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Local band looking forward to first paying gig

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Jackpines…. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, even if you have heard of Old Devils and Dead Rebels, which is what the Slave Lake musical group called itself for a while. Visitors to open…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County welcomes news that the province will provide a tax credit for uncollectable taxes on oil and gas properties. “It’s very good that the government is going to do something about it,”…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader So, what is Dancepl3y, and what is that three doing in there? Questions like these keep news reporters running and we believe we’ve gotten to the bottom of this one. Dancepl3y (pronounced ‘danceplay’) is an exercise…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader It is important to be aware of scams and phishing schemes that have occurred recently with regards to individuals claiming that they are representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and that could…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Abundant Life Worship Centre has another pastor for its flock; Cory Hughes has been the ‘Life Group’ pastor for the past three months or so. “My job description is threefold,” he says. But first…
High school hoops begins

The first game of the 2017/18 school basketball season was between the junior boys teams from St. Francis and Roland Michener on Nov. 23 at St. Francis. The Michener Rams won 60 – 37 with a big surge in the…
Skating programs running with 72 kids registered

From three-year-olds up Submitted Every Skate Canada skating program complements the others and allows for unrestricted movement and development through the system. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and they are…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader An almost jam-packed house showed up to watch the Slave Lake Midget Thunder play Edson on Friday night. The large turnout had a lot to do with the recent tragic passing of former Thunder captain Tyler…
Another major minor musical afoot at E.G. Wahlstrom School

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Attendees at the recent Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association production of ‘100 Lunches’ probably noticed the dazzling performance by Andrea Avery, as theatre critic Charity Starr. ‘Who is this person?’ was the question in many minds.…
Turn back the clock

Slave Lake in the 1940s boasted a cast of intriguing characters Constance Brissenden Based on the writing of Larry Loyie Part 1 Turn back the clock to Slave Lake in the 1940s, and you find a cast of characters worthy…
Painting, cookies, free skates, Frost Fest  and more

Town programs coming up Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are stretched a bit thin at the Town of Slave Lake Community Services department these days. Program coordinator Jill Shepherd, for example, has been spending most of her time filling in…