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Charles Lammam and Ben Eisen Troy Media On the campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised to hold federal deficits to $10 billion or less during their first few years in office before returning to a balanced budget in 2019-20.…
Mushrooms and folklore

For most people, seeing mushrooms in an arc or circle isn’t anything to write home about. But for folklore lovers it sure is a sight to see. A fairy ring (also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring, or…

Richard Froese South Peace News Canada Day on July 1 has come and gone for another year. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, the day was probably bigger and more memorable than in many years or decades. Canada…
Thanks for supporting Gilwood

Orville Mercer was the lucky winner of the Gilwood Golf Club 50/50 raffle last week. The raffle was very close to a sell-out, says club executive member Joyce Robinson, who is pictured presenting Mercer with his $4,950 winners’ cheque.  
Busy times at the Smith Library

Leader staff Lots has been happening at the Smith Community Library, and librarian Ruth Reay was good enough to share the news with us last week. For example, those pretty banners now hanging from light posts in downtown Smith? Painted…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader What if I am missing receipts for my business? If expenses are recorded on your tax return that are missing receipts, and these items are brought into question during a review or audit…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s Rotary Club always has a few events/activities/fundraisers in process or being planned. They may be making plans as much as a year in advance, such as for next spring’s 777 reverse car raffle. At the other…

Some further thoughts on Slave Lake’s Riverboat Daze ‘Rock the Block,’ experience: A lot of fun was had by a lot of people in downtown Slave Lake on Friday night, July 7. People are still buzzing about it. ‘Why didn’t…

Pictured above is one big cucumber Joe Winkler brought into the Leader office last week. A whole 18 inches to be exact and not too watery to boot! Winkler grew the green-giant himself in a little greenhouse. “I was surprised…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kellirae Carleton, new co-ordinator of the Healthy, Happy Kids Slave Lake Coalition says she’s trying to make the coalition known in the area. “We provide opportunities for community engagement, collaborative planning and partnerships, knowledge mobilization and…
Discover the North

travel2 Discover the North complete traveler’s books can be picked up at any hotel, gas station, Tourist Imformation Centre, real estate office, convenience stores or the Lakeside Leader office.

Mikky Locke Slave Lake, AB Addiction seems to be more and more like an epidemic. It’s an issue that touches almost everyone either directly or indirectly, and yet discussion is often shrouded in mystery and beset by misinformation. I set…
More help for the Stollery

The Slave Lake ATB continues its campaign to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this time with the help of the Royal Canadian Legion. That’s Legion President Beth McDonald on the right, presenting a cheque of $558 to ATB reps Maricel…