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The Northern Lakes College gym has been out of commission for a while and here’s why: it’s been getting an entirely new floor. “The College is looking forward to hosting 2018 events,” says Jessica Van Hoek of NLC, such as…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader As we are nearing the T4 deadline it is time to start gathering documents and tax receipts to aid in the preparation of your 2017 personal tax return. While you are at it…
Hockey back in full swing: Midgets win big at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It seemed like ages since the Slave Lake Midget Thunder had played a game, but they showed little rust in a 9 – 1 victory over Whitecourt on Saturday night. The last time they played Slave…
Cold, but maybe not cold enough to stop the pine beetle

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Questions have arisen in recent days about how the cold snap over the holidays might have put the boots to the mountain pine beetle. The Leader asked pine beetle expert Jennifer MacCormick that very question. The…

Submitted It’s not too late for your influenza immunization, says Alberta Health Services. Resolutions to start the new year off by eating healthier and getting more exercises are good – but what about that flu shot? You won’t be doing…
Senior hockey

The Slave Lake Kodiaks win the draw cleanly against Sturgeon Lake Saturday evening in a Peace Country Female Hockey League game in Slave Lake. Sturgeon won the game 9 – 7.
All shacked up

While lots of people complained about the extreme cold of the last few days of December, others were quite happy about the thicker lake ice it created. A quick tour of the south shore last week showed lots of fishing…

Aaron Wudrick, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once remarked that Canada’s relationship with the United States was like sleeping next to an elephant: No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, he said, one is affected by…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Slave Lake mayor Tyler Warman looks ahead to 2018 to give a sneak peak of what is on the horizon for the town in the new year. Warman says town council is currently finishing up the…

Plant was mothballed for a decade Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Tolko’s High Prairie oriented strandboard mill was due to resume full operations on Jan. 2, after being closed for 10 years. “We have hired a total of 145…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The following was gleaned during 14 years of covering Slave Lake Provincial Court. He was middle aged, unshaven and looked as if he’d had a rough life. Charged with drunken driving, and possessing a record, it…
At the Timber House

Country music performer Roger West and his band the Bounty Hunters headlined the New Year’s Eve concert at the Timber House on Dec. 31. Many turned up to usher in the new year. Local musician William O’Donnell was the opening…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services It can help to talk with someone about how you’re feeling. They can listen to you or help you look at things differently. They might also be able to help you figure out why you…