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U13 Heat come up a bit short in Tier II provincials

Leader staff Slave Lake’s U13 Heat baseball team capped off a good season by winning two and losing two at the Tier II provincial championship tournament in Sherwood Park on the long weekend. It was the usual scenario – two…
Beautiful Gardens of 2022

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Pat Potvin’s garden is in southwest Slave Lake. The only grass is a small strip mandated by the town in the front yard and a section outside the fence by a walkway that goes behind the house.…

Apparently that very hot day we had near the end of July was an all-time record for that date. And by that of course we mean since records have been kept. We had hotter days in 2021, but they were…

Submitted The Slave Lake RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who allegedly damaged several light fixtures in front of a business in the SW area of town. On Jun. 20, 2022, at 8:56 a.m., the Slave…

Leader staff The fire hazard took a nosedive last week, and it was probably good that it did. Lightning storms that passed through the area over the preceding days had sparked several fires, and the wet, cool weather helped in…

Kate LovsinFor the Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) has launched a new project involving Lesser Slave Lake called ‘Eyes on Slave Lake.’ LSWC has put live-streaming cameras at two locations along Lesser Slave: Joussard and Widewater. Regular…
M.D. of Opportunity  Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Information is from the draft minutes of council’s July 27, 2022 meeting in Sandy Lake. Appointment Council accepted administration’s recommendation and appointed Fay Cardinal to the M.D.’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Her term ends in October…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As of August 2, everyone in Alberta except babies under six-months old can be vaccinated against COVID-19. That day, the province of Alberta started having COVID vaccine appointments for children six months to five years old. The…
Chisholm woman moves from greenhouse to SL store

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Jaylyn Barker, from Chisholm, started a greenhouse recently. It went very well. Now she’s expanded to a store in Slave Lake called – Kick-Ass Treasures and Gifts. Asked why she opened a business, Barker says, “I’ve always…

Brian GiesbrechtTroy Media Sometimes, the significance of a cataclysmic event is not immediately apparent. The bombing of Pearl Harbour was an event that shocked the world. Many realized – even as it was happening – that it would bring America…