New campground in plans, but no money for it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big plans are one thing and the big money to do them is another. That seems to be the perpetual dilemma facing the folks who manage Alberta’s…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader A series of videos of Slave Lake seniors discussing local history will not be gathering quite so much dust, thanks to efforts of the Town of Slave Lake and Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library. Back…

Shipping containers or nothing, council hears Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New developments in government financial support for a proposed affordable housing project in Slave Lake put the local housing authority in an interesting position. The message – received at a…
New blocks for the pool

No more slipping and false starts for the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Thanks to community donations, the club was able to have new starting blocks installed at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. According to Michelle Vekved…
Spring training

Nantcy Dyck leaping her way across the sand during track and field practice on May 9 at Roland Michener Secondary School. Samuel Plante of the Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School throwing a discus during track and field practice on May…

Nice weather around here lately, but we really need some rain! Of course the day this paper comes out is the seven-year anniversary of the day a wildfire blew into Slave Lake and another one got into Widewater and Canyon…

May 8, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Beach clean-up: June 2 is the big day CAO Brian Vance’s report for council started off with the news that town and Provincial Parks people had met to talk about cleaning Devonshire…
Exploding targets cause grass fire south of Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Shooting at an exploding target, it turns out, is one more thing that is not allowed in Alberta’s Forest Protection Area when the fire hazard is high. Whoever was doing exactly that on the afternoon of…

‘Let’s get it rolling!’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Cannabis wasn’t quite the only topic on Slave Lake town council’s May 8 agenda, but it might as well have been. With a dramatic flourish, town communications guy Christopher Brown handed out…
Signs & Wonders

The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Africa, performing on May 9 in Slave Lake at the Community Christian Centre.

Mammogram screen testing is coming to Slave Lake and Wabasca, Alberta Health Services informs us. It’s in Wabasca May 28 – 30 and in Slave Lake June 8 – 14. 1-800-667-0604. * * * * * The only sure way…
Anglers Cup coming up

The 2018 edition of the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup is a bit over a month away. It goes June 15 and 16 on Lesser Slave Lake. Local businesses are supporting it, including those pictured. Bruce Allarie of the organizing committee…

Opening day at Gilwood last Friday was bright, cool and beautiful. The Boyd Kelham foursome were the first to tee off. Left to right are Jorgen Drewniak, Carson Chykerda, Kelham and Jamie St. Martin.