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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Playing in Edmonton on the June 10 weekend, Slave Lake’s Bantam ‘AA’ Heat baseball team won twice on the Saturday, then missed their Sunday game because it was rained out. Game one was against the tough…
58th annual Widewater Sports Days works out just fine

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Despite a dire weather forecast, the 58th annual (give or take) Widewater Sports Days went off very well, Mother Nature co-operating all the way. Chief organizer Harry Bartlett of the Widewater Athletic Association says the five-team…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Most taxpayers probably breathed a sigh of relief that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s spring budget didn’t include any headline-grabbing tax hikes, such as increases in income taxes or business taxes. Rumoured new taxes on health…

Kelli Sharkey Alberta Health Services Cooling off in the pool, being out in the water in a boat or other watercraft, spending time at the beach – these are all summertime activities we look forward to. Now’s the time to…

Nobina Robinson Glenn Feltham Troy Media We are on the verge of another pivotal moment in Canada’s infrastructure history – one that will reshape our economy. But we need next-generation talent to build that infrastructure. Canada’s economy is inextricably linked…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The things we used to do when we were kids! One of the long forgotten memories resurfaced June 12 during a visit from author Cecile Gannon, author of The Cream Can Romance. Among her many…
Volunteers from Ontario transforming SL Wesleyan Church

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Big things are happening at the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church in the renovation line, thanks to some charitable work by a couple from Brockville Ontario. “It’s a mission trip,” explains Dona Meyer, who drove all the…

It’s kind of funny the fuss people make about the humble dandelion. But there is no escaping its impact on lawns and playing fields, either. It is a dilemma and as reported in the June 13 Edmonton Sun, city hall…

It’s not exactly news around here what a dedicated group of volunteers can accomplish. One of these is the Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake, which for over a decade has been grinding out the fundraisers at the same time…

First things first: congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on their Stanley Cup victory. The Penguins going the distance was good news for a few Rotary Club NHL playoff pool entries, which brings us to the following unofficial list of winners.…
German biker stops in Slave Lake on cross-country tour

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader In an odd turn of events, The Leader was beckoned to the Lesser Slave Lake Visitor Information Centre last week to speak to an interesting individual who popped by for a hot cuppa’ joe, his name…
Kids’ News from Smith School

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is the LAST Kids’ News report before summer holidays! Have a wonderful last week of school! This…
ATV rally a big success

Leader staff When it comes to tearing around in the bush on all-terrain vehicles for fun, a good cause and prizes, the Slave Lake Poker Run is getting to be an event of choice. You would just about have to…