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The Oilmen’s fun shoot took place at the Slave Lake gun range on Saturday.
New speciality fireworks store up and running

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader What goes best with summer (aside from crisp lemonade and blue skies)? Fireworks, of course! Luckily for Slave Lake and area, there is now a store that specializes in fireworks right in town. It’s called Uncle…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Bantam Heat will know this week what tier they continue playing in. Based on their performance over the first few weeks of the season, it’ll likely be at or near the top, since they…

The Slave Lake Mosquito Heat 2 came up big in the Pembina League season-ending tournament on Saturday at Sinclair Fields in Slave Lake. Undefeated in round robin, they squeaked by Westlock 8 – 7 in the semi-final and then defeated…
Down by the river

Sometimes it’s so pretty down by the river you can almost forget that 24 hours earlier it was cold, grey, raining and blowing a gale. If you don’t like the weather in northern Alberta, as the saying goes, wait 10…
Canada Day events in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Residents and visitors in the area will have several Canada Day events to choose from when making plans for Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. They include celebrations in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith. Starting…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake bylaw that deals with such things as bad behaviour and unsightly yards is being amended. Council gave first and second readings last week to the new bylaw in an attempt to…
Taxi program gets a boost

Royal LePage Realty donated $1,500 last week to the Town Of Slave Lake for the FCSS Taxi program. The program provides vouchers that allow eligible residents to take a taxi to any in-town program for free and was going to…
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…