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Checking out the humans

Amela Daw and her daughter Inara Daw cuddle with Joey the cat during the Animal Rescue Committee’s Adoption Day event last Saturday.

The Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake is $2,000 better off after a recent donation from the Landon Persson Memorial Fund. Pictured at the new ARC animal shelter on Birch Rd. are several members of ARC and of reps from…
Roland Michener School band students

Several Roland Michener School band students were sent to participate in the U of A Provincial Honour Band, consisting of 194 students from across the province. They were conducted by Dr. Angela Schroeder from the U of A and Rüdiger…
Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for 2017

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The 2018 Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards gala is in the history books and many businesses and individuals were honoured. In total 11 awards were handed out during the proceedings on…
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…
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…
Celebrating the Olympics, CJ Schurter-style!

Slave Lake area High Prairie School Division trustees Ali Mouallem, left and Joy McGregor pose in front of the ‘Olympic Torch’ in the CJ Schurter School gym. This was during the school’s Feb. 16 Olympic activity day. Curtis Wong takes…
Latest Stage North show funny, entertaining

On a stage near you Kyle Swift takes a turn as guest conductor for Christopher Hall and the Strathcona String Quartet at the Feb. 18 Stage North show at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. Kyle was one of two…
Wrapping up Frost Fest 2018

If we’re going to have a long winter, we might as well celebrate it Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Jillian Shepherd, who shepherds town staff and volunteers through the process of organizing the annual Frost Fest celebration, provided The Leader with…
Job well done!

Kal Tire took home the Business of the Year Award at the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards gala on Feb. 24 at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre. Kal Tire was nominated for their…
Think pink

Pink Shirt Day is February 28. We know this because last week all these folks showed up at The Leader office to thank the local forest products mills for supporting Pink Shirt Day. Vanderwell, West Fraser and Tolko pooled their…
Frost Fest 2018

First ever Fur Trade Frenzy draws 92 people to Boreal Centre Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation took part in the 2018 Frost Fest by hosting the Fur Trade Frenzy. It all took place on Feb.…
Frost Fest 2018

Bouncy castles and games mark the kickoff of 2018 Frost Fest Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Frost Fest 2018 kicked off with the ever-popular children’s carnival as well as the teen and adult carnival. Town of Slave Lake program co-ordinator Jill…
100 and counting

Noted centenarian Vera McConaghy of Smith dropped by Smith School recently to help students and staff celebrate the completion of 100 days of school this school year. She’s pictured, on the left, chatting with students from Kindergarten to Grade 3…
Fun, fun, fun!

Snooping around at the various Frost Fest events last week, your Leader photographer stumbled on this colourful scene, at the Wonderland Playground in the Sawridge Plaza Mall.

Winners of the Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association Super Bowl pool were rounded up last week and presented with their cheques. The two who showed up to have their photo taken were Sherry Halbert, left ($100) and Lynn Goodman, right…