Beautiful Gardens of 2022

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Pat Potvin’s garden is in southwest Slave Lake. The only grass is a small strip mandated by the town in the front yard and a section outside the fence by a walkway that goes behind the house.…

Apparently that very hot day we had near the end of July was an all-time record for that date. And by that of course we mean since records have been kept. We had hotter days in 2021, but they were…

Submitted The Slave Lake RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who allegedly damaged several light fixtures in front of a business in the SW area of town. On Jun. 20, 2022, at 8:56 a.m., the Slave…

Leader staff The fire hazard took a nosedive last week, and it was probably good that it did. Lightning storms that passed through the area over the preceding days had sparked several fires, and the wet, cool weather helped in…

Kate LovsinFor the Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) has launched a new project involving Lesser Slave Lake called ‘Eyes on Slave Lake.’ LSWC has put live-streaming cameras at two locations along Lesser Slave: Joussard and Widewater. Regular…
M.D. of Opportunity  Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Information is from the draft minutes of council’s July 27, 2022 meeting in Sandy Lake. Appointment Council accepted administration’s recommendation and appointed Fay Cardinal to the M.D.’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Her term ends in October…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As of August 2, everyone in Alberta except babies under six-months old can be vaccinated against COVID-19. That day, the province of Alberta started having COVID vaccine appointments for children six months to five years old. The…
Chisholm woman moves from greenhouse to SL store

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Jaylyn Barker, from Chisholm, started a greenhouse recently. It went very well. Now she’s expanded to a store in Slave Lake called – Kick-Ass Treasures and Gifts. Asked why she opened a business, Barker says, “I’ve always…

Brian GiesbrechtTroy Media Sometimes, the significance of a cataclysmic event is not immediately apparent. The bombing of Pearl Harbour was an event that shocked the world. Many realized – even as it was happening – that it would bring America…

Commentary byJoe McWilliams Growing up in the B.C. Peace Country, wildlife was all around, but some animals seemed a lot rarer than they are now. For example, skunks and porcupines were unheard of. Other people might have had a different…

Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) is no doubt necessary and maybe even as effective as it can be. But it still leaves the way pretty wide open for public bodies (E.g. municipal councils) to shut…

We haven’t heard much lately about the race to replace Pat Rehn as the United Conservative Party candidate for Lesser Slave Lake. Or rather, the nomination process. All we know as August begins is what we knew back in June:…