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Massage your kidneys this week

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Despite all the rain we’ve been getting lately, Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga has suggested ‘sunbird pose’ as this week’s yoga stretch. “From hands and knees, bring your awareness to your core by…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express You know you are in enlightened and progressive company when an item of clothing personifies a group’s political and social views. Few things can articulate profound, social ideology better than a polo shirt or pair…

Who wants to be thinking about October in the middle of July? Not many, but Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman said a week ago that he hopes some people are thinking about it, because the municipal elections are coming up…

Riverboat Daze 2017 is in the rearview mirror, but people are still talking about it. It was a bit of a gamble for the Chamber of Commerce organizers, changing the format the way they did. But oh boy did it…
Long-distance cyclists pass through, have a shower

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Two cyclists from Michigan pulled into Slave Lake recently, just in time to get their picture taken by a roving reporter. Austin Healy and David Bere have been on the road for 13 months, Bere says,…

July 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader No thanks on signs As much as the M.D. may agree with the message and intent in a couple of lakeshore sign proposals, it prefers not to take on more work and more…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are happening in the world of horses around here and some of the people involved think it deserves more exposure. So after being urged to look into it, The Leader called around last week to…
Bombs away

The Slave Lake Bantam ‘AA’ Heat started their Tier I round of play with a cracking 12 – 5 win against Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday. A highlight of the game was catcher William Chemago’s big two-run homer in the fifth…
Men’s league action

The Slave Lake Midget Heat and the Slave Lake Dirt Bags dueled in Southshore Men’s Baseball League game on July 6 at Charity Park in Slave Lake, with the Bags winning by a 12 – 2 score.  
Heat split a pair against league-leading SJP Jays

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Junior Heat of Slave Lake faced a tough South Jasper Place team on Sunday, in a double-header at Charity Park in Slave Lake. SJP was in first place in the ‘AAA’ league, and they’re not…
Shining faces, rosy futures: a glimpse at the RMS grads

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Roland Michener Senior Secondary School dispatched 69 graduates into the post-high school world on June 30. The Leader was there and took some photos, just one of which found a place in the July 4 edition…

“It is important to recognize those who make quiet contributions to our communities and I wanted to use my position as an elected Senator to work with each of Alberta’s communities to find exceptional individuals.” That’s Alberta Senator Doug Black,…
Local boutique gets into balloon biz

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you find yourself looking for different helium, foil or latex balloon arrangements, local boutique Grateful Heart can help out. “We’ve been in the balloon business for probably about a year now,” says Grateful Heart manager…
Kinuso Canada Day – Rodeo Parade Winners

Here are your Canada Day rodeo parade winners from Kinuso, courtesy of Chris Clegg at the High Prairie South Peace News Horses – Youth 1. True Grit [Smith]. 2. Riley Brown. Horses – Adult 1. Ed Bowers – Peavine Inn…