Busy times at the Smith Library

Leader staff Lots has been happening at the Smith Community Library, and librarian Ruth Reay was good enough to share the news with us last week. For example, those pretty banners now hanging from light posts in downtown Smith? Painted…
2017 Riverboat Daze celebration marked as successful

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Well it’s no secret that the 2017 Slave Lake Riverboat Daze festival was one of the better ones in recent years. Between the children’s carnival, an old-fashioned community block party and bringing back the sand sculpture…
Magician stuns kids at Library magic show

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Brian Lehr brought his comedic magic act to Slave Lake last week on July 12. Lehr entertained kiddies and their parents with tricks inside the lobby at the Government Centre Building. Lehr’s show is part of…
More help for the Stollery

The Slave Lake ATB continues its campaign to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this time with the help of the Royal Canadian Legion. That’s Legion President Beth McDonald on the right, presenting a cheque of $558 to ATB reps Maricel…
Massage your kidneys this week

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Despite all the rain we’ve been getting lately, Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga has suggested ‘sunbird pose’ as this week’s yoga stretch. “From hands and knees, bring your awareness to your core by…
Bombs away

The Slave Lake Bantam ‘AA’ Heat started their Tier I round of play with a cracking 12 – 5 win against Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday. A highlight of the game was catcher William Chemago’s big two-run homer in the fifth…
Men’s league action

The Slave Lake Midget Heat and the Slave Lake Dirt Bags dueled in Southshore Men’s Baseball League game on July 6 at Charity Park in Slave Lake, with the Bags winning by a 12 – 2 score.  
Heat split a pair against league-leading SJP Jays

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Junior Heat of Slave Lake faced a tough South Jasper Place team on Sunday, in a double-header at Charity Park in Slave Lake. SJP was in first place in the ‘AAA’ league, and they’re not…
Shining faces, rosy futures: a glimpse at the RMS grads

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Roland Michener Senior Secondary School dispatched 69 graduates into the post-high school world on June 30. The Leader was there and took some photos, just one of which found a place in the July 4 edition…
Local boutique gets into balloon biz

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you find yourself looking for different helium, foil or latex balloon arrangements, local boutique Grateful Heart can help out. “We’ve been in the balloon business for probably about a year now,” says Grateful Heart manager…
Kinuso Canada Day – Rodeo Parade Winners

Here are your Canada Day rodeo parade winners from Kinuso, courtesy of Chris Clegg at the High Prairie South Peace News Horses – Youth 1. True Grit [Smith]. 2. Riley Brown. Horses – Adult 1. Ed Bowers – Peavine Inn…
Zoning exception request #3: former Husky building

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For a third time in one meeting last week, Slave Lake town council was asked to go against town policy to accommodate a commercial project. In this case it was the wish of an industrial property…
‘Great Trail’ celebration on the river on August 26

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A ‘floating parade’ event is being planned to celebrate Canada’s ‘Great Trail’ (the new name for the Trans Canada Trail) on Aug. 26. The town, M.D. and local trail development group are teaming up to put…
ATV up in smoke

Last Friday evening fire crews were called out to a vehicle fire north of the boat launch in Old Town Slave Lake. According to deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek, nobody was hurt, but the vehicle was completely destroyed. Forest protection…
‘Treatz ‘R Us’ moves across town

Shop owner Dennise McIntyre sits along side pup Oliver who was getting his hair done in the new salon area. McIntyre moved the doggie daycare and grooming service earlier in July to the same location as the soon-to-be open animal…