Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The wildfire danger has climbed to very high for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area. Strong gusty winds and scattered thunderstorms with lightning are expected. Under these conditions a wildfire will ignite easily and spread quickly.…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader A new trend has put a smile on the faces of residents of Slave Lake the past few weeks. That trend is painted rocks. Ashley Ballard Leonard, creator of SL Rocks, says the idea all started…

Marco Navarro-Genie and Alex Whalen Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Opinions vary as to whether the meeting of Canada’s premiers in mid-July in St. Andrews, N.B., was a success. The expectations for those hoping for freer trade within Canada were…
SL rocks!

If you’re like us, you’ve been seeing little painted rocks all over the place lately, placed there for mysterious reasons by persons unknown. Evidently the Slave Lake rocks are also showing up in other towns, provinces and even countries! 
Leader Summer Garden Feature

Vintage bicycle filled with pretty purple petunias. Little yellow bug hiding in the leaves. Rustic decor on the front steps of the Ball’s house. Yum! homegrown strawberries Vintage chair nestled in the ferns. Hand-painted mailbox   Dawneen and Rick Ball’s…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s favourite colourful mess – also known as the ‘Colour Rush 5km Powder Run’ is coming back for a third straight year. It’s been a successful fundraiser for the Slave Lake Childcare Society (SLCCS); that’s one thing…
Golf camp for youngsters

Thomas Spencer is back at it this year, running a golf camp for youngsters at Gilwood Golf Club. Photo is from July 31, supplied by Gilwood manager Tom Tippin.

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader When deciding whether or not to incorporate your business, it is important to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of your options. A sole proprietorship is simpler and less expensive to start-up than a…

Mac Olsen For the Lakeside Leader Shaw’s Point Resort will be a busy place on the Labour Day long weekend. It is hosting the annual Golden Walleye Classic. “It’s our 30th anniversary, but everything is the same,” says Chairperson Ken…
In for the silver

The ‘B’ side champs for the 2018 slowpitch season in Slave Lake are the team from the West Fraser veneer mill, who call themselves ‘Pitches Be Crazy.’
Slowpitch wraps up

The Slave Lake slowpitch league capped off its 2018 season with a tournament on the July 28 weekend. Coming out on top of the ‘A’ side were the Swingers. Back row, l. to r. – Taylor Riddoch, Kirk Ruecker, Nick…

To the Editor: When I drive in my little corner of the province from Jasper to Edson to Grande Cache, it’s easy to take it for granted that the highways are clear of snow and debris. Every single one of…

Brandy Walters Regional FireSmart Coordinator Your forward-thinking municipal leaders are continually making sure FireSmart is a feature in the design and planning for our communities, long-term. Policies are thoughtful about resident protection and safety. And, notably, our region’s leaders invested…
The unbeatables

The Slave Lake Dirt Bags are the Southshore Men’s Baseball League champions for the second year in a row. They beat the Slave Lake Cardinals two games to none in the best-of-three final. In the second game, on July 30,…