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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When it comes to developing rural property, there is a fairly large gap between the expectations of the developer and the expectations of the municipality. M.D. council got another illustration of that in a report at…

The folks at Slave Lake’s Al Ameen Mosque were celebrating the end of Ramadan on June 25 – it’s called ‘Eid’ – and decided to invited the public and serve them pancakes. It worked out well, says Ali Mouallem, with…

Moses Garaba, the principal of Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake, is heading to Zambia, in Africa in a week or two. He’d like to take some school supplies home with him to help out kids in rural areas of his…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader To start this week’s ‘happy baby’ yoga pose, Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says lie on your back. “With an exhale, bend your knees into chest and clasp your hands being tied with…

  Leader staff The grim news got even grimmer last week when the U.S. Government added another seven per cent ‘anti-dumping’ duty onto the cost of shipping softwood lumber into that country from Canada. This comes on top of the…
Oilmen’s Shoot results

Leader staff The High Prairie team called ‘Black Dust’ was easily the class of the field in the annual fun shoot put on by the Slave Lake Petroleum Association, in conjunction with the Slave Lake Rod & Gun Club on…
Cricket comes to Hilda Eben.

A local group of cricket enthusiasts played a game Sunday night in the park in southeast Slave Lake. The hard surface of the basketball court provides a truer bounce on the ball, says organizer Srini Jayaraman.
Local couple making tiny homes for northern climate

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader For some people the thought of living in a 200 square foot home seems crazy, but for others it sounds like the home of their dreams. Unfortunately, the majority of these humble abodes are catered to…
Junior golf program booming at Gilwood

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Gilwood Golf Club manager Tom Tippin has a nice problem: so many kids showing up for the junior program he’s struggling to fit them all in. He’s got two age groups on Monday night and another…

Regional tri-council Notebook June 29, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The bids were in for the regional waterline and pumphouse project. This is the one conceived after the 2011 wildfire disaster, when a power failure in town caused a failure…
Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Getting into the spirit Whitecap Chev Buck GMC was the winner last week in the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada 150 storefront decorating contest. Eighteen storefronts were judged in the contest. Appara Shoes was the runner-up. Whitecap receptionist Brooklyn Larmand…

January 11, 1946 – June 4, 2017 Her family is deeply saddened by the sudden, but peaceful passing of Monique Belanger on June 4, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as numerous nieces and nephews…

What’s up with these precise weather predictions? Some online weather service or other was telling us last week that it would begin raining at 1:10 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Like hell it will, we said. Nobody can be…

Slave Lake Provincial Court June 28, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Ricky Andrew Loyie appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of possessing stolen property, and…
Helping the Stollery

Mischa Dugas puts a star on the ‘superstar supporters’ for the Stollery Children’s Hospital at C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, on behalf of her and her mom, Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Dugas. The donation was $728.70.
Fire near Hwy. 88 the season’s biggest

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A wildfire north of Red Earth Creek last week grew into the biggest faced so far this year, reaching 320 hectares in size before the weather changed in favour of suppression efforts. The fire was started…