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Vera McConaghy of Smith Alberta turns 100 this month

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The world was a very different place when Vera Duval was born. For one thing, ‘Slave Lake’ wouldn’t exist for another three or four years, and wouldn’t move to its current site for another 18 years.…
2017 wildfire season wraps up with a big grass burn

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Nobody knew it at the time, but last week’s hazard-reduction burn in the meadows north of Slave Lake was the last of the season. Approximately 110 of the targeted 150 hectares of heavy, dry grass went…
Scary!

SL Ford’s ‘We Scare Hunger’ program was working so well, any report on the total pounds of food collected for the Slave Lake food bank is going to be obsolete by the time it is reported – but here’s what…
S.L.I.P.-ing into the season

Winter arrived with a bang last week, and while most of us were complaining about it, Leonard LeBlanc of the Slave Lake Ice Patrol (S.L.I.P.) was out preparing outdoor ice surfaces for another great season of skating. Pictured is Len…
A bit of a mystery

Does this couple look familiar? If so, Cheryl Sheldon would like to hear from you. Cheryl says the photo was in her mother’s belongings and she’d like to pass it on to family members of the pictured couple. If you…

Zoe Lightening-Fillion (left) and Montana Ross (right) represented Roland Michener Secondary School at cross country running provincials last week. The Leader hears Ross finished 87th in the province and Lightening-Fillion finished 105th.  

Oct. 23, 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Small businesses matter Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services and MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, attended the Oct. 23rd Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce meeting to discuss the importance of small…

Unconventional delivery methods are okay in curling, as Leard Robertson demonstrates in a mixed league game at the Slave Lake Curling Club last week. Play in all three leagues has started, and club president Tyson Nehring says there’s definitely room…
Anchors away

Grade 8 science students from Roland Michener were able to test out their buoyancy knowledge last week at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. Pictured are the kids racing cardboard boats in the pool.
Big success for 1st Smith Scouts

The joint was jumping in Smith on Oct. 21, for the annual dinner and silent auction in support of the 1st Smith Scouts. Michelle called The Leader recently and told us over 70 businesses and families made donations and over…
Halloween activities in Slave Lake

Girls (or rather zombies) from Dance Creations gave a thrilling performance at Screamfest last Saturday at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake, hosted by the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council. Pumpkin bowling at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation.…
Halloween happenings in Slave Lake

Boo! Kids (and even some parents) got in the festive spirit last week and dressed up for the Town’s annual Halloween bash during the October All Season’s Market at the Slave Lake MRC. Pictured above are a few of the…
All sworn in

Town council, flanked by Provincial Court Judge William Paul and RCMP Sgt. Marlene Brown: back row, l. to r: Paul, Brice Ferguson, Julie Brandle, Darin Busk, Joy McGregor, Brown. Front row: Shawn Gramlich, Tyler Warman, Rebecca King.