The first of 2018

Aurora-Eve Mutch became Slave Lake’s New Year’s Baby for 2018, being the first one born in the Slave Lake Health Care Centre. She was born at 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 4, to mom Daylean Mutch and dad Harley Mutch of…
Year in Review (2017)

January The lead story of the first 2017 edition of the Lakeside Leader had to do with town council voting against the approval of a back-yard poultry experiment. It was one of those rare issues that split council right down…
Christmas Bird Count turns up a few that refuse to migrate

Submitted The Christmas Bird Count is an annual citizen science project completed all over North America on one day between December 14 and January 5. Groups from over 2,000 localities traverse their given zone with binoculars and clipboard in hand…
Helping out

The Route 88 Rods and Customs car club donated $600 to the Slave Lake Army Cadets. The money was raised through the club car show and drive-in theatre held earlier this year. This was one of seven cheques handed out…
Dance on

The Route 88 Rods and Customs car club donated $600 to the Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society. The money was raised through the club car show and drive-in theatre held earlier this year. This was one of seven cheques handed…
Baskets of Love

Customers and friends of Whitecap Chev Buick GMC contributed many items in support of the Northern Haven Support Society’s emergency women’s shelter last month. They were put together, wrapped up and presented to Tracy Leggett, left, of Northern Haven on…
SL Ford helps out

If you see SL Ford staff wearing blue jeans on a Friday, it means they’ve had to pay for the privilege. Last month the money collected in the ‘Blue Jeans Fund’ was donated to the Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary for…
Junior prospects

The Junior ‘B’ prospects game held on Dec. 28 in Slave Lake was a lively though not that well attended scrimmage between teams wearing the jerseys of the former local Jr. ‘B’ team, the Wolves. About half the players are…
Incidents over the holidays

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service responded to a variety of calls over Christmas, including a Christmas Day rollover on Hwy. 2 near the turnoff to Smith. Fire chief Jamie Coutts says although it looks bad, both occupants of…
Cold enough for ya?

C..c…c.. c.. cold! The region was an ice box last week, and here is how it looked at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, looking south along Main St. in Slave Lake into the sun, which was just about…
The facts and figures at the food bank: donations welcome!

December usually the busiest time of the year Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader December is proving to be a busy time of year for the Slave Lake Food Bank with many donations, orders and partnerships. Food Bank Volunteer Cathy Lacouvee said…
Fire department, RCMP recognize Hometown Heroes

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service and the RCMP honoured several people who went well beyond what’s normally expected to help the firefighters, the police or a fellow citizen. In one case, a whole…
Parent Link santa

Talia Mouallem, 2, sits on Santa Claus’ lap during his visit to the Slave Lake Parent-Link Centre on Dec. 15. She brought a craft that has Santa’s likeness with her to show him.