Leader staff On July 21 17 Slave Lake Sharks attended the High Prairie Swim Meet. In the boys 14 and under 200 medley relay and the boys 14 and under 200 free relay Dawson Taylor, Colby Cyr, Gryffin Taylor and Ethan…
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…

We live in troubling times. Whether they are actually more dangerous or violent than previous eras is debatable, but the availability of guns probably isn’t. So alienated, angry or just plain crazy people may be choosing random or targeted shootings…
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…

Finding easier, more comfortable ways of doing things is killing us. Slowly, but surely. Small example: remote control channel changers. No need to get up anymore. Result – hours of inactivity. Example #2: smart phones. Same result. Where we had…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Fire lookouts are an integral component of wildfire detection in Alberta. Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist for the Slave Lake Forest Area says a fire lookout is located where visibility is good to detect and report…

County economic development meeting called in Slave Lake Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader Efforts to form a new regional economic development group are proceeding, despite concerns from some members of High Prairie town council. Big Lakes County is the…
Flood debris a safety hazard, says local resident

Leader staff Those logs in the ditch are a safety hazard, says Slave Lake resident Dennis Barton. He’s speaking of the debris scattered in the ditch along Hwy. 2 east of Mooney Creek. It’s been there (or had been there…

Leader staff It probably won’t make much difference on the ground, but Carillion is out of the business of highway maintenance in Alberta. Ontario too, after the company sold out that part of its business to a firm called Emcon…
Rotary helps hockey

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake last week presented a $2,400 donation to Slave Lake Minor Hockey. The money is for SLMHA to buy bumper pads to ‘shrink the rink.’ Accepting on behalf of the association is Melissa Baxter.
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Brooklyn Shirley playing a donut game at Summer Splash day camp on Wednesday, July 25.
Leader Summer Garden Features

Ted and Dianne Cofer’s beautiful backyard. To have your garden featured call Callie at 780-849-4380. White cucumber in Ted Cofer’s greenhouse.   Pretty little pink petunia.   Beautiful wagon set-up, featuring some vibrant pink petunas.   Buzz Buzz; says the…

Information isn’t helpful, says HPSD Superintendent Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For what it’s worth, the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of schools in Alberta is out. In the opinion of most school administrator types, it isn’t worth much. One of those…