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…
They’re off!

Two sleds jump off the line with a spray of snow in the Outlaw Sled Drags event, held on Saturday off Big Fish Bay on Lesser Slave Lake. Put on by the Slave Lake Snow and Mud Association, the drags…
Pet adoption event goes well: lots more needing homes

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Animal Rescue Committee held an adoption event on March 10. This is the second event the committee has held this year, so far. Animal Rescue Committee is a non-for- profit group of volunteers…
Local couple celebrates 60 years together

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader In this day in age, where “Till death do us part” turns into until “our first fight,” one couple has defied those odds with their unwavering love for one another. Bud and Shirley Karst have been…
‘Disney Tropical Cruise’

‘Disney Tropical Cruise’ was the theme of Saturday’s year-end figure skating carnival, put on at the Tervita Arena in Slave Lake by the Lakeside Figure Skating Club. The CanSkate 1 group went all out in dressing up for the theme.…
Town budget calls for a 1.34 per cent tax increase

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council passed what were described as a fairly lean pair of budgets last week – operational and capital. They’ll result in a 1.34 per cent tax increase across the board. Presenting the report,…
Local women speak out against sexual harrassment, assault

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Saturday, March 10, staff members from Northern Haven Support Society travelled to Edmonton to participate in the MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag at the Alberta Legislature building. The MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag…
Midgets, Bantams move on in league playoffs over Wabasca

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget and Bantam boys’ hockey teams advanced in league playoffs on the weekend, winning two straight against their opponents from Wabasca. The Midgets go on to the league final against Edson, who upset Jasper…
Snowmobile group

Last week’s item about the snowmobile group on its way to Alaska that stopped briefly in Slave Lake was a bit on the incomplete side, so here’s another photo and more info. Pictured in the blue suit is Matthew Monaghan…
Hockey fun for charity

Yes, says Melanie Griffith of the Kodiaks, there was some creative scorekeeping going on on March 3, which helped the game end in a 10-10 tie, making a shoot-out necessary. “The Kodiaks definitely won the shoot-out and Megan Melnyczuk (our…
Clothing boutique opening on March 20

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Budget friendly fashion will be making its way to Slave Lake in the next couple of weeks with the grand opening of Jax N Monica’s Boutique. Owne rNiki Bohme said the store will be a mix…
Students helping kids

The Northern Lakes College Student Union was active last week, making donations to two worthy organizations in Slave Lake. Above, Student Union members Trina Genowish, Kenneth Greyeyes and Wynne Loyie present a $150 cheque to manager Sharon Green and the…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Changes to Land-Use Bylaw Council’s first order of business was to hold a public hearing into a proposed bylaw change. This is the one – reported earlier – that incorporates recent changes…
Rotary donates to Mat Program

Slave Lake’s Rotary Club recently responded to a plea for funding from the organizers of the Mat Program homeless shelter with a $5,000 donation. Pictured are Rotary president Lynne Haas and other Rotarians presenting Barb Courtorielle of the Friendship Centre…
Fire guts Canyon Creek home

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Fire trucks sped their way out of town last Tuesday responding to a call of a fire in Canyon Creek. Deputy Fire Chief Alex Pavcek said they received the call around 11:00 a.m. that a house…