Leader shows up down south

Well what do you know, some very light-skinned folks on the waterfront in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. And what’s that they’re holding? It’s a copy of the Lakeside Leader! That paper really gets around. Thanks to Murray and Debbie Kerik (that’s…
Curling champions crowned

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader In Slave Lake Curling Club playoff action last week, both the Mixed and Men’s leagues were able to establish winners of the 2017/18 curling season. Taking the Mixed title was the Ribs squad, comprised…
Distractions looking for a new owner

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Kimberly Hughes and Bonnie Anderson are looking for prospective buyers to take over their store Distractions, located at 110-1104 Main Street Southwest Slave Lake. The two purchased the store seven years ago, but worked in the…
Pick your personal pearl at the Sea Gems Oyster Bar

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Sea Gems Oyster Bar is an outfit in Slave Lake that may sound like an eatery, but isn’t. It’s what Mary Anne Bingley calls her home-based business in cultured pearls. She likes jewelry, loves pearls and…
Mary Giroux closing in on 100

Mary Giroux is turning 100 years old on April 6. We’re not sure if that makes her the oldest resident of Slave Lake, but she probably is. It makes her a few months younger than Vera McConaghy of Smith, who…
Wrestling wraps with fun tourney

Callie Hermanson Lakeside leader Roland Michener Secondary School held a wrestling house tournament Friday, March 16, in the Senior gym. The tournament is the wrestling team’s year-end wrap-up, where all the wrestlers on the team compete against each other in…
Atoms at Rogers Place

Members of the Slave Lake Atom ‘A’ Thunder salute the crowd at Rogers Place on March 17. The Thunder were invited to take part in a ‘shoot-out’ between periods at an Edmonton Oil Kings game on that day. Coach Al…
Down and out

The old forestry warehouse at Main Street and 6th Ave. NE in Slave Lake is no longer standing. Press Secretary Haley Brown with the Alberta Government said the building is zoned C1 and could no longer be used in its…
A winner in 2018

The winner in this year’s Lakeside Leader Easter Colouring Contest is four-year-old Jaxton Colbourne of Slave Lake. His name was drawn out of over 50 participants, whose entries can be seen in the Leader window. Congratulations!
Pysanka time

If it’s Easter time, somebody somewhere is making Ukrainian Easter eggs. Several ladies were doing exactly that last Friday at a Pysanka-decorating ladies’ night held by the Regional Arts council.
Signs of spring

Searching for signs of spring last week, we found the following: two swans (or maybe snow geese) out on the lake near the pumphouse. Just out of the photo to the left were three Canada Geese. This was on March…
The Landon Persson Memorial Fund

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently made a $2,000 donation to the Friends For Learning Society. It was in recognition of the work Friends For Learning members did at the Ice Breaker banquet last August. Presenting the donation are (left…
Women’s Day brunch brings back goals and dreams

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society held its annual ‘Brunch with the Girls’ event on March 11. It was in support of International Women’s Day on March 8. The event was held at TA’s Asian Grill and Steakhouse…
Off to the Winter Games

Slave Lake town council handed out some swag and got their photo taken with several local members of Team Alberta North on March 13. The athletes, coaches and mission staff members left for Hay River and Fort Smith NT this…
Brooms & Brew Bonspiel

Congratulations to the 2018 Brooms & Brew Bonspiel Champions! The “River Rats” (seen here: Pat Brunner, Doug Kubel, Todd Whitby, Bill Bittorf) defeated the “Sweeping Beauties” in the final.
Winners in Whitecourt

Followers of last year’s successful Slave Lake Bantam team probably know four of its members played ‘AA’ hockey in Whitecourt this year in the Northern Alberta Hockey League. Here they are in a photo supplied by Joey Mouallem, following the…