All Stories

Author visits

Newly elected Edmonton city councillor and author Aaron Paquette made an appearance in Slave Lake last month. Community members listened to Paquette read a chapter from his young adult novel Lightfinder. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library program…
Happy Halloween

Mario and Luigi made an appearance in Slave Lake last weekend during the Town’s Halloween party. See Page 12 and 13 for more pictures.  
Scary theme continues in Regional Arts Council events

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted its first annual ‘Zombie Fun Run’ earlier this month. The Leader hears from RAC secretary Megan McNeil that RAC has marked the day as a success and…
Good start to the concert season for Stage North

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Around 160 people turned out to the opening show of the new Stage North concert series at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Oct. 13 to hear the trio called ‘Port Cities.’ Slave Lake’s own…
2017 RCMP Regimental Ball

Officers and community members gathered at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre last weekend for the RCMP Regimental Ball hosted by Slave Lake Victim Services. Pictured above is Sgt. Marlene Brown toasting with one of the bag pipers.  …
High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…
Regional Arts Council hosts first annual zombie fun run

Ahhh…they’re alive! Jule Asterisk (front right) leads her fellow dead runners along the path in Schurter Park on Saturday, Oct 14 in the first annual five kilometre zombie fun run hosted by the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council. Here…
SL Ford puts out the challenge

SL Ford is again leading a campaign to support the local food bank this month. Owner Doug Babiy says last year’s ‘We Scare Hunger’ effort was very successful, collecting nearly 5,400 lbs. of food, the most of any participating Ford…
Orange Shirt Day

Staff and students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Slave Lake honoured victims of residential schools late last month. The Leader was invited to attend the morning ceremony where traditional drummers performed and local Stan Isadore spoke about…
CJS gets climbing wall

C.J. Schurter Elementary School teacher Bonnie Oar (front left) and educational assistant Alex Pickering (front right) pose with students Connor Beauchamp and Khloe Vasquez in front of the newly installed rock climbing wall inside the school’s gymnasium. The funds for…
Roland Michener awards students for academic achievements

One hundred and forty-six Roland Michener Secondary School students were recognized for their academic achievements last week. The Leader was told the kids received awards for top marks in each course, honour roll, honour roll with distinction and citizenship. We…
First catch of the night

Families gathered at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) over the weekend for an evening full of crafts, games and activities. Attendees (including The Leader) were even lucky enough to get an up-close glimpse at a saw-whet owl. Pictured…
Cheer and good times at the Stage North Oktoberfest

Submitted You might never to get to Germany for Oktoberfest, so Stage North is bringing Oktoberfest to you! As you enjoy some old timey polkas and lively dance music by The Diamonds, feast on a late night lunch of bratwurst,…
Dog park celebrates one year

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Landon Persson Memorial Off-leash Dog Park celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. The Leader chatted briefly with Slave Lake Dog Park Society director Rebecca King about how the park is doing since opening its gates…
Smile!

Slave Lake’s Tim Hortons was full of smiles last week – both real and ones made out of fondant and frosting. Your Leader reporter was on the scene and found out from owners that our town came third out of…