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Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader One of three Slave Lakers running for a vacant spot on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees is Sheri Smears. Mother of four, grandmother of five and 43-year resident of the area, Smears says she’s…
Pet of the Week

Buddy is a one- and-a-half- year old domestic cat. He is neutered and has all his shots. Buddy lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Buddy has been at the shelter for over a year now, so his adoption fee…
Midgets break through vs. Barrhead

Joe McWilliamsLakeisde Leader Last week in this space we were speculating about whether mighty Barrhead would ever be beaten this season in Midget ‘A’ hockey. And, if the Slave Lake Thunder might be the team to do it. They had…

Submitted On January 11 the Roland Michener School Rams wrestling team headed out to Grande Prairie to compete in a large Junior-Sr. High tournament. It was a great tournament with several teams from BC and a large team from the…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Everywhere you look these days, people are trying to do the same with less. The M.D. of Lesser Slave River is no exception. “We’re like everybody else,” Kerik tells The Leader. “Linear assessment has deteriorated; costs have…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Good news on the local theatre scene. Director Dave Symington is sticking with his assertion that ‘Kitchen Witches’ is the funniest play he’s ever been involved with. Even after all those rehearsals? (It opens on Jan. 25…

Yes, there will be a candidates’ forum for those running for the vacant seat on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees. The Chamber of Commerce in Slave Lake has it organized for the Hotel Northern Star on Tuesday,…

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services Your eyes need extra care in the winter. We asked ophthalmologist Dr. Jessica Ting, from the Eye Institute of Alberta, and optometrist Dr. Scott Lopetinsky for advice to keep your eyes at their best all season…