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Lots sprouting up in new AHS community garden

The Leader popped by the Alberta Health Services community garden last week and spotted some hard-working ladies from Northern Haven Support Society planting vegetables in their plot. This is the ‘community plot’ in the garden. Once it grows a little…
Oilmen’s shoot draws nine teams

The Slave Lake Petroleum Association held its annual fun trap shooting tournament on Saturday, with nine teams of five members each competing. It featured traps (above) and sporting clays events, as well as a ‘50/50 shoot.’ According to Scott Iverson…
Stage North season preview: more than before!

Len Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader Stage North opens its season on lucky Friday, October 13th with the Nova Scotian roots/rock band Port Cities. These up-and-coming newcomers have recently opened for Joel Plaskett and the Sheepdogs. Over the summer they…
Willy-nilly through the bush in search of warblers

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Last week I mentioned how we were doing point counts throughout the provincial park this summer but I didn’t go into much detail. Back in 2010 we took a map of the park and…

Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Lesser Slave Lake is a resilient region that I have called home for many years. I continue to be thankful for the chance to represent the hard-working, community-minded people I call friends and…

Arnold Viersen Member of Parliament Peace River – Westlock I’m thrilled to join all Canadians in celebrating the best country in the world on its 150th birthday! For all Canadians, Canada Day is a much-anticipated national holiday, and a welcome…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader “Contrary to the title, the head doesn’t touch the knee,” says Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga. “Begin seated on your mat, legs out in front of you. Lengthen your spine and sit on…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Littering might not seem like a huge issue to some, considering the recent terrorist attacks and political problems happening around the world as of late. However, here in a small town such as Slave Lake, I…

As everybody knows, what the law allows and forbids is one thing; what people actually do is another. One glaring example is the distracted driving law. Everybody knows you’re supposed to keep your eyes on the road and your hands…

Canoe trip from Smith to Athabasca Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca is set to host the first of its ‘Flowing into Right Relationship’ paddling and workshop series from June 29th – July 1st. The canoeing adventure will…
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Things could always be worse. For example, you could live in Red Deer, and have trees blowing over on your car. Something like that happened to somebody connected to somebody at The Leader office. * * * * * Here’s…

Slave Lake Provincial Court June 21, 2017 Judge D.R. Shynkar presiding The matter with Joshaua Ferguson was the first one to be resolved when Ferguson pled guilty to impaired driving. On May 7, 2017 police noticed a vehicle being driven…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader It is important to determine whether an individual working for you is an employee or self-employed (i.e. sub-contractor), as this affects an individual’s entitlement to Employment Insurance (EI). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)…
Kickstarting a climbing wall

C.J. Schurter vice-principal Brian Hay (centre) accepted $12,500 from Slave Lake Canadian Tire owner John Cryan (left) and wife Nancie (right) last week. The funds came from Canadian Tire’s Kickstart program and will be put towards building a climbing wall…