Lots of bird movement, but not many captures

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader I think I can say it now – spring is actually here (knock on wood). With typical spring weather returning this week bird activity has surged. We have new species arriving at the lab…

Leader staff This just in – news from the ‘round table’ at the Apr. 20 Slave Lake Business Support Network meeting. Our reporter had to leave early and missed it, but thanks to the folks at Community Futures we have…

Leader staff Clumsy efforts to misdirect the RCMP didn’t work very well for the operator of a speeding vehicle in Wabasca last week. As a result, the 33-year-old driver faces obstruction charges, on top of charges for what police found…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 3, 2017 Judge J.K Sihra presiding Douglas Wade Danyluk appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to one count of breaching probation. According to Provincial Crown Attorney…

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas reporting from Smith School with Kids News! The weeks are getting busier and busier as we near the end of the school year. Thank you…
Volunteer recognition, Part III

Slave Lake’s Girl Guides volunteers (l. to r.) TinaMarie Ritter, Ashley Miller and Brittany Cyr. Ritter is the Guide/Pathfinder leader, Miller is Brownie leader and co-comissioner and Cyr is Brownie co-leader and treasurer. They were recognized Apr. 22 at the…
Who would have thought?

Yes…that is actor Patrick Warburton holding an edition of The Leader. Our very own Katrina Owens (far right) trekked down to Calgary last weekend for comic-con with TOSL communications co-ordinator Chris Brown (far left) and asked Warburton if he wouldn’t…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For small business owners nearing retirement it is important to consider how to make your business more saleable sooner rather than later. The sooner a retirement or succession plan is considered the more…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In a Gallup poll, 73 percent of Americans say moral values are worsening while only 14 percent say they are improving. I suspect many Canadians would feel the same. Gone are the days…

Jennifer Beaulieu Alberta Health Services Early Childhood Intervention staff with Alberta Health Services play an important role in children’s wellbeing and that of their family. They know that understanding healthy brain development sets the stage for healthy child development. The…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake On Friday, April 29, our region hosted EMX 17. This is an emergency exercise that involves hundreds of people over multiple agencies. The question came up over the weekend, why we spend time and…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (May 14th for those who aren’t aware). I figured a gentle reminder about important female role models are for us younglings couldn’t hurt. I’ve learned the majority of my life lessons…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen questioned the federal government about First Nations financial transparency during debates in the House of Commons on April 6. “Mr. Speaker, in 2015, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern…

This is Pitch-In Week. You’ve probably already seen groups of people picking up litter around town. However, it’s not too late to register with the Town, pick up some bags and get out there and do your bit to make…