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Fledgling gymnastics program reopens

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader After a four-month hiatus, Slave Lake Gymnastic Association will complete its spring classes starting July 13. The group credits still being in business to overwhelming support from the wider community and athletes’ families.In fall 2018, Tasha Albert…
COVID after four and a half months

Active cases leveling out, but new cases increasing Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As of July 2, 2020, COVID-19 has been in Alberta for four and a half months. On July 3, there were four new cases in Big Lakes County. The…
New administrators at High Prairie School Division

Roland Michener, Lakeside Outreach get new vice principals Submitted High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of three new vice principals and one new principal in the division. Additionally, there are two vice principals who have transferred…
Beautiful Gardens 2020

This week’s Beautiful Garden belongs to Stevy Johnson, on 4th St. SW in Slave Lake. At 90, Mrs. Johnson doesn’t have the energy for gardening she once did, but she is doing a pretty good job!
Second Helping under new ownership

Same location, same name, for now Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Ready-to-heat’ meals was the big thing at Second Helping, the Slave Lake business founded and run the past two or three years by Alison Goyette. That and soup lunches with some…
New partner at a Slave Lake clothing store

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Distractions is a clothing and gift store in Slave Lake. It’s been in business for 16 years. For the last 10, Kimberley Hughes has owned it. Starting early June, she has a new partner: Jodi Van Den…
The Page

There’s probably no way to bring up this subject without offending someone, but………….. there are people doing voicemail messages who should not have that job. For that matter, there are people whose job is to answer phones who should be…
Levelling the playing field in local elections

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader Fairer elections! It’s what the Alberta government hopes to attain with Bill 29, the Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, which, if passed, will level the playing field for candidates and increase voter participation. The proposed…
No news on Nanemahoo

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader A few more details surfaced last week on the death of Francis Nanemahoo, whose body was found in Sawridge Creek on June 20. However none of them were from his autopsy or toxicology report. And even when…
RCMP deal with assaults, mischief

Submitted During the week of June 7th– 13th the Slave Lake RCMP received 74 calls to service. Of these, assaults, mischief, and traffic collisions were the most prevalent. The following is a sample of some of these calls: June 10,…
Wabasca man gets three years for manslaughter

Leader staff While COVID-19 has delayed various court appearances, one sentencing which was scheduled for June 26, 2020 actually happened on February 20. Dwayne Simon Beauregard was sentenced to three years for the death of Joelle Cardinal. Beauregard plead guilty…
‘Old fashioned’ baby names in vogue in Alberta

Noah and Olivia top the list Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In 2019, the most popular Albertan baby names were Noah and Olivia, says an Alberta government media release. Liam, Oliver, Ethan and Jack were also popular for boys and Charlotte, Sophia,…
Beekeeping on a small scale near Slave Lake

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Between Slave Lake and Kinuso, there’s a honey sign two roads east of the Swan Hills turnoff. This sign for McLaughlin Apiaries has been up for forty years. The McLaughlins bought the farm down the road in…
Word of the Week Spanish Lesson Week 14

Let’s go! By Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts When asking someone to join us to go somewhere, we usually use the phrase: Let’s go!Vamos (vah-mohs). This means let’s go!. You can use it in the same context as…