Fire creates weather systems and black rain

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On May 30, fire 069, formerly known as the Maria Lake fire, built its own weather system, John MacDonald, McMillan Fire Complex incident commander says. The heat and ash formed clouds and created a thunder storm.…
Filewich/Manning win Dahlgren Memorial

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader According to a contestant at the Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament this tournament had two positive unique features. The first was meals. The second was all children at the final award ceremony received a goody bag…
Seniors’ Week: pancakes, piano concerts and powwow dancers

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The town, various seniors organizations and the Friendship Centre organized events for Seniors’ Week June 3 to 7. On Monday, there was a pancake breakfast at the Pioneer Drop-in Centre. Followed by a powwow dancing performance…
TKD students get tested!

Slave Lake’s AB Taekwondo Club students did belt testing on June 4 and 5. On Tuesday, 48 students aged seven-plus tested at the MRC field house. These were ranked from white to green belt. On Wednesday, 20 early skills and…
Going home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week was a week of returns. High Level evacuees – after a couple of weeks away – were allowed to go home on June 2. On June 4, the evacuation order for Marten Beach was…
Ice Breaker event to feature ex-Oiler great Coffey

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Back in the glory years of the Edmonton Oilers there were so many players putting up huge numbers it made a person’s head spin. One of them was defenceman Paul Coffey. Though he played in the…
RMS Spring Showcase band concert has a few surprises

Leader staff The Roland Michener School band program put on its Spring Showcase on June 4, with three different bands performing under the direction of teacher Ellen Criss. Back for a special guest performance was 2018 RMS graduate Jordan Nahamko,…