The boom in craft brewing should be enough evidence that not all the good business ideas have already been thought of and tried. Who could have imagined it? Somebody obviously did, somewhere, and look at it go. Even little old…
Local women speak out against sexual harrassment, assault

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Saturday, March 10, staff members from Northern Haven Support Society travelled to Edmonton to participate in the MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag at the Alberta Legislature building. The MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Nobody was going to upset powerhouse E.W. Pratt from High Prairie in the high school division tournament for senior teams earlier this month. But given that, there was a real scrap for second place, and nobody…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Gilwood Golf Club made a presentation to tri-council last week, asking for a tax break and/or a grant to get it out of the red and back into the black. “We need your support,” said Gilwood…
Midgets, Bantams move on in league playoffs over Wabasca

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget and Bantam boys’ hockey teams advanced in league playoffs on the weekend, winning two straight against their opponents from Wabasca. The Midgets go on to the league final against Edson, who upset Jasper…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council convened a special meeting last week for a single item of business – that being a decision the gravel-crushing contract for the year. It went to the low bidder, a…
Going for it

Centre for the St. Francis Falcons Nick Laboucan gets up high on the tip-off against Blaze Sawan of the Kinuso Knights in their playoff game on March 6. The Falcons got ahead early “and kind of held it there,” says…

Submitted On March 8, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Slave Lake RCMP were alerted to suspicious individuals at a store in the Cornerstone Plaza in Slave Lake. Upon RCMP arrival, two suspect vehicles were identified but tried to drive…

The provincial government is doing some remediation work, we’re told, at the old highways maintenance yard next to St. Mary of the Lake School on 6th Ave. SW in Slave Lake. The land was slated for redevelopment years ago, but…

March 7, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Affordable housing Lindsay Pratt of the Lesser Slave Regional Housing Authority updated council members on plans for a new affordable housing apartment building in Slave Lake. Construction funding is anticipated from the…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Through the kindness of the community, no belly will go empty thanks to helping hands. Brooke Ghostkeeper, a family service specialist with WJS Canada and Barb Courtorielle with the Native Friendship Centre who have created a…
Snowmobile group

Last week’s item about the snowmobile group on its way to Alaska that stopped briefly in Slave Lake was a bit on the incomplete side, so here’s another photo and more info. Pictured in the blue suit is Matthew Monaghan…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A public hearing on industrial camps will be held in Big Lakes County on Mar. 28, to get views from residents on the matter. Council gave first reading on Feb. 28 to a bylaw…

We’ve been hearing about the new outdoor skating rink at Canyon Creek, that members of the community put together for community use while repairs are carried out on the arena. Thanks to Brad Pearson for providing us with the photograph.