We hear a rumour that Tinashe Muzah, a student at Roland Michener School in Slave Lake, will be opening at the next Stage North show at the Legacy Centre. Tinashe plays guitar and sings (as well as playing in the…
Hockey fun for charity

Yes, says Melanie Griffith of the Kodiaks, there was some creative scorekeeping going on on March 3, which helped the game end in a 10-10 tie, making a shoot-out necessary. “The Kodiaks definitely won the shoot-out and Megan Melnyczuk (our…
Clothing boutique opening on March 20

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Budget friendly fashion will be making its way to Slave Lake in the next couple of weeks with the grand opening of Jax N Monica’s Boutique. Owne rNiki Bohme said the store will be a mix…
Students helping kids

The Northern Lakes College Student Union was active last week, making donations to two worthy organizations in Slave Lake. Above, Student Union members Trina Genowish, Kenneth Greyeyes and Wynne Loyie present a $150 cheque to manager Sharon Green and the…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Changes to Land-Use Bylaw Council’s first order of business was to hold a public hearing into a proposed bylaw change. This is the one – reported earlier – that incorporates recent changes…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News A few weeks ago, noise was not even hot and furious about Alberta pipelines and the ridiculous yap coming from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. I had to add my two cents. So, I wrote a…
Rotary donates to Mat Program

Slave Lake’s Rotary Club recently responded to a plea for funding from the organizers of the Mat Program homeless shelter with a $5,000 donation. Pictured are Rotary president Lynne Haas and other Rotarians presenting Barb Courtorielle of the Friendship Centre…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A policy for Big Lakes County to expand rural potable water service to residential and business properties has been presented to council. Council heard the details at its Feb. 14 meeting, but put off…

If it’s not on my phone, it’s not worth the effort. Has anybody thought that, if not actually said it? That’s the thing about having so much information and fun at one’s fingertips; it can spoil you pretty badly. ‘Get…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Local municipal leaders are applauding more federal support for developing rural communications capacity. Funding of $100 million over five years for rural broadband was announced in the Feb. 27 budget. Improving broadband is a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Followers of crime news have probably noticed a lot of cash-machine theft stories lately. It’s a province-wide phenomenon, and businesses in both Slave Lake and Smith have been hit in the past few weeks. And as…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The ultimate plan for utility billing in Slave Lake is still to replace all non-functioning water meters with new units on warranty. In the meantime, town council has decided not to go with the earlier-announced flat…
Fire guts Canyon Creek home

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Fire trucks sped their way out of town last Tuesday responding to a call of a fire in Canyon Creek. Deputy Fire Chief Alex Pavcek said they received the call around 11:00 a.m. that a house…