Ceremonial snip

You might wonder what’s so special about a little paving project that it would induce M.D. council to go to the trouble of cutting a ribbon in a rain shower. It might have something to do with the saga of…
New memorabilia at the Legion

Visitors to the Slave Lake Legion will notice a few new items in the display case, including a pair of army boots. The local cadets brought them back as a souvenir from a their trip to Vimy Ridge in the…
Blue vs. Red

Blue vs. Red (you’ll have to take our word for it) in a slave Lake Summer Rec League semi-final game on Sept. 7. Blue won, and went on to win the final.  
Numbers down in minor hockey: decisions to be made

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s looking as if there won’t be enough kids registered in the older age groups of minor hockey this season to make two teams. At least that was the indication a week or two ago when…
A nice little week at the migration monitoring station

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a nice little week; fairly sunny, warm and most importantly, calm. We’ve seen increased numbers of birds migrating overhead now that the air is still, including the first few flocks of…
For the women’s shelter

Singing for a good cause Edmonton country music artist Andrea Nixon (with accompanist Cody Mack) was in town last week as part of a tour she’s doing to support women’s shelters around the province. Her performance was in conjunction with…
Smith Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo 2017

Chalk up another success for the folks at SHARA, for this year’s edition of the Smith/Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo. It’s a huge effort for a small community of volunteers, but somehow they managed to pull it off. “It was…
Happy grads

A round of applause is in order for the ladies pictured above; this group recently graduated from a 12-week business administrative program taught at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre by Patsy Erickson and Pamela Mineault of AccData Computer Systems…
Local mason jar decorating biz open and ready for orders

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Who would have thought that an American would end up here in Slave Lake and open a homemade decorative Mason jar business? Kate Stamp, of Stamp of Approval didn’t, but here she is; almost a month…
Still burning

Fire 107 – thought to have pretty much died down – woke up earlier this month and grew a bit bigger. It is located northeast of Chipewyan Lake in the extreme northeast of the Slave Lake district. Still listed as…
Main St. north waterline replacement given green light

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Work on the new waterline (actually lines) on the north end of Main St. in Slave Lake and along Tamarack Road should be starting any day. Town council gave it the final thumbs’ up at its…