And the winners are……!

Citizen of the Year Winning the 2016 Citizen of the Year award this year was TinaMarie Ritter (left), whose nominator cited her outstanding efforts over the past year (and before) on behalf of the Girl Guides. The list of other…
No local improvement levy for 5th and 5th NE

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake has a plan to do pavement and sidewalks on a worn-out, ‘L’-shaped piece of 5th St. and 5th Ave. NE this year. The question before council at its April 18 meeting…
What’s new with the brew: local beer maker going bigger

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘What kind of a brewer doesn’t have beer?’ That’s a question (rhetorical) that has been heard around town from grumpy customers of Slave Lake’s Dog Island Brewing Co. The answer is a small-capacity producer, whose product…
Crafts and cookies

While parents shopped around at the All Seasons Market last weekend, youngsters were able to decorate Easter-themed sugar cookies.
The Page

By now all that nice April snow has probably disappeared. But as this was being written, it was still coming down, the roof in the Slave Lake Plaza was leaking like a sieve and the people who had just changed…
Who we are, what we are doing and why

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It’s spring! Well it was spring and then winter came back, but spring will resurface… It always does. Regardless of the weather missing the ‘it’s spring’ memo, the birds got it. American robin, Slate-coloured…
Back by popular demand: a library story walk

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is planning another ‘book walk’ for next month. Manager Lana Gutowski says the library is bringing it back because the last one had such a good response. “As…
Film crew riding along on fire calls

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Something you don’t see every day is a highway crash scene where half the firefighters are filming the other half doing the work. Or a house fire – such as the one on 8th St. NE…
Puppet show

C.J. Schurter students had the chance to learn interesting facts and historical tidbits last week during a puppet show. Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, artistic and founding director of WP Puppet Theatre in Calgary came to town to put on ‘Pig in a…
LSL Regional Arts Council keeping busy

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted one of its ladies craft nights earlier this month. Ladies were able to create their own traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs also known as ‘pysanka.’ “I think it…
Pysanka!

The Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted a ladies craft night on April 13th and attendees created their own traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs such as the ones pictured above. 
Work on balance this week with ‘easy pose’

Camille Gatto in easy pose. Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader “Despite the name, this isn’t an easy or comfortable pose for most adults,” says Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga. “The way we have become accustomed to slouching into…
Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman took time off politics last week and put his knowledge to the test in the E.G. Wahlstrom ‘Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ competition. Warman made it through the first couple rounds but eventually…
Boom!

Ball hockey for kids kicked off last week in Slave Lake, running Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.