Taking a good crack at it

Luke MacAulay of the Slave Lake Dirt Bags launches one high and deep (but not deep enough) in a Southshore Men’s League baseball game against the Slave Lake Cardinals on Friday night, June 22. The Dirt Bags ended up shutting…
This just in….

This just in…. as of June 21 the Riverboat Daze parade route had changed again. This is the latest, as provided on that date by the Chamber of Commerce.
Kinosayo Museum shows off years of local history

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On June 18 and 19 the Kinosayo Museum in Kinuso held its annual museum days event. Over the two days, the museum saw over 10 school groups from around the area as well as many locals.…

Honourable Christina Gray Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal Last year’s gas-and-dash fatality in Thorsby reminded us all that gas theft is a serious danger in both urban and rural settings. As Albertans, our hearts break when…

Faye Furdyk Alberta Health Services The first module of Healthcare 101 – a new online information series – is now available to help people who live in Alberta better understand their health system. The first module, Healthcare Basics for Albertans,…

Councillor Julie Brandle For Mayor Tyler Warman My name is Julie Brandle and I am a Town Councillor and also the Chair of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority (LSLRHA). Mayor Warman, allowed me to hijack his Mayor’s Blog…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express The U.S. is radically divided along political, economic, social and racial lines and while Donald Trump didn’t create these divisions, like most leaders with totalitarian leanings, he instinctively knows how to broaden the chasm to…

The op/ed department at The Leader is like Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers fame, in the episode with the German guests. Fawlty is determined and keeps saying to his staff, ‘Don’t mention the war!’ But the temptation is too great…

“Start walking now,” begins a Canadian Geographic article on ‘The Great Trail,’ “and you’d finish sometime in 2020.” That’s assuming you don’t take time off for hip or knee surgery, get mauled by a bear or get fed up with…

This item was intended for an earlier edition of The Leader, but we held off, hoping for a photo to go along with it, that never materialized. So, better late than never…. The fundraiser at the Slave Lake Legion for…
I’d love to stay and chat, but…

This little fella – probably a chipping sparrow – was inside The Leader office and trying to get out when we arrived at work last Wednesday morning. At this point, it’s looking at the open door and thinking about making…

Leader staff The driver of a gravel truck who was pretty much out of his mind on booze will not be jeopardizing any lives on the highway for a while. Thanks to a call from somebody else on the road,…
Outreach school graduates 17

The Class of 2018 was a particularly large one for the Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake. Sixteen students successfully completed their high school studies and were celebrated at a June 15 ceremony. Jed Finney receiving his diploma Friday night…

Town of Slave Lake council notebook June 19 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Movement on the CN front Town manager Brian Vance reported that the sidewalk damage at two CN Rail crossings in town should be fixed soon. He’d been on…