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July 10, 2018 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Lights Aquatics Centre CAO Brian Vance in his regular report for council mentioned the chipped tiles in the hot tub are soon to be repaired. He said in the meantime pylons…

Leader Staff Your tips, no matter how small, help the RCMP better protect you. The RCMP in Alberta encourages you to immediately report any suspicious activity, person or vehicle to police. Your call might be the one that saves a…
Chemical leak shuts down Multi-Rec Centre

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Commotion was had at the Multi-Recreation Centre (MRC) on Wednesday, July 11 as the centre was evacuated due to a small chemical leak. Gary Roth, Director of Community Services for the Town of Slave Lake says…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Who will carry the banner of the new United Conservative Party in the Lesser Slave Lake constituency in the next provincial election? An official candidate will likely be chosen in the next three months,…

Submitted Slave Lake Sharks attended the Valleyview Swim Meet on July 7 and seven Sharks brought home medals. Dawson Taylor got gold with three first places, a second place and one personal best time. Collin Becker got bronze with two…

Here’s an idea: ignore social media chatter altogether. See how you get by for a week. Would the world stop turning? Would things stop working? There are benefits to ‘spreading the word’ quickly, no question. Apparently they are too good…

It’s a bit late, but here are the results from the June 26 Men’s Night competition at Gilwood Golf Club. In spite of rain and wind, 56 golfers turned out for a four-man scramble format over 18 holes. The team…
Big swing, small contact

Cody Stasow of the Dirt Bags fouls one off in a game against the Slave Lake Heat in the Southshore Men’s Baseball League on July 4. The Dirt Bags were scheduled to play the Wabasca Jays, but when the Jays…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader An amount (other than a taxable capital gain) is subject to tax in Canada only if it is derived from a source of income, this is generally straight forward except in cases where…
Fun in the sun

A youngster frolics in the spray park at Schurter Park in Slave Lake on a recent warm and sunny day.
Sea of red and white highlights parade

Kinuso and area stepped to the plate once again June 30 as it hosted its annual parade, held in conjunction with the Spruce Point Park Rodeo. Around 40 entries paraded down Main Street to hundreds of spectators, many of them eager children ready to…

Constance Brissenden For the Lakeside Leader A new local book, called Memories of a Metis Settlement, shares 80 years of East Prairie Metis Settlement, to prove that history is worth remembering. Solomon R. Auger, a Slave Lake resident, is the…
Hmmmmm. Apple products!

In case you’ve been wondering, the M.D. of Lesser Slave River uses the Mac Mini desktop computer. Wait a minute….is that a bear looking in the window? It is! The bear was snooping around the M.D. office on Friday, June…
Crystal healing comes to Slave Lake farmers market

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On June 29 the Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first downtown Friday farmers market of the summer at The Brick parking lot. One of the many vendors who participated in the market was Jan…

Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre and Milagros Palacios Troy Media During last year’s election campaign and in his first full budget as premier, John Horgan promised to balance British Columbia’s operating budget. If his NDP government remains committed to this promise,…