Leader Summer Garden Feature

Vintage bicycle filled with pretty purple petunias. Little yellow bug hiding in the leaves. Rustic decor on the front steps of the Ball’s house. Yum! homegrown strawberries Vintage chair nestled in the ferns. Hand-painted mailbox   Dawneen and Rick Ball’s…
Golf camp for youngsters

Thomas Spencer is back at it this year, running a golf camp for youngsters at Gilwood Golf Club. Photo is from July 31, supplied by Gilwood manager Tom Tippin.
In for the silver

The ‘B’ side champs for the 2018 slowpitch season in Slave Lake are the team from the West Fraser veneer mill, who call themselves ‘Pitches Be Crazy.’
Slowpitch wraps up

The Slave Lake slowpitch league capped off its 2018 season with a tournament on the July 28 weekend. Coming out on top of the ‘A’ side were the Swingers. Back row, l. to r. – Taylor Riddoch, Kirk Ruecker, Nick…
The unbeatables

The Slave Lake Dirt Bags are the Southshore Men’s Baseball League champions for the second year in a row. They beat the Slave Lake Cardinals two games to none in the best-of-three final. In the second game, on July 30,…
Smoke drifts in; lightning starts fires up north

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Recent rain has brought relief to the wildfire danger bringing the alert up to high Leah Lovequist, the Wildfire Information Officer for the Slave Lake Forest area, says Lightning sparked seven new wildfires from August 1…
Whitecap celebrates 30 years

Tarek Al-Mais, Jack Dewald and Tanya Parada serving up burgers on a hot and sunny July 27 for a free BBQ in celebration of the Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC 30th anniversary.
Pet of the Week

Kit-Kat is a two and-a-half -year- old female domestic cat she is spayed and has all her shots. Kit-Kat lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Kit-Kat is a sweet girl who loves to play but enjoys a good snuggle.…
Remember when…

The original community at the east end of Lesser Slave Lake, called Sawridge, was renamed Slave Lake in 1923. It was wiped out by a flood in the 1930s, and was subsequently moved to its current location. It was incorporated…
Firefighters storytelling

Firefighters Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl from the Lesser Slave Lake Fire service reading books to children at the Rotary Club of Slave lake public Library on July 31.
Trouble in paradise: rough road deters campers

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things could be a lot worse for the Anchor Inn Resort at the west end of Fawcett Lake. Their seasonal camping spots are 100 per cent subscribed by a solid clientele of folks who know how…
What’s with all the birds?

This question is asked every year, when the gulls hang around in large numbers on rooftops in Slave Lake. Mostly they are the Franklin’s gull and it just happens that their habit during moulting is to congregate in places where…
Fun to be had at the Young @ Art Camp

Three young boys eager to sew their fabric birds on Wednesday July 25. Kim Mills teaching children how to sew fabric birds at the Young @ Art Camp at the St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church. Megan McNeil, President of the Lesser…
Come on down!

As reported earlier, the High Prairie School Division is in need of drivers. Advertising that fact and speaking to interested parties last week were bus driver Sheila Dominey (right) and summer student Alana Smears, with a bus, in the Walmart…
Rotary boosts baseball

Slave Lake Minor Baseball received a $10,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Slave Lake last week. The money is for the purchase and installation of a digital scoreboard. Accepting for SLMBA are one coach and players from several age…