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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s not unusual for there to be signs of construction in and around the Big Fish Bay resort on the edge of Slave Lake. But since being taken over by Willie Driedger & co. a couple…
One for the scrapbook

Graduate Marie Calves takes a selfie on her cellphone with St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Principal Angie White. Calves and her classmates celebrated a milestone in their young lives on Saturday, June 2 as they graduated high school.
Suddenly, way too much water

Washout cause highway closures Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader According to 511 Alberta, Highways 2 and 88 were closed by washouts and overland flooding on the morning of Wednesday, June 13. In the case of the two spots on Hwy. 2…

Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman Troy Media In a stunning turn in an already unprecedented saga, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced last week that the federal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5…
Garage sale/barbecue fundraiser

The Northern Lights 4H Club held a garage sale/barbecue fundraiser at the old fire hall in Slave Lake on June 2. With the help of Nalco-Champion and the generosity of many area residents, the event was “a huge success,” according…
Walking for friendship

The Slave Lake Friendship Centre held its annual ‘Day of Friendship Walk’ on Friday, June 1, with board members, employees, friends and supporters walking to the beat of drums from the town office to the Friendship Centre, where lunch was…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader   CORRECTION  June 12, 2018:: An earlier version of this story reported that LSLEA (Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance) had dissolved. This is incorrect. LSLEA is a registered society with members from across the…
To all North Country Fair volunteers:

A big thank you to those who roll up their sleeves every year to make the magic happen Submitted In preparation for the celebration of the 40th North Country Fair, we are compiling an archive scrapbook of newspaper clippings and…
Songbird Festival brings them in from all over the continent

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The 23rd annual Songbird Festival took place this year on May 26 and 27, two lovely days with lots of songbirds in them. Saturday’s events included a 6:30 a.m. start with the customary pancake-and-sausage breakfast cooked…

To the Editor: A few years ago, I made a decision that would change my life forever. I was playing by the railway tracks with my friends when I decided to hop onto a moving train. I fell off and…

To the Editor: I remember living in Slave Lake and the people who made an impact on me. Good people including Gladys Pearson. When I think of Gladys, What does come to mind, A delightful lady Just one of a…

Colin Craig Canadian Taxpayers Federation The federal government has struggled for years with routine managerial functions, such as paying its employees the right amount of money each pay period. Oddly enough, on the day the federal government announced it was…
Busted!

Monica Edwards was one of those arrested and thrown in the slammer on June 1 in the Friends for Learning Society Jail and Bail fundraiser. She was charged with ‘too much crossfit’ and her bail was set at $100. How…

The champs The team of Josh Courtorielle (left) and Aaron van Hoek (right) won the inaugural Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament at Spruce Point on May 27. Their winning four-fish weight was 28.52 lbs. Presenting the cheque are tournament organizers…
Meanwhile, on a soccer pitch near you

Slave Lake’s U10 and U12 minor soccer teams joined forces for a game against a visitor from another town on Saturday, June 2. That was High Prairie, shown above in the blue jerseys. The game was played at the St.…
Boom!

Isaiah Thunder of the team Forever Undecided looks like he’s made up his mind to swing for the fences in a Slave Lake Slo-Pitch League game on May 30 against Pitch Slapped. Thunder’s team won by six or eight runs.…