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The unbeatables

The Slave Lake Dirt Bags are the Southshore Men’s Baseball League champions for the second year in a row. They beat the Slave Lake Cardinals two games to none in the best-of-three final. In the second game, on July 30,…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Local artist Linda McCauley says she started painting when she retired. McCauley says it all started when she was visiting her sister in Wetaskiwin Alta and saw a lady in her yard painting rocks. “I thought…

Our photo of the ‘bra pole’ on Hwy. 2 a couple of weeks ago drew a response from a woman in Slave Lake. It’s still not solved, but we do know more about it. She says she first noticed “the…
Smoke drifts in; lightning starts fires up north

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Recent rain has brought relief to the wildfire danger bringing the alert up to high Leah Lovequist, the Wildfire Information Officer for the Slave Lake Forest area, says Lightning sparked seven new wildfires from August 1…

Alberta Health Services It is summertime and everyone wants to make the most of it! The sunny, warm season means eating and cooking outdoors. Here are some tips for healthy summer eating. Keep vegetables and fruit as the main focus…
Whitecap celebrates 30 years

Tarek Al-Mais, Jack Dewald and Tanya Parada serving up burgers on a hot and sunny July 27 for a free BBQ in celebration of the Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC 30th anniversary.
Pet of the Week

Kit-Kat is a two and-a-half -year- old female domestic cat she is spayed and has all her shots. Kit-Kat lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Kit-Kat is a sweet girl who loves to play but enjoys a good snuggle.…
Remember when…

The original community at the east end of Lesser Slave Lake, called Sawridge, was renamed Slave Lake in 1923. It was wiped out by a flood in the 1930s, and was subsequently moved to its current location. It was incorporated…
Firefighters storytelling

Firefighters Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl from the Lesser Slave Lake Fire service reading books to children at the Rotary Club of Slave lake public Library on July 31.

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Robin-Lee Vance says she has always been an avid reader. Several of her jobs over the years involved books and reading. Vance says when she first went to work full time, she worked in bookstores in…

Ergete Ferede and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute Entrepreneurship remains a vital source of innovation, which helps grow economies and provide employment opportunities for Albertans. Unfortunately, several recent studies have found fewer businesses are being started in Alberta (and Canada…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar I just returned from my birthplace of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The city is as beautiful as I remember, although not keeping up with its brand as “City of Bridges.” Maybe change to something like “City of Parks.”…

Wildfire risk reduction is a serious business, that a lot of us don’t take very seriously until we have a close call. We’ll make some effort for a while after that – trim back some of our conifer trees, rake…

There’s something to every point of view. There’s also quite a lot to be said for considering a range of views on any subject, so as to arrive at a more balanced perspective. Take the tourism situation in the Lesser…

On July 29 the Slave Lake Muslim Society held a fundraising barbecue at the Slave Lake Al Ameen Mosque, to support the Slave Lake Food Bank. After it was over, Ali Mouallem presented Barb Courtorielle of the Slave Lake Native…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “Six-hundred thirty-eight downloads,” says Sheila Willis. That’s her answer to the question: ‘How’s your History Check app coming along?’ History Check, as some will already know, is a smart phone application that facilitates tours of northern…
Trouble in paradise: rough road deters campers

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things could be a lot worse for the Anchor Inn Resort at the west end of Fawcett Lake. Their seasonal camping spots are 100 per cent subscribed by a solid clientele of folks who know how…