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Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader According to Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga, ‘savasana’ is another pose that looks easy, but in reality is one of the more harder ones because it asks you to slow down and to…

Library in the midst of creating adult workshops Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library just brought a new recruit on board, her name is Suzanne Wilson and she is the new program co-ordinator. “This…
A nice little week at the migration monitoring station

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a nice little week; fairly sunny, warm and most importantly, calm. We’ve seen increased numbers of birds migrating overhead now that the air is still, including the first few flocks of…
Happy grads

A round of applause is in order for the ladies pictured above; this group recently graduated from a 12-week business administrative program taught at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre by Patsy Erickson and Pamela Mineault of AccData Computer Systems…

The one day it rains in two weeks happens to be the day of the fall fair in Smith. The same thing happened last year and the year before that. Or was that some other year? But it was fairly…

From the High Prairie South Peace News Lawrence Marvel ‘Skipper’ Villeneuve was born in Smith, Alberta on Aug. 13, 1941. He passed away on Marinduque Island in the Philippines on Aug. 2, 2017 at the age of 75 years. ‘Skip’…

Slave Lake Provincial Court September 6, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jean P. Netowastanum appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and tendered a plea of guilt to two charges, including one count of breaching…
Local mason jar decorating biz open and ready for orders

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Who would have thought that an American would end up here in Slave Lake and open a homemade decorative Mason jar business? Kate Stamp, of Stamp of Approval didn’t, but here she is; almost a month…

Colin Craig, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Every Canadian should reflect on four words Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently shared at a conference in Banff. After describing how she had heard about several oil and gas companies cancelling their multi-billion dollar projects…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Healthy school lunches and snacks give children and youth energy and the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. Without healthy food, children may feel tired, have difficulty concentrating and may not have the…

Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre Troy Media Canadians can be excused for looking with longing at the American job market. Labour markets are one of the most important components of Canada’s economy, through which we allocate one of our most…

Leader Staff To meet increased demand for late-season camping, the province is adding three new late-season options. Crimson Lake campground and Moonshine Lake campground will now be open until Oct. 31st, 2017. Brand new year-round comfort cabins have also been…

Himalayan balsam is a nice-looking ornamental plant, but it tends to escape from flower beds and take over large swaths of land, especially along water courses, crowding out native species of plants. That’s why it is considered both noxious and…