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Bombs away

The Slave Lake Bantam ‘AA’ Heat started their Tier I round of play with a cracking 12 – 5 win against Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday. A highlight of the game was catcher William Chemago’s big two-run homer in the fifth…
Men’s league action

The Slave Lake Midget Heat and the Slave Lake Dirt Bags dueled in Southshore Men’s Baseball League game on July 6 at Charity Park in Slave Lake, with the Bags winning by a 12 – 2 score.  
Heat split a pair against league-leading SJP Jays

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Junior Heat of Slave Lake faced a tough South Jasper Place team on Sunday, in a double-header at Charity Park in Slave Lake. SJP was in first place in the ‘AAA’ league, and they’re not…
Shining faces, rosy futures: a glimpse at the RMS grads

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Roland Michener Senior Secondary School dispatched 69 graduates into the post-high school world on June 30. The Leader was there and took some photos, just one of which found a place in the July 4 edition…

“It is important to recognize those who make quiet contributions to our communities and I wanted to use my position as an elected Senator to work with each of Alberta’s communities to find exceptional individuals.” That’s Alberta Senator Doug Black,…
Local boutique gets into balloon biz

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you find yourself looking for different helium, foil or latex balloon arrangements, local boutique Grateful Heart can help out. “We’ve been in the balloon business for probably about a year now,” says Grateful Heart manager…
Kinuso Canada Day – Rodeo Parade Winners

Here are your Canada Day rodeo parade winners from Kinuso, courtesy of Chris Clegg at the High Prairie South Peace News Horses – Youth 1. True Grit [Smith]. 2. Riley Brown. Horses – Adult 1. Ed Bowers – Peavine Inn…
Zoning exception request #3: former Husky building

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For a third time in one meeting last week, Slave Lake town council was asked to go against town policy to accommodate a commercial project. In this case it was the wish of an industrial property…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader I’m dedicating this article to a couple things you can do to help young birds. Firstly, don’t physically help baby birds… that sounds strange, but bear with me. Young birds leave their nests as…

It’s not every day you get home and find a game of cricket going on in your back yard. Not exactly the back yard, but in the park behind. Srini Jayaraman and a bunch of other cricket lovers were out…

The flooding Slave Lake received during the storm on Thursday, July 13 didn’t put a damper on the adventurous spirits of some locals. As quoted on  www.cbc.ca:   “Kyle Whittle and his friends took advantage of the downpour. They tore…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Several questions have come in recently regarding how tips paid by customers to employees or corporations are treated and they are addressed below. Is the amount that my employee receives for tips as…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A 21-year-old man accused in the tragic death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court on June 26. The accused, a resident of Slave Lake, appeared on a first-degree murder charge in…

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Slave Lake Provincial Court July 5, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jason Stewart Cardinal received quite the hefty fine after pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle without proper insurance. Provincial Crown Attorney Hayden Shook told the court that Cardinal…