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Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Local artist Linda McCauley says she started painting when she retired. McCauley says it all started when she was visiting her sister in Wetaskiwin Alta and saw a lady in her yard painting rocks. “I thought…

Our photo of the ‘bra pole’ on Hwy. 2 a couple of weeks ago drew a response from a woman in Slave Lake. It’s still not solved, but we do know more about it. She says she first noticed “the…

Alberta Health Services It is summertime and everyone wants to make the most of it! The sunny, warm season means eating and cooking outdoors. Here are some tips for healthy summer eating. Keep vegetables and fruit as the main focus…
Whitecap celebrates 30 years

Tarek Al-Mais, Jack Dewald and Tanya Parada serving up burgers on a hot and sunny July 27 for a free BBQ in celebration of the Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC 30th anniversary.
Pet of the Week

Kit-Kat is a two and-a-half -year- old female domestic cat she is spayed and has all her shots. Kit-Kat lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Kit-Kat is a sweet girl who loves to play but enjoys a good snuggle.…
Remember when…

The original community at the east end of Lesser Slave Lake, called Sawridge, was renamed Slave Lake in 1923. It was wiped out by a flood in the 1930s, and was subsequently moved to its current location. It was incorporated…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Robin-Lee Vance says she has always been an avid reader. Several of her jobs over the years involved books and reading. Vance says when she first went to work full time, she worked in bookstores in…

Ergete Ferede and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute Entrepreneurship remains a vital source of innovation, which helps grow economies and provide employment opportunities for Albertans. Unfortunately, several recent studies have found fewer businesses are being started in Alberta (and Canada…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar I just returned from my birthplace of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The city is as beautiful as I remember, although not keeping up with its brand as “City of Bridges.” Maybe change to something like “City of Parks.”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “Six-hundred thirty-eight downloads,” says Sheila Willis. That’s her answer to the question: ‘How’s your History Check app coming along?’ History Check, as some will already know, is a smart phone application that facilitates tours of northern…
What’s with all the birds?

This question is asked every year, when the gulls hang around in large numbers on rooftops in Slave Lake. Mostly they are the Franklin’s gull and it just happens that their habit during moulting is to congregate in places where…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Brad Miller, a salesman from Sherwood Park, Alta, has recently joined the community of Slave Lake. Miller has been in town for three weeks now and is working at Revolution Ford. Miller says he has been…

Sterling is a 2-year-old male domestic cat. He is neutered and has all his shots. Sterling lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Sterling is a gentle boy who likes to get in the way and chat with the volunteers…

We mentioned last week about the box of historical Slave Lake stuff that came our way (temporarily). Lots of newspaper clippings from the 1960s and 70s, the local calendar illustrated by Bob Harrold, Walter Pendle’s book of poetry and stories…