It may end up costing jobs in Slave Lake Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As expected, the U.S. Government has slapped a duty on Canadian softwood lumber being imported into that country. The move, announced last week, directly affects local producer…

Commentary by Chris Clegg Of all the reality shows on TV, I enjoy The Last Alaskans the most. The show features the last four family permit holders who live in seven cabins in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast…

It now costs Alberta lumber producers 20 per cent more to ship their product into the U.S. This will punish them, while at the same time creating an artificial advantage for their competitors south of the border. American consumers will…

There’s never enough room to properly recognize the winners of the Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer Award winners in the next issue of The Leader. But that’s okay! Because there’s always another issue coming out, with space to…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader There’s a new man in town making sure all the parks and facilities are in tip top shape and his name is Derek Starnes. “I’m responsible for the multi-rec centre, government centre and town office, the…

Eye catching curb appeal ideas that won’t break your budget this spring Julie Brandle For the Lakeside Leader How Important is Curb Appeal You Ask? Most Buyers today look at photos/videos online first and then drive by the home, if…
Big bash planned this year for Widewater Sports Days

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The area’s longest-running sports festival goes again this year at Widewater, June 9 – 11. Known since 1959 as Widewater Sports Days, it features men’s baseball and mixed slowpitch tournaments, along with other entertaining and fun…
Soccer supporters

Pitching in to help minor soccer was the Landon Persson Memorial fund, with a donation of $1,000. Presenting the donation are Lacey Gramlich and Coralee Persson, with their kids Madison, Bree, Parker and Logan. Accepting for minor soccer is Tasha…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Business Support Network hosted its 11th meeting last week. Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre (SLNFC) Executive Director Jamie Linington spoke about local homelessness and the SLNFC’s efforts to eradicate rural homelessness. “We’re behind…
And the winners are……!

Citizen of the Year Winning the 2016 Citizen of the Year award this year was TinaMarie Ritter (left), whose nominator cited her outstanding efforts over the past year (and before) on behalf of the Girl Guides. The list of other…
No local improvement levy for 5th and 5th NE

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake has a plan to do pavement and sidewalks on a worn-out, ‘L’-shaped piece of 5th St. and 5th Ave. NE this year. The question before council at its April 18 meeting…
What’s new with the brew: local beer maker going bigger

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘What kind of a brewer doesn’t have beer?’ That’s a question (rhetorical) that has been heard around town from grumpy customers of Slave Lake’s Dog Island Brewing Co. The answer is a small-capacity producer, whose product…