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Brooklyn Shirley playing a donut game at Summer Splash day camp on Wednesday, July 25.
Leader Summer Garden Features

Ted and Dianne Cofer’s beautiful backyard. To have your garden featured call Callie at 780-849-4380. White cucumber in Ted Cofer’s greenhouse.   Pretty little pink petunia.   Beautiful wagon set-up, featuring some vibrant pink petunas.   Buzz Buzz; says the…

Information isn’t helpful, says HPSD Superintendent Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For what it’s worth, the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of schools in Alberta is out. In the opinion of most school administrator types, it isn’t worth much. One of those…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Look for those annoying gaps in the sidewalks next to railway crossings in Slave Lake to be fixed this week. Or maybe next. That’s the word from Town of Slave Lake CAO Brian Vance, who sounded…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The digital age has brought wonderful advances in technology from the cell phone, to personal tablets and information conglomerated on the “cloud,” however, along with these technological enhancements many of us have picked…
‘It should be cleaned up soon’

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader One of the clauses of Murphy’s Law has to do with the likelihood of something being cleared up by the time the newspaper story on it comes out. Notwithstanding that, here’s what Alberta Parks had to…
Black tomatoes? Really?

Yes, really. Ted and Dianne Cofer are growing them in their backyard garden in Slave Lake. It’s just one of the unusual and interesting spots – not to mention pretty – that Leader reporter Callie Hermanson has been turning up…
Homemade and unique dolls for children of all ages

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Ruthie Jo’s has been attending the Downtown Fridays Farmers Market in Slave Lake since it started this summer. Owner Ruth Penner says she started out sewing a variety of items to sell at farmers market, such…
Locals help girl get to U.S. college to play hockey

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Community member Debra Strickland’ s granddaughter, gets the opportunity of a lifetime as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Katrina Robinson will be attending Adrian College in Michigan on a hockey scholarship. Robinson…

Submitted On July 3rd we postponed men’s night to July 5 due to potential thunder storms. We didn’t have as many golfers out; however we did have 38 participants. Our game for the evening was a two-man net Stableford point…

Leader staff A first-timer won the Gilwood Men’s Open on July 14 and 15, while the Ladies’ champ was a familiar face. Ryan Coish of Fort McMurray took the Men’s side with a 152 total over 36 holes. Connie Schultz…
Why adult birds stick around longer and migrate later

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Last week I wrote about how the juvenile birds embark on their fall migration before their parents. This week I want to write a little bit about what delays the parents from leaving at…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader When moving to another country it is important to consider tax obligations that you may still have in Canada. An emigrant (for personal income tax purposes) is an individual who leaves Canada to…
Southshore Mens League playoffs underway

Cardinals win Cody Sinclair of the Slave Lake Cardinals fouls one off against Whitefish in Game 2 of their semi-final series in Slave Lake on July 18. The Cardinals won Game 1 on July 16 by a 3 – 1…
Growing with Rotary

The International Rotary Club president for Earth Day decided to sponsor planting one tree per member per club worldwide. The Slave Lake Club planted 16 trees in the Southwest park, and worldwide 1.2 million trees were planted. Pictured are Rotary…