UCP field down to six

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader “Were all on the same team,” said candidate Juliette Noskey, at the United Conservative Party (UCP) candidates’ forum in Slave Lake last week. “But we need a captain and I want to be that captain.” Noskey…
Tie a purple ribbon….

November is family violence awareness month, so Northern Haven Support Society workers Samantha Chaulk and Tracy Leggett are hanging ribbons to raise awareness about it.
Minor hockey report: Midgets, Bantams Pee Wees all win

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget 1 boys’ hockey team finished its tiering schedule on Saturday with a shellacking of the visiting Wabasca Eagles. The teams likely won’t be seeing much of each other in the regular season. The…
Slave Lake Kodiaks win Ice Breaker Tournament

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s women’s hockey team, the Kodiaks, hosted teams from out of town on the Oct. 20 weekend for the Ice Breaker tournament. Eight teams took part: the Peace River Sharks, Grovedale Vipers, Grimshaw Hustlers, Taylor…
Cardboard boat races!

Grade 8 students from Roland Michener School went to the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre on Thursday, October 25 to participate in cardboard boat races for their science unit on buoyancy. The boats were quite buoyant…. until they sank! Engy Mekawi…
Remember when?

The archives at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library in Slave Lake is collecting historical photos and other documents of Slave Lake and area, and occasionally submitting an example to The Leader for publication. This one, donated to…
Construction pace picks up with change in weather

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The reconstruction of 5th Ave. NW in Slave Lake has been getting on people’s nerves for a variety of reasons. One is that it has been dragging on longer than expected. But last week, thanks to…
Swimming with pumpkins?

Caleb and Nathan Douillard ham it up in the second annual ‘Pumpkin Swim’ at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake on Sunday.
Some Hallowe’en Laughs

Welcome to clean Hallowe’en Jokes! Q: How did the little Scottish dog feel when he went past the haunted house? A: Terrier-fied! Q: Did you hear about the haunted house with a basement full of old women? A: It was…
Farewell potluck party

On Friday, October 12 the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) threw a farewell potluck party for three dedicated and talented staff members who are moving on from the LSLBO to start some new adventures. Although they aren’t leaving Slave…
Primerica

On October 18, Primerica Financial Services held its grand opening. The business is located on 3rd Ave Slave Lake (right beside Jack Pine Dental Hygiene). Primerica is a Main Street Company for Main Street North America, their mission is to…
Halloween Ready!

Slave Lake residents on 4th street NE are all geared up and ready for a spooktacular Halloween as they have filled their lawn with decorations.  
Senior artists

On Friday, October 5, paint pouring artist Carol Maitland held a seniors paint class at Vanderwell Heritage Place. Seven seniors attended the class and had a blast learning how to become paint pouring artists themselves.
Alberta Support and ERT’s annual training held in Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On October 17 Alberta Support and Emergency Response Team’s (ASERT) annual training exercise was held in Slave Lake this year. ASERT is the environmental emergency response team whose members are deployed to respond to incidents such…
John Middelkoop UCP Nomination Candidate for Lesser Slave Lake

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On October 2 yet another United Conservative Party (UCP) nomination candidate was announced for the Lesser Slave Lake constituency- John Middelkoop. Middelkoop grew up just outside of Westlock and graduated from Kings University in 1994. He…
A warm weathered autumn has made for a high wildfire danger!

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The wildfire danger is high for the Slave Lake Forest Area. Wildfire Information Officer Tanis Blocka says there is rain forecasted for the Slave Lake Forest Area which could cause a downgrade in the hazard level,…