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.
The story behind that popular East Indian buffet

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The last Thursday of every month means it is time for the East Indian buffet at the Sawridge Travel Centre Cafe Srini Jayaraman, the Director of Operations of the Sawridge Group of Companies, explained that he…
Little guys having fun

The arenas in Slave Lake were full of little kids playing hockey with small nets on smaller rinks on Saturday. The ‘pre-novice’ age group had the whole place to themselves, with local teams competing against visiting squads from Wabasca, Barrhead,…
Finally!

The Rotary Club’s Grey Cup pool winners’ list is now official. Last week the cheques were handed out, but the only one of the 10 winners to show up for the photo was Jerry Wallsten, right, one of two $500…
Jingle all the way

Eighteen people participated in this year’s Jingle Bell Fun Run on Dec. 3. The 3.2 km run kicked off at the Legacy Centre. The run raised $310 for the North-West United Way Society. The money will go be used toward…
Rams’ wrestlers qualify for Alberta, Arctic Winter Games

Leader staff Several members of the Roland Michener Rams’ wrestling team have qualified for two major tournaments this winter. They accomplished the feat at a Dec. 8 qualifying event in Grande Prairie. Head coach Ian Doetzel says to qualify for…
23rd annual Christmas Bird Count coming up this weekend

Leader staff Hello bird lovers (we know you’re out there). This year’s Christmas Bird Count happens on Saturday, Dec. 16. As usual it’s being organized by the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC), and organizers would like very much for…
Helping a good cause

Residents of Vanderwell Heritage Place in Slave Lake have been collecting toys and food for the Santas Anonymous and food bank programs at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Last Wednesday several of them, along with lodge staff members, posed…
As promised…

The Slave Lake Adult Education Committee (SLAEC) last week presented the proceeds from its Christmas Craft Sale to the people who run Santas Anonymous (SA) and the Slave Lake Food Bank. The donations were evenly split – $2,020 apiece. Making…
Happening in the community

The Abundant Life Worship Centre held their annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 3 at the church. Those that attended enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the fixings. There was also a program for the evening which included reading The Christmas…
Ready for stringing

If making Christmas ‘swag’ was your thing, there was plenty to work with at the Christmas In the Park event at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation on Dec. 9. Including this basin of baubles.
Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce Notebook

Nov. 27 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Seasonal events Chamber President Francesca Giroux provided brief updates to the members on various Chamber programs. Something called the Mini Monster Night Out was an effort to provide an alternate trick-or-treating opportunity for…
Mustache men

The Fourth Liners of the Slave Lake Rec Hockey League were back at it in the month of November, growing mustaches and raising money for the Movember Foundation of Canada. According to organizer Dustin ‘Stache-ow’ Stasow, the team and its…