,’ a local person once told a new Lakeside Leader reporter on his first day in town. ‘Two pizza places, two car dealerships, two newspapers, two drug stores, two hardware stores, two video stores,…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake RCMP obtained a new recruit last month. Constable Adam Mackenzie has been in town just over a month. The 25-year-old has moved across the country from Sudbury Ontario. This is Mackenzie’s first posting since…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Sevices Alberta Health Services (AHS) knows that wellness matters, and this year AHS has been asking our people and Albertans, ‘What’s your balance?’ Throughout the year of wellness and finding balance, AHS is highlighting four areas…
Rotary Club handing out the cash

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake recently donated $4,552 to the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. Accepting the cheque for the LSLBO are Patti Campsall, Neal Knoot, Donna Arseneau, Wayne Bowles, Aaron Lehman, Michelle MacMillan, Brianna Lorentz and Brandy Walters.…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams I met a man on the trails the other day who told me he’s been running for 50 years and still finds it thrilling. He started when he was 16, he said. His 66th birthday is…