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Swing and a miss

Austin Hay of the Slave Lake Midget Heat swings at a pitch in a Southshore Men’s League baseball game on June 21 against the visiting Whitefish Giants. Whitefish was leading the game when the rain came and will get the…

Leader staff Last week the Town of Slave Lake got the jump on municipal election season, launching what it calls its ‘marketing strategy’ for the Oct. 16 vote. “Residents who are thinking about running in the upcoming election are encouraged…
Getting fancy!

Fancy dancer Nikosis Isadore performs for spectators at the National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21st in Slave Lake. The event highlighted Métis and Indigenous culture. The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre hosted its event at the local multi-recreational centre…
Pawsitive contribution

Monika Butler has been selling a health product for pets and doing so well at it that she won a donation from the manufacturer. The product is Medi-Paws and #1 from every bottle of it sold across Canada during the…
Mishap on tracks east of town

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Details were sketchy, but something happened on Sunday or early Monday morning (June 12) that damaged the track on the east edge of Slave Lake. Repairs were in full swing when The Leader passed by. According…
ACA hosts annual ‘Kids Can Catch’ fishing day event

Rainy weather conditions didn’t stop local kids from casting their rods into Lesser Slave River last Friday. Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers were also on the scene teaching safe-angling tips and about fish conservation. This fisherwoman was all smiles when…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s summer swim team, the Sharks are having a pretty good season so far. We reported on some of the results from the swim meet the club hosted on June 3. Since then we received further information…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Playing in Edmonton on the June 10 weekend, Slave Lake’s Bantam ‘AA’ Heat baseball team won twice on the Saturday, then missed their Sunday game because it was rained out. Game one was against the tough…
58th annual Widewater Sports Days works out just fine

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Despite a dire weather forecast, the 58th annual (give or take) Widewater Sports Days went off very well, Mother Nature co-operating all the way. Chief organizer Harry Bartlett of the Widewater Athletic Association says the five-team…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Most taxpayers probably breathed a sigh of relief that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s spring budget didn’t include any headline-grabbing tax hikes, such as increases in income taxes or business taxes. Rumoured new taxes on health…

Kelli Sharkey Alberta Health Services Cooling off in the pool, being out in the water in a boat or other watercraft, spending time at the beach – these are all summertime activities we look forward to. Now’s the time to…

Nobina Robinson Glenn Feltham Troy Media We are on the verge of another pivotal moment in Canada’s infrastructure history – one that will reshape our economy. But we need next-generation talent to build that infrastructure. Canada’s economy is inextricably linked…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The things we used to do when we were kids! One of the long forgotten memories resurfaced June 12 during a visit from author Cecile Gannon, author of The Cream Can Romance. Among her many…