Intentionally lit fire sends residents into a frenzy

Leader Staff Thompson Landing apartment residents were in for a surprise last weekend when the building had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on the second floor. We hear from sources that the incident is under investigation; however…

Unfortunately, it has been another slow week at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. Not many birds have been seen actively migrating and even fewer have been banded. We partly blame the poor weather again, but even the nicer days…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Sharks recently headed over to High Prairie on July 22nd for a swim meet and came back with a few personal best times and other good standings, as follows: Grace Auger – nine/10…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from head coach Cody Stasow, of the Slave Lake Heat Junior Heat: “It looks like we passed Innisfail to secure the number two seed in the six-team provincial tournament going on next weekend.”…
The champs!

The Slave Lake men’s league baseball championship final ended on July 28th with the Dirt Bags defeating the Cardinals by a score of 4 – 3. Pictured in the top row (l. to r.) are Craig Dombrosky, Brett Morton, Luke…
Locals helping Slave Lake Food Bank

Ali (l) and Moe (r) Mouallem of Alimos Pizza presented Maryann Bigley from the Slave Lake Food Bank with a $400 donation last week. Ali told The Leader that the funds were raised from restaurant sales. Moe and Rima Mouallem…

‘Mandy’ is looking for her forever home. She is a one-year-old female and has a fee of $185 that includes her spay certificate and shots. Call 780-849-3225 for more information.  
Goodnight

The sights one sees when they put down their phones are incredible, including sunsets such as the one above. The Leader was lucky enough to get this picture sent to us by a local who says she makes it a…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County council is concerned about the possible closure by Canada Post of rural post offices. Accordingly, council approved at its June 28 meeting a recommendation to support a request from the Canadian…
Kids learn ins and outs of footy at British soccer camp

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kids were having a blast learning new skills at the 2017 British Soccer Camp that was happening last week over at the Northern Lakes College sports field in Slave Lake. Challenger Sports hosted the week-long camp…
Arts Council busy planning new workshops, events

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Despite having to cancel its annual YOUNG@ART summer camps, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has two sets of workshops coming up next month for local kids and youths. “We will be offering bark…
The Lakeside Leader summer garden series

First edition The weather sure has been unpredictable lately and many gardens are reaping the wrath of harsh winds, cold rain and even hail. You wouldn’t know it though at Karen Vanderwell’s yard, her flowers (pictured above) seem to be…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kendra Mcree, the new regional manager of the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library, Smith Library and Flatbush Library, chatted with your Leader reporter last week and told us about how she’s finding the new…
Shoot that thing!

The Slave Lake Rod and Gun Club hosted another of its 3D archery shoots last weekend. Andrew Shupac told The Leader the event had a good turnout and ‘perfect weather.’ “We will be having a field shoot in August,” he…

You sure have to give it up to the Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake (ARC), it’s always taking in more animals than it should and always ready to help. We heard that this week a cluster of kitties had…