‘All I want for Christmas is a home!’

The doggie, not Santa! She’s Rita, a pup found by the side of the road and turned over to the Animal Rescue Committee (ARC) of Slave Lake. A husky/shepherd cross, Rita was one of several dogs and even more cats…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Grasshoppers are no longer under control measures by Big Lakes County. However, programs to control coyotes and wild boars will continue. At its Oct. 25 meeting, council approved a recommendation by the Ag Service…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Carol Maitland broke her arm earlier this year. That wasn’t good for various reasons; one was that she couldn’t keep doing the ink drawings she loved so much and had gotten quite good at. “It’s called…
Ho, ho, ho!

Volunteer firefighter Kyle Paulson says one day he woke up with the urge to do something and this Santa and reindeer on top of the training tower by the Slave Lake fire hall is the result. “I just want to…
Midgets nip Whitecourt 7 – 6

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget Thunder hockey team traveled to Whitecourt on Saturday and escaped with their fourth win of the regular season – 7 – 6. Although they outshot Whitecourt by a fairly wide margin, the Thunder…
Parent Link centre launched

Slave Lake’s Parent Link centre has been open in its new location for some time, but it needed an official ‘christening,’ and that happened on Nov. 10, when Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee attended, cut the ribbon and made…
Kicking off the Christmas season in style

How things looked at the marshalling area in the Travelodge parking lot, at about 6:20 p.m. The blazing fire in Citizen’s Park was a nice touch and a popular place while folks waited for the parade to arrive. Slave Lake…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Judy Spilak is the owner of a brand new house in Edmonton’s Cameron Heights neighbourhood. It came her way via a winning ticket in the Caritas Dream Lottery, a fundraiser for three Edmonton hospitals. “I had…
The Page

Oops! Almost forgot about Page 9 this week. The thing about a page like this is if you start it early in the week, adding tidbits to it as the week goes along, by the time Friday morning rolls around…