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Players going for the puck in the 2017 annual Ice Breaker Hockey Game that happened last weekend in Slave Lake.  
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Fifth edition Local oasis Ted and Dianne Cofer’s backyard looking extra beautiful in bloom. Local kids in the TOSL Summer Splash program are helping hot and thirsty bees out by putting this bee fountain in the AHS community garden.  …
2017 Back to School Colouring Contest winners

A big thank you to all students who entered. The Leader was pleased to hand over 10 book bags (thanks to our local Staples) filled with back-to-school supplies to the winners of our recent colouring contest. Malachi Giesbrecht Grade 6…

After three years of work, History Check mobile aplication set to launch in September Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Most people would not know how many cemeteries are in northern Alberta, but local historian Sheila Willis would; luckily for the rest…

To the Editor: It’s been five years since the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) monopoly passed into history. Even so, according to the Edmonton Journal there are still some who long for the days when western farmers were required by law…

Big wind gusts did some damage at Spruce Point Park on the afternoon of Aug. 24, we hear. Park manager Bruce Parrent said three camping units were damaged by falling trees, and a lot more trees came down, blocking the…

Slave Lake Provincial court August 23, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding The suspect in a robbery that happened at The Source in Slave Lake earlier in 2017 appeared in court via closed circuit TV for his bail hearing. Prosecutor Jordan…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader All sorts of people from all over Canada and the world are helping fight wildfires in British Columbia this year. They include several members of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service, who spent up to…

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Waiting on paving In his CAO report, Brian Vance referred to an item that had come up a week earlier – that of a protruding storm drain fixture at 6th Ave and…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently announced a plan to crack down on “tax planning using private corporations” by closing “loopholes.” Given the chosen wording, you would be forgiven for assuming these were of interest only…

Diella Juneau, RN, MScN Alberta Health Services Maybe you think vaccinations are just for kids, but the fact is you never outgrow the need to keep your shots up to date. It protects not only yourself but also infants and…

Sharon McCarry Troy Media My oldest son came home one day with an excellent idea. Little did we know how it would shape all our lives. In Grade 4, Liam handed me an application to attend Montreal’s Mackay Centre School…
Floating fun, prizes and free food on the river

The River Parade event on Aug. 26 brought out a flotilla of floating craft – some dressed up in a competition for prizes – to the Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake. The event was put on to celebrate the…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Those of us who grew up in a small town have heard the story many times: “I can’t wait to be old enough to get out of this town.” You may think this is particular…

A lot of people got worked up over the total eclipse of the sun earlier this month. ‘Totality’ was the term, and people were saying it in awestruck tones, down there in Oregon, as reported on every television news program.…