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  Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The St. Francis senior boys basketball team headed to the 2017 provincial basketball championship recently. This came after bringing home gold earlier this month at zones. This is the first time in over two-decades that…
Snowmobilers brave icy winds to race on the lake

  Leader staff Mother Nature wasn’t exactly the best friend of the Outlaw Sled Drags on Lesser Slave Lake on March 11. On the other hand – it could have been worse! People showed up with their snowmobiles and raced…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Figure skating is like ballet with more speed. At its upper levels it is, at least. For a group like Slave Lake’s Lakeside Figure Skating Club, it ranges from four-year-olds just learning how to stand up…

Leader staff Saturday, April 8, will be a big day in Smith Alberta. That’s the day of Rural Women’s Recharge, A Wellness Event. “Seize the opportunity to relax, re-focus and explore themes of personal growth,” says the poster, distributed last…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Planning for bridge replacement The results are in on a 10-year repair and replacement plan for M.D. bridges and bridge culverts. Not surprisingly, the dollar figures are huge and far beyond the M.D.’s capability. There are…

  Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The buzz from the Kelowna Ballet show in Slave Lake hadn’t settled before the elves in the Stage North workshop were putting the finishing touches on the next season of shows. In fact they would…
Town of Slave Lake  Council notebook March 14, 2017

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader RCMP update Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy and Sgt. Marlene Brown gave Town council a Slave Lake RCMP quarterly update at its March 14th meeting. “We’re currently selecting priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and we’re getting…

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP arrested four men last week in connection with a spate of property crimes in the area. Reading between the lines of the March 16 release by Sgt. Marlene Brown, it appears to have been a…
Line failure shuts down MRC; fix proves complicated

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One playoff hockey game was in progress and another one was about to start last Tuesday when something went haywire with the power. Lights started flickering, said people who were there; others reported smoke and flames…
Library displays photographic art

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Have you ever heard of macro photography? It’s where a photographer takes extremely close-up pictures of itty bitty creatures and organisms. If that sounds intriguing, you’re in luck because the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Bantam Thunder put in a good showing at the provincial ‘B’ hockey tournament in Springbank this past weekend. They won two, lost one and tied one in four round-robin games. It wasn’t quite…