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Ceremonial snip

You might wonder what’s so special about a little paving project that it would induce M.D. council to go to the trouble of cutting a ribbon in a rain shower. It might have something to do with the saga of…
For the women’s shelter

Singing for a good cause Edmonton country music artist Andrea Nixon (with accompanist Cody Mack) was in town last week as part of a tour she’s doing to support women’s shelters around the province. Her performance was in conjunction with…
Smith Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo 2017

Chalk up another success for the folks at SHARA, for this year’s edition of the Smith/Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo. It’s a huge effort for a small community of volunteers, but somehow they managed to pull it off. “It was…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Community members flocked to the Boreal Centre of Bird Conservation (BCBC) late last month for an interactive lesson about geology. Alberta Parks visitor services co-ordinator, Ceiridwen Robbins, says the afternoon had a pretty large number of…
2017 Ice Breaker Hockey Game attendance best one to date

Over 700 people attend banquet portion Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake sure was packed with people from all over Canada and the States late last month for the annual Ice Breaker Hockey Game, including Wayne Gretzky himself. In fact;…
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Sixth and final edition for the season Pretty in pink These lovely blossoms can be seen in Aaron and Winnie Lehman’s garden. The Leader caught this little guy resting inside a soon-to-be pumpkin patch. Do any of you readers know…
Steady….

Dennis Shupac takes aim at a Styrofoam deer in the Slave Lake Rod & Gun Club’s archery shoot event on Aug. 26.  
Floating fun, prizes and free food on the river

The River Parade event on Aug. 26 brought out a flotilla of floating craft – some dressed up in a competition for prizes – to the Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake. The event was put on to celebrate the…
Wayne Gretzky

Yes; that is actually Wayne Gretzky walking on the Tervita arena’s ice inside the local multi-rec centre. ‘The Great One’ along with many other celebrities came to Slave Lake last weekend for the annual Ice Breaker hockey game and banquet.…