Mushrooms and folklore

For most people, seeing mushrooms in an arc or circle isn’t anything to write home about. But for folklore lovers it sure is a sight to see. A fairy ring (also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring, or…
Quack quack

The winners of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake duck drop contest popped by the Leader last week to get their picture taken. Local Rotarian Harry Bartlett (left) handed out the winnings; Lisa Russell (centre) collected $1,500 on behalf of…
Lebanese mayor visits ‘the Kab Elias of Canada’

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Kab Elias, a city of about 60,000 in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, is home to many of the Mouallems of Slave Lake. Lots of other Mouallems too – one of whom is Jihad Mouallem, the…
Thanks for supporting Gilwood

Orville Mercer was the lucky winner of the Gilwood Golf Club 50/50 raffle last week. The raffle was very close to a sell-out, says club executive member Joyce Robinson, who is pictured presenting Mercer with his $4,950 winners’ cheque.  
Helping out in B.C.

Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl of the Slave Lake Regional Fire Service survey the scene of a wildfire near Williams Lake B.C. Two four-person crews from the regional service have been dispatched to assist. Says fire chief Jamie Coutts: “(We)…
Busy times at the Smith Library

Leader staff Lots has been happening at the Smith Community Library, and librarian Ruth Reay was good enough to share the news with us last week. For example, those pretty banners now hanging from light posts in downtown Smith? Painted…
2017 Riverboat Daze celebration marked as successful

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Well it’s no secret that the 2017 Slave Lake Riverboat Daze festival was one of the better ones in recent years. Between the children’s carnival, an old-fashioned community block party and bringing back the sand sculpture…
Magician stuns kids at Library magic show

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brian Lehr brought his comedic magic act to Slave Lake last week on July 12. Lehr entertained kiddies and their parents with tricks inside the lobby at the Government Centre Building. Lehr’s show is part of…
More help for the Stollery

The Slave Lake ATB continues its campaign to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this time with the help of the Royal Canadian Legion. That’s Legion President Beth McDonald on the right, presenting a cheque of $558 to ATB reps Maricel…
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…
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…