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In hockey you have the defending champion – that’s like the party in power. Trying to replace the champ is the opposition – much like the Opposition party or parties in politics. Like hockey, politics can get dirty. There are…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Aug. 15, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Size matters in waterline The town’s Main St. North waterline replacement project is “well into the engineering phase,” reported CAO Brian Vance. Mayor Tyler Warman had a question: With the M.D. just recently…
Slave Lake Parent Link moving into old family care clinic

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake Parent Link began renovations inside its new base at the old family care clinic earlier in August. According to Chris Brown, Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator, Parent Link and the TOSL have partnered…

Police have charged two people in the death of 21-year-old Nicole Robar, whose body was recovered from the Lesser Slave Lake River on Saturday, August 5, 2017. One is a 34-year-old man from Slave Lake; the other a 27-year-old from…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Speed limits could soon be the same in all County of Big Lakes hamlets, which would mean a reduction in some. County council gave the first two readings to a bylaw that would make…

Leader staff Something was bound to give in the world of wildfires, and in the second week of August it did, with a string of starts across the northern part of Alberta. As of Monday, Aug. 14, eight fires were…
Hay! What’s up?

Crops are looking good where there isn’t too much water, if you can get at them.

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s yoga stance is called ‘crow pose’ and Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says it isn’t for everyone and to be careful if you have wrist issues. “Please don’t do this pose…

Making an impact in the community Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It helps to have friends in high places. Also – in the case of Pastor Peggy Yetman of Slave Lake’s Wesleyan Church – in places like Fredericton, New Brunswick. Last…
Nice weather for weekend soccer tournament

Footy Last weekend’s soccer tournament in Slave Lake had a fairly good turnout when The Leader popped by to snap some action shots. Keep your eyes peeled in an upcoming edition for the results.
Colour Rush 5km Powder Run happening this weekend

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Colour Rush 5km Power Run is happening at the Sinclair Ball Diamonds in Slave Lake on Aug. 19th with proceeds going to the Slave Lake Childcare Society. Here’s everything you need to know, according to…
Bantams win silver in ‘AA’ provincials

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Bantam ‘AA’ Heat had a good run at the Tier I provincial baseball championships in Strathmore on the August long weekend. They fell one game short of the championship, losing to Provost in the…
Juniors defy odds, bring home provincial gold

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Junior baseball team is king of the hill provincially, after defying the odds, playing great baseball and winning the Junior provincial championship in Edmonton on the August long weekend. Made up about two thirds…
Politicans talk with Slave Lake FCSS and agencies about services

Local agencies share thoughts Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services along with Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services came to town and chatted with local agencies last week. The Leader had the…
Regional Arts Council looking for board members, volunteers

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has an opening its in board says secretary Megan McNeil. “Our treasurer recently resigned and we would like to fill the spot,” she says. “It’s a volunteer position…
The Lakeside Leader summer garden series

Third edition Wildflowers Not all flowers need to be grown in a bed; these ones for instance sprouted up along side 6th Ave. SE. Interested in being featured in the next edition? Contact Katrina at 780-849-4380 or via email katrina.owens@dcmail.ca.…