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Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader According to Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga, ‘savasana’ is another pose that looks easy, but in reality is one of the more harder ones because it asks you to slow down and to…

Library in the midst of creating adult workshops Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library just brought a new recruit on board, her name is Suzanne Wilson and she is the new program co-ordinator. “This…
Blue vs. Red

Blue vs. Red (you’ll have to take our word for it) in a slave Lake Summer Rec League semi-final game on Sept. 7. Blue won, and went on to win the final.  

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Terry Fox was just 18 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer in his right leg and was in his first year of university studying kinesiology. He would later have that leg amputated six inches…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A group of Slave Lake Bantam and Midget-aged baseball players will be juggling baseball and hockey at the same time (at least some of them) for the next few weeks. Not to mention schoolwork and whatever…
Numbers down in minor hockey: decisions to be made

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s looking as if there won’t be enough kids registered in the older age groups of minor hockey this season to make two teams. At least that was the indication a week or two ago when…
A nice little week at the migration monitoring station

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a nice little week; fairly sunny, warm and most importantly, calm. We’ve seen increased numbers of birds migrating overhead now that the air is still, including the first few flocks 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…
Happy grads

A round of applause is in order for the ladies pictured above; this group recently graduated from a 12-week business administrative program taught at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre by Patsy Erickson and Pamela Mineault of AccData Computer Systems…

Servus Credit Union has a new manager Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s a fun fact about the new manager at Slave Lake’s Servus Credit Union: given a choice between banking jobs in Calgary and Slave Lake, he didn’t choose Cowtown.…

The one day it rains in two weeks happens to be the day of the fall fair in Smith. The same thing happened last year and the year before that. Or was that some other year? But it was fairly…

From the High Prairie South Peace News Lawrence Marvel ‘Skipper’ Villeneuve was born in Smith, Alberta on Aug. 13, 1941. He passed away on Marinduque Island in the Philippines on Aug. 2, 2017 at the age of 75 years. ‘Skip’…

Slave Lake Provincial Court September 6, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jean P. Netowastanum appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and tendered a plea of guilt to two charges, including one count of breaching…
Local mason jar decorating biz open and ready for orders

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Who would have thought that an American would end up here in Slave Lake and open a homemade decorative Mason jar business? Kate Stamp, of Stamp of Approval didn’t, but here she is; almost a month…

Colin Craig, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Every Canadian should reflect on four words Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently shared at a conference in Banff. After describing how she had heard about several oil and gas companies cancelling their multi-billion dollar projects…