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Eye catching curb appeal ideas that won’t break your budget this spring Julie Brandle For the Lakeside Leader How Important is Curb Appeal You Ask? Most Buyers today look at photos/videos online first and then drive by the home, if…
Big bash planned this year for Widewater Sports Days

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The area’s longest-running sports festival goes again this year at Widewater, June 9 – 11. Known since 1959 as Widewater Sports Days, it features men’s baseball and mixed slowpitch tournaments, along with other entertaining and fun…
Soccer supporters

Pitching in to help minor soccer was the Landon Persson Memorial fund, with a donation of $1,000. Presenting the donation are Lacey Gramlich and Coralee Persson, with their kids Madison, Bree, Parker and Logan. Accepting for minor soccer is Tasha…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Business Support Network hosted its 11th meeting last week. Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre (SLNFC) Executive Director Jamie Linington spoke about local homelessness and the SLNFC’s efforts to eradicate rural homelessness. “We’re behind…
And the winners are……!

Citizen of the Year Winning the 2016 Citizen of the Year award this year was TinaMarie Ritter (left), whose nominator cited her outstanding efforts over the past year (and before) on behalf of the Girl Guides. The list of other…
No local improvement levy for 5th and 5th NE

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake has a plan to do pavement and sidewalks on a worn-out, ‘L’-shaped piece of 5th St. and 5th Ave. NE this year. The question before council at its April 18 meeting…
What’s new with the brew: local beer maker going bigger

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘What kind of a brewer doesn’t have beer?’ That’s a question (rhetorical) that has been heard around town from grumpy customers of Slave Lake’s Dog Island Brewing Co. The answer is a small-capacity producer, whose product…
Crafts and cookies

While parents shopped around at the All Seasons Market last weekend, youngsters were able to decorate Easter-themed sugar cookies.

To the Editor: Vietnam War veteran John Kerry’s testimony before the Senate foreign relations committee, April 22, 1971 should be required reading for Justin Trudeau. I suggest it should be required reading as well for anyone who agrees with Trudeau’s…

To the Editor: Last week, Prime Minister Trudeau tabled Bill C-46, his new legislation to legalize marijuana and repeated the claim that he wants to keep pot out of the hands of kids. Let’s be clear, Prime Minister Trudeau’s plan…

To the Editor: Re: Science is not about consensus: it’s about observable facts, by Kevin Avram on the Aprl 12 Lakeside Leader Letters page: How observable are the increased floods, more powerful fires, extreme winds and shifting biological zones around…
The Page

By now all that nice April snow has probably disappeared. But as this was being written, it was still coming down, the roof in the Slave Lake Plaza was leaking like a sieve and the people who had just changed…
Who we are, what we are doing and why

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It’s spring! Well it was spring and then winter came back, but spring will resurface… It always does. Regardless of the weather missing the ‘it’s spring’ memo, the birds got it. American robin, Slate-coloured…

Slave Lake Provincial court April 19, 2017 Judge J.A. Watson presiding Maninder Saran appeared in court and pled guilty to three charges, including one count of assault with a weapon, one count of being in possession of a weapon, and…