Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for 2017

Business Awards The entire staff present that evening came up and accepted the award but no speech was given. According to the program, Slave Lake Dental was nominated based on their attention to detail and striving to improve the experience…

Is Slave Lake underexposed? Promoters of tourism certainly think it is. There’s big potential in this region, they say, and they may be right. But how exactly to go about ‘branding’ an area so that when people sit down to…
Help for 4-H

Slave Lake’s Northern Lights 4-H Club is sending out a big ‘thank you’ to Mac Tools rep Rod Klenk, of Toolbox Solutions. Recently Klenk helped out the club’s small engine program with a donation of hand tools, which according to…
Mamma mia!

The Kinuso School hosted its ninth annual Italian dinner at the School on Feb. 26. Teacher Grant Ferguson says this was a fundraiser for the school’s athletics. Those that attended got treated to spaghetti with meat sauce, lasagna, pizza, garlic…

Things are developing quickly in the minor hockey world, and as usual we aren’t quite keeping up. We do know the Midget/Bantam Girls’ team lost out in the first round of league playoffs in Chetwynd B.C. on the last weekend…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Region Tourism Society is a group made up of local business and individuals focused on growing and marketing tourism in the area. Slave Lake mayor Tyler Warman updated the Slave Lake and District…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake If you haven’t read my first two columns on this issue you should go read them first. They can be found on the Town’s website. If you have been following social media over the…

Here it is March already and we don’t have nearly enough nominations for Slave Lake’s two big volunteer awards – Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer. The awards are presented during National Volunteer Week, on April 19. The deadline…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Canadian Red Cross is looking for people to be either personal disaster assistance volunteers or emergency response team volunteers. With that in mind, Red Cross, Slave Lake FCSS and fire services held a disaster management…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce will now be shifting its focus to the Outdoor Adventure Trade Show. Chamber president Francesca Giroux told members that since the business excellence awards gala is done, full…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Spiral of Life cancer support group in Smith has been going on since about 1998. It was started by the late Karen Willis, who was going through treatment for cancer at the time. According to…
Fire services report for the M.D.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Regional fire chief Jamie Coutts made more or less the same annual report to M.D. council last week as he’d presented to town council in Slave Lake the week prior. One thing that was different was…

Feb. 28, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Update from Community Futures Council heard that Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake surpassed its lending goals for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Ten loans were issued, for a value of $574,000. Forty-one loans…
It’s everywhere!

That’s right folks, Slave Lake’s community newspaper has a talent for showing up in the unlikeliest of places, and here’s another photo to prove it. The view is from the top of a Mayan temple in the Yucatan region of…

Mat Program gets funding for another month Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Slave Lake residents were able to hear the results of the rural homelessness report live from the person who did research. University of Calgary faculty member Anne Marie McLaughlin…

The local (Slave Lake) branch of the Alberta Trappers Association hosted a trapping Demo Day on February 24 at the old Slave Lake fire hall. There were several demonstrations that included AJ Callbeck skinning a timber wolf as pictured here.…

Submitted by Patti Campsall Terry Kristoff contacted me earlier in February with concerns about the waterline construction taking place by his house. The planned route was in close proximity to a well-used eagles nest between his house and the MD…