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The thing about disasters is you never know what the next one is going to be. Chances are it won’t be the same or even similar to the last one, but you never know. Fire? Flood? Dangerous goods spill during…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Local Greg Oslund is stuck in Pattaya City, Thailand after having a stroke which has left him partially paralyzed and with infection. Family friend, Mike Scott, told us here at The Leader that Oslund works in…
Misfitz, Blue Jays slowpitch champs

Good fit for Misfitz The Franklin Parts Misfitz are the 2017 Slave Lake Slopitch League ‘A’ champions, after a victory Sunday over the Swingers. The Misfitz line-up included Jared Franklin, Audrey Ghostkeeper, Bobby Sinclair, Michelle Holmes, Jenna Kubel, Jackie White,…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is joining in with other libraries across Canada by hosting the TD Summer Reading Club. Former library manager Lana Gutowski gave The Leader a rundown on the program…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For those snowbirds that travel to the United States for a significant portion of each year, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding US tax for Canadian residents. An individual…
Wabasca-Desmarais students attend WIP Conference

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Student mentors from Mistassiniy School in Wabasca-Desmarais travelled 3,727.6 km down to Toronto, Ont., earlier this month to attend the World Indigenous Peoples Conference (WIPCE). Curtis Walty, communications co-ordinator for Northland School Division (NSD) No. 61…
Flower power

Ted and Dianne Cofer invited The Leader over to take pictures of their backyard oasis last week for our 2017 summer garden feature series. If interested, contact Katrina at 780-849-4380 to have your vegetables, fruits and flowers featured.  

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If anyone knows about misbehaving dogs, it’s this Leader reporter, whose beagle gets into everything and anything. It’s hard to get your dog to act the way you’d like, especially if there aren’t any bigwig training…
Did he beat the throw?

Luke Macaulay of the Slave Lake Dirt Bags reaches first base just ahead of the throw in a Wednesday night Southshore Men’s Baseball League playoff game against the Wabasca Blue Jays. But he was called out by the umpire for…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says you can build strength and increase your range of motion with this week’s hybrid variation of chair pose and pigeon pose. “If your balance feels off, you…
Clobber that thing!

Erin Dahlgren of the D’Lanne Orange Sox takes a bead on a Jared Franklin pitch in Slave Lake Slowpitch League action last week. Franklin’s Misfitz ended up winning by an 18 – 14 score. Playoffs are supposed to take place…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader If you run a daycare out of your home there are few things that you should be aware of to make your personal tax return filing and issuance of receipts to clients easier.…
Senior Open!

Karen Pearson tees off in the Gilwood Senior Open. Several hours later…. manger Tom Tippin presents trophies to winners Roger Cheechoo (74), left, and Bert Durgan (85).  

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Bantam ‘AA’ Heat ventured down south this past weekend and left with a 0 – 4 record. Kevin Campbell, assistant coach, says Game 1 on Saturday morning was against the Camrose Cougars. “The…
‘Historical highs’ in plywood business, says new mill manager

‘We’re always hiring!’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One comment you hear a lot these days goes something like: ‘The forest industry is keeping the local economy from collapsing altogether.’ That may be over-simplifying the matter – for one thing because…
Group paddles down Athabasca to River Rats Festival

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Keepers of the Athabasca hosted the first of its ‘Flowing into Right Relationship’ workshop series earlier this month. We’re told by Keepers’ communications co-ordinator Jule Asterisk that around 50 people participated in the three-day-long trek down…