The latest conquests of the Slave Lake Sharks

Leader staff A handful of firsts and an armload of personal best times (PBs) came out of the Slave Lake Sharks’ latest foray into competitive swimming. This time it was on July 29 in Peace River at a meet hosted…
Faster!

Something you don’t see every day is a paddle-boarder towing people on a floatie device. But whatever works! It’s just one of a lot of fun things happening on or around the big lake this summer.  
Town projects rolling along

Sidewalks, paving, water lines, etc. Leader staff Various Town of Slave Lake projects have been moving along . It’s been so long since there was a council meeting we thought we’d check in to see how things are going. The…
Pillar of the community, Stella Boisvert passes at age 89

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Longtime Slave Lake resident Stella Boisvert passed away on July 30 after a short battle with illness. She was a few months shy of her 90th birthday. Boisvert – born in 1928 to Widewater residents Paul…
Intentionally lit fire sends residents into a frenzy

Leader Staff Thompson Landing apartment residents were in for a surprise last weekend when the building had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on the second floor. We hear from sources that the incident is under investigation; however…
Locals helping Slave Lake Food Bank

Ali (l) and Moe (r) Mouallem of Alimos Pizza presented Maryann Bigley from the Slave Lake Food Bank with a $400 donation last week. Ali told The Leader that the funds were raised from restaurant sales. Moe and Rima Mouallem…
Goodnight

The sights one sees when they put down their phones are incredible, including sunsets such as the one above. The Leader was lucky enough to get this picture sent to us by a local who says she makes it a…
Kids learn ins and outs of footy at British soccer camp

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Kids were having a blast learning new skills at the 2017 British Soccer Camp that was happening last week over at the Northern Lakes College sports field in Slave Lake. Challenger Sports hosted the week-long camp…
Arts Council busy planning new workshops, events

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Despite having to cancel its annual YOUNG@ART summer camps, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) has two sets of workshops coming up next month for local kids and youths. “We will be offering bark…
The Lakeside Leader summer garden series

First edition The weather sure has been unpredictable lately and many gardens are reaping the wrath of harsh winds, cold rain and even hail. You wouldn’t know it though at Karen Vanderwell’s yard, her flowers (pictured above) seem to be…
Shoot that thing!

The Slave Lake Rod and Gun Club hosted another of its 3D archery shoots last weekend. Andrew Shupac told The Leader the event had a good turnout and ‘perfect weather.’ “We will be having a field shoot in August,” he…
Slave Lake steps up for B.C. wildfire victims

Grilling for B.C. Rotarians Srini Jayaraman, Justine Ricard and Tracey Crain work the grill at the Rotary Club’s fundraiser on July 21 for B.C. fire victims. A second foodie-fundraiser was held the next day for the same cause. Local Rotartians…
Local kids having a blast at Summer Splash

This just in from Jill Shepherd, Town of Slave Lake community program co-ordinator: summer programs are going swell! “Summer Splash is going really well, we do have space left in the remaining weeks but are starting to fill up,” she…
Misfitz, Blue Jays slowpitch champs

Good fit for Misfitz The Franklin Parts Misfitz are the 2017 Slave Lake Slopitch League ‘A’ champions, after a victory Sunday over the Swingers. The Misfitz line-up included Jared Franklin, Audrey Ghostkeeper, Bobby Sinclair, Michelle Holmes, Jenna Kubel, Jackie White,…
Wabasca-Desmarais students attend WIP Conference

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Student mentors from Mistassiniy School in Wabasca-Desmarais travelled 3,727.6 km down to Toronto, Ont., earlier this month to attend the World Indigenous Peoples Conference (WIPCE). Curtis Walty, communications co-ordinator for Northland School Division (NSD) No. 61…