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Touched by tragedy, 40th annual still a great show

Smith-Hondo Fall Fair & Rodeo Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The 40th annual Smith-Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo stood out for a number of reasons; one of them was a plane crash tragedy that took the life of a local man.…
Sawridge First Nation celebrates constitution’s 10th

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In 2009, Sawridge First Nation implemented a constitution which removed the need for federal law on the reserve. It was one of the first First Nations in Canada to draft and ratify a constitution. Kapawe’no First…

And that’s just one of several fall events Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader We hear from Kimberly Hughes of the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce a candidates’ forum will definitely be organized for some time this election season. It’s…
Loon River First Nation’s Treaty Days

Loon River First Nation hosted Treaty Days August 14 to 16. It opened with a parade and grand entry on Wednesday and ended with a traditional feast on Friday, followed by a talent show. On Wednesday, there was an elders’…
Beautiful Gardens of 2019

A bit farther afield. Garden number six is in Broken Paddle by Fawcett Lake. The subdivision northeast of Smith is off the East Fawcett Road. Ann Lande and her husband retired there five years ago. If you would like your…
Slave Lake and area Muslims celebrate ‘greater’ Eid

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader There are two Eid (Islamic festival) celebrations in the Muslim calendar. The timing is dependant on the Muslim lunar calendar. On Sunday August 11, the Slave Lake Muslim Society Mosque hosted a Eid al-Adha celebration. Mohamad…