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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Anybody who walks around Slave Lake knows about the black fungus infesting mayday and ornamental cherry and plum trees. It’s been going on for the past 10 years or so and it has moved into the…

April 26, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Disaster services Council took a few minutes to reconvene as the M.D.’s Disaster Services Committee to review the Lesser Slave Regional Emergency Management Plan, as required by bylaw. CAO Allan Winarski reviewed…

To the Editor: (Premier) Rachel Notley and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips claim that climate science is completely settled, and that it’s useless to question, investigate, or inquire further. Last year, when an opposition member of the legislative asembly sought cabinet…
What the kids are up to

Minor baseball workouts continued last week at the MRC field house in Slave Lake. Pictured above is a young group playing a type of baseball using a soccer ball. Practices will probably (knock on wood) move outside this week. The…

To the Editor: The Progressive Conservative Party (PC) and the Wildrose Party (WRP) are engaged in talks to unite conservatives into one political entity. Presumably the proposed talks are based upon the commonly held belief that all conservatives conform to…

We heard Terry Mills of Slave Lake was the half-the-house winner at an Oilers’ playoff game the other day. His friends tell us they are available for a free lunch anytime this Saturday or Sunday! * * * * *…

Leader staff Three Wabasca residents are facing charges after reports of gunshots resulted in their arrest on April 20. According to a release from RCMP Cpl. Ronald Bumbry, Desmarais RCMP first got a call about gunshots near a residence at…

Slave Lake Provincial court April 26, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Kevin Beaver appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to two charges, including one count of obstructing and resisting a peace…
Waiting for the show to begin

The Slave Lake Indicas synchronized swimming club put on its spring show on Sunday, April 30 at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre, in front of an appreciative crowd.
Koinonia puts the ‘fun’ in fundraiser

Leader staff On Friday April 21, the Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School held its annual fundraising auction, to raise money for the school. It was held at the Legacy Centre, with approximately 240 people out to support the school. There…
Agencies recognize their volunteers

Several organizations in Slave Lake took advantage of the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre on Apr. 22 to publicly recognize and thank their volunteers. Pictured below are a few of them. (More next week)…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Here’s a reminder about the upcoming ‘Escape the Room’ fundraiser happening on May 5th and 6th at the Alliance Church in Slave Lake. For those who don’t know what ‘Escape the Room’ is, well, it’s fairly…

Police are looking for information in the murder of a 25-year-old woman near Smith on April 29. Chantelle Hole was found dead in the rural residence on that day. An autopsy on May 2 in Edmonton confirmed that it was…

Aaron Wudrik Canadian Taxpayers Federation Here’s a warning for taxpayers already frustrated with corporate welfare directed to the aerospace and automotive sectors: selected energy companies are also increasingly in receipt of taxpayer cash, and the reasons offered up are often…

Melissa Ouellette Alberta Health Services Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, much of our population seems to trust that they will obtain their daily required dosage from the sun. Unfortunately, we live in an age of UV index warnings…