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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River appears to be reconsidering its decision to not get involved in a Town of Slave Lake water line replacement project in the north end of town. This is the old,…
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.  

‘Someone is going to get hurt’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Somebody has been getting up to some mischief in Widewater/Canyon Creek. According to the president of the local ATV club, ATV riders on trails near the hamlet have found barbed…
Helping out in B.C.

Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl of the Slave Lake Regional Fire Service survey the scene of a wildfire near Williams Lake B.C. Two four-person crews from the regional service have been dispatched to assist. Says fire chief Jamie Coutts: “(We)…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Wildrose Rodeo Association’s Spruce Point Park Rodeo on the Canada Day weekend was a big success. According to one of the chief organizers, it could hardly have turned out better. “Fantastic,” was Mike Skrynyk’s term…

Leader staff This just in, from the Slave Lake Sharks: swim meets on June 24 in Grande Prairie and July 8 in Valleyview produced the usual crop of good results, as follows. Grande Prairie – 22 Swimmers – 50 personal…
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…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Playing the last-place team in the league, the Slave Lake Junior Heat had the same result as they did the previous weekend against the best team in the league – a win and a loss. The…

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…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Minor Baseball’s only undefeated team got going in Tier I provincial play on the weekend, with mixed results. For one thing, the Bantam ‘AA’ Heat aren’t undefeated anymore. On the other hand, they took…

Hannah Joseph, left, donated $417 to the food bank program at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre last week. Accepting for the food bank was Maryann Bingley. Hannah raised the money as part of the I Am Pageantry program she…
2017 Riverboat Daze celebration marked as successful

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Well it’s no secret that the 2017 Slave Lake Riverboat Daze festival was one of the better ones in recent years. Between the children’s carnival, an old-fashioned community block party and bringing back the sand sculpture…