June 21 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Pine beetle First on the agenda was a mountain pine beetle program update from Jennifer MacCormick of Alberta Ag & Forestry. It was brief; MacCormick said x number of infected trees had been…

‘Why don’t they just straighten the damn river?’ That’s a question that comes up a lot when flooding happens. If only it were that simple. When you straighten a meandering stream, it may indeed reduce the flooding over the land…

Just missed in last week’s rush to print was a reminder from the Rotary Club of Slave Lake that its ‘Rotary Duck Drop’ fundraiser kicked off recently. This is the one that replaced the long-time ‘duck derby’ in the river.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council has endorsed the nomination of Sheila Willis of Smith for the 2018 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s Heritage Award. The motion was passed unanimously at the June 27 council meeting, after…

On June 9 Pat Kanzig (right) of the Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary donated a vacuum for clean-up to President Beth MacDonald of Slave Lake Royal Canadian Legion.
Alimo baba’s and the 40 pizza lovers

Alimo’s Pizzaria was very busy treating youngsters from EG Wahlstrom School to pizza on their last day of school on June 27. It seemed to go over quite well, but they had to do a bit of work for it.…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Community Futures is getting involved with young people from Kindergarten to Grade 12, teaching them the basics of business in a program called Lemonade Day 2019. Josh Friesen, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and…
FireSmart clean-up for Canyon is just the first of many

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Canyon Creek Recreation Association (CCRA) got into the FireSmart act last month, teaming up with the regional FireSmart team and others for a community clean-up event. A group of 17 community members, plus seven from…
Off the rails

A CN tanker car derailed in Smith on June 26, just west of the main road through town. From what we know, CN handled the situation on its own, without involving municipal emergency responders. Photo courtesy Cassie Pearce
Anglers Cup donates

The Canadian Tire Anglers Cup donated $1,000 from its proceeds to the Kids Can Catch program. Accepting the cheque is Gord Iverson, from Bruce Allarie of the Anglers Cup organizing committee.

Another charged in non-fatal stabbing Leader staff A 25-year-old Peerless Lake man is dead and a male suspect is in custody and facing murder charges after a June 25 incident. According to a June 27 release, from the RCMP, police…
Happy Canada Day! Dig in!

Nothing quite says ‘Canada’ like three bearded guys eating pie without the use of their hands! The pie-eating contest was a popular innovation added this year to the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada Day celebration at Schurter Park. We don’t…