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Keepers of the Athabasca shares lake sediment sample

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca communications co-ordinator Jule Asterisk popped into The Leader last week and told us what the group has been up to as of late. “We’ve been really busy!” she says. “A lot of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader    The March Slave Lake Business Support Network (BSN) revealed some fairly predictable things about local business. I.e. – 2016 was a tough year. On the other hand, said several of the business reps in the…
Curling season closes with three league championships

Leader staff The Slave Lake Curling Club finished off its season recently with a handful of league finals. ‘Mor-Port’ came out on top in the eight-team mixed league on March 13. This marks the fourth time in five years the…

  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…