MJ Kristoff of the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society leads a Songbird Festival group on a hike called ‘Nature’s Toolkit.’
Record falls at lifting competition

There were some impressive performances at the June 3 powerlifting competition at Champions Fitness in Slave Lake – none more so than Kaeden Ottenbreit’s new Canadian record in the bench press. Twenty-one competitors – about half of them from Slave…
Anglers Cup sponsors

Above, Colton Clements of No Frills is donating food for the rules meeting and awards night. Below, Barrie Deschover of Max Fuels with a $500 donation for the Anglers Cup, which goes this Friday and Saturday
Reach!

Two members of the Slave Lake Sharks reach for the wall in a backstroke event at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Around 160 swimmers from 11 clubs took part in the meet. Results in next week’s Leader.
A taste of Lebanon on the golf course?

Gilwood Golf Course held a successful fundraiser on May 27. It was a tournament with 144 golfers, and ‘hole hosts’ such as Mr. Mike’s, with its Taste of Lebanon booth, complete with people in costumes, Lebanese food and music! Other…
Roll ‘em!

Fire Department and Forestry team members take a turn in the log-rolling event at the logger sports competition in Slave Lake on June 3. It was a full day of activities put on by the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society…
EGW Drama Club hits the stage

Kristine Dana as Willy Wonka in the E.G. Wahlstrom Drama club production of Willy Wonka Kids, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Oompa Loompas Brooke Evernden and Reese McRee in Willy Wonkas Kids, in the matinee performance on June…
Cedar waxwings signal the end of spring migration

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader This past week started off slow, but ended up being fairly steady and was punctuated with a few firsts of the year, one amazing capture and a really awesome sighting. This week was also…
Smith School students show off their leadership

Leader staff Smith School held its annual Leadership Day event on May 27. The Leader was there and took some photos, as well as taking part in a tour of various classroom displays. We’ll let the pictures do the talking…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader If you have a corporation, a shareholders loan is an accumulation of funds paid into and taken out of the corporation by the shareholders over the life of the corporation. For example, if…
High achievers at Whitecap

Several of Whitecap Chev Buick GMC’s techs received recognition recently through the GM Tech Guild Program. According to Jill Gongos of Whitecap, “the Guild Awards are General Motors’ Achievement Awards for courses/tests taken throughout the year as part of the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Shawn Cordeiro is the new bylaw officer at the Town of Slave Lake. He’ll be doing it part time and it will include animal control, but not be limited to that. According to senior peace officer…

Word from down the lake last week was that a salvage company was floating up a truck from the bottom of the lake at the narrows. The vehicle went through and sank sometime during the winter. What we heard (from…
Desperados waiting for a bail

The Friends for Learning Society of Slave Lake held its Jail and Bail fundraiser in the rain last Friday. When The Leader visited, Shawn Gramlich and Bruce Allarie were working their phones hard, trying to drum up bail money.

Dennis Stelmack, the founder of a project he calls ‘ControlAltDelete Climate Change,’ made a presentation to students at St. Mary of the Lake School in Slave Lake on May 29, sponsored by SL Ford. Stelmack talked about climate change and…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 31, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Victor Beaver appeared via closed circuit and pled guilty to a charge of robbery. On the morning of January 21, 2017 at about 5:17 a.m. Beaver entered Mac’s convenience…