Homeless camps must go: mayor

Town looking for solutions Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader There have been people ‘camping’ off and on in piece of forested land next to the Main St. and Hwy. 2 intersection in Slave Lake for many years. It has mostly been ignored,…
Adding colour to the hallways: Michener art

Roland Michener Secondary School has both junior and senior high art classes. Michener had some murals on the walls and ceiling, but the walls were recently painted, so the arts classes decided to make some removable murals.
Canyon campground is gearing up for a busy season

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader After a year off, Canyon Creek’s two municipal campgrounds are going to be open for business in 2022. Laurie Pearson is managing them for the Canyon Creek Recreation Association (CCRA), along with the harbour/marina. As of last…
Two Kinuso homes up in smoke

Cause under investigation Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader House fires are thankfully rare in the hamlet of Kinuso. Two in one month is almost unheard of, let alone two on the same morning. But that’s what happened on Sunday, April 24. According…
Métis moccasins

Leader staff On April 23 and 24, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 5 held a moccasin making workshop in Slave Lake. The event was organized by MNA youth coordinator Dani Gillis and moccasin-maker Jennifer Anderson. The 10 participants made moccasins…
The Page

Well, well. A lot of the talk in Smith and Hondo these days seems to be about a ‘cult’ that has been buying up properties at a terrific rate around the place. This includes the former Mosquito Lake Resort, which…
Slave Lake students learn about empathy

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Jordan Pearson is a social work practicum student at E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School. One of her jobs has been to organize mental health journaling prompts for every school day in May.“We’re just prolonging it through the month,”…
Fire season heats up

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Last week’s moisture was very welcome – at least from the point of view of wildfire hazard reduction. Warm, dry, windy weather in spring can result in bad things, as people in the Slave Lake area know…