The Golf Shack! opens for business

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you miss hitting golf balls during the long, slow winter, Chad Caron of Slave Lake has the answer. It’s a golf simulator game, operating now for a couple of weeks in a rented space behind…
Jan. 22 papers through the years

1974 First Nations and Metis in Driftpile First Nation and the Village of Faust protest rumours started by a CBC TV program that they were starving. They wanted equal time on TV to refute these claims. They held up signs…
E.G. Wahlstrom embarks on a country-wide reading challenge

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School, in Slave Lake, is part of a country-wide reading challenge, called ‘One School One Book’. The goal is for all the students and staff to read the same book by February 13.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Jan. 14, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Outstanding citizens Council started its second meeting of 2020 by recognizing one group and one individual whose accomplishments and contributions in the community stood out. The Roland Michener School senior boys’ volleyball…
Kids quiz mayor on leadership

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Students at Slave Lake’s Koinonia Christian School are studying leadership. Kicking off the unit last week was an appearance by Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman, who made a short speech “that I made up on my…
Peter Moore left his mark on Slave Lake and area

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s sixth mayor – Peter Moore – had a lasting impact on the community. For one thing, it was under his watch that notion of Slave Lake hosting an international festival of sport and culture…
RCMP respond quickly, but tool thieves were faster

Submitted (The following is the news release from the RCMP on a break-in and theft from an industrial business in Slave Lake. According to the owner, RCMP were on the scene 12 minutes after the alarm sounded. But by then…
Tough weekend for Icedogs; losses to HP and Enoch

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s been said before and we’ll say it again. If you aren’t on top of your game in the GMHL West Division, you lose. The Slave Lake Icedogs weren’t on the weekend, losing to High Prairie…
Midgets handle Fort Mac and other minor hockey news

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget 1 Thunder hosted a team from Fort McMurray on Saturday and weren’t very nice to them. The Thunder sent their guests packing with a 7 – 1 thrashing. Seven different players scored for…
It’s Acton by acclamation on M.D. council

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Former three-term M.D. of Lesser Slave River councillor Darcie Acton of Widewater is back on council. Or will be as soon as she’s sworn in. Acton got in by acclamation. She was the only person to…