New speciality fireworks store up and running

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader What goes best with summer (aside from crisp lemonade and blue skies)? Fireworks, of course! Luckily for Slave Lake and area, there is now a store that specializes in fireworks right in town. It’s called Uncle…
Down by the river

Sometimes it’s so pretty down by the river you can almost forget that 24 hours earlier it was cold, grey, raining and blowing a gale. If you don’t like the weather in northern Alberta, as the saying goes, wait 10…
Canada Day events in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Residents and visitors in the area will have several Canada Day events to choose from when making plans for Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. They include celebrations in Slave Lake, Canyon Creek and Smith. Starting…
Taxi program gets a boost

Royal LePage Realty donated $1,500 last week to the Town Of Slave Lake for the FCSS Taxi program. The program provides vouchers that allow eligible residents to take a taxi to any in-town program for free and was going to…
Lots sprouting up in new AHS community garden

The Leader popped by the Alberta Health Services community garden last week and spotted some hard-working ladies from Northern Haven Support Society planting vegetables in their plot. This is the ‘community plot’ in the garden. Once it grows a little…
Oilmen’s shoot draws nine teams

The Slave Lake Petroleum Association held its annual fun trap shooting tournament on Saturday, with nine teams of five members each competing. It featured traps (above) and sporting clays events, as well as a ‘50/50 shoot.’ According to Scott Iverson…
Stage North season preview: more than before!

Len Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader Stage North opens its season on lucky Friday, October 13th with the Nova Scotian roots/rock band Port Cities. These up-and-coming newcomers have recently opened for Joel Plaskett and the Sheepdogs. Over the summer they…
Willy-nilly through the bush in search of warblers

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Last week I mentioned how we were doing point counts throughout the provincial park this summer but I didn’t go into much detail. Back in 2010 we took a map of the park and…
The Page

Things could always be worse. For example, you could live in Red Deer, and have trees blowing over on your car. Something like that happened to somebody connected to somebody at The Leader office. * * * * * Here’s…
Kickstarting a climbing wall

C.J. Schurter vice-principal Brian Hay (centre) accepted $12,500 from Slave Lake Canadian Tire owner John Cryan (left) and wife Nancie (right) last week. The funds came from Canadian Tire’s Kickstart program and will be put towards building a climbing wall…
Playoff pool winners

The Rotary Club of Slave Lake presented prize money to three of the 10 winners in the NHL playoff pool last week. Those were the ones who were able to show up for the photo. Pictured left to right are…
New engineers

It’s not every year you get three Slave Lake students graduating from university with engineering degrees. That happened recently at the University of Alberta, when Aidan Keaveny, Mohammed Khan and Corbin Cooper graduated after four years of hard work at…
Lucky guy

Leander Conrad of Slave Lake recently won a customer appreciation draw at Tim Hortons. The prize is a pair of tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert in Edmonton, along with accommodations for the night at the Downtown Marriott. Presenting Mr.…
Sharks surface in High Level

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Sharks headed up to High Level on June 17th and came back with a five medals, including two gold, two silver and one bronze, not to mention 17 best personal times. The results…
More from National Aboriginal Day celebration in Slave Lake

The Richard Woodman Band performed for attendees at the June 21st National Aboriginal Day celebration inside the multi-rec centre in Slave Lake. From left to right, Shayleen Favell, Brooklyn White, Addision White and Nikosis Isadore perform various Aboriginal dances for…
Swing and a miss

Austin Hay of the Slave Lake Midget Heat swings at a pitch in a Southshore Men’s League baseball game on June 21 against the visiting Whitefish Giants. Whitefish was leading the game when the rain came and will get the…
Getting fancy!

Fancy dancer Nikosis Isadore performs for spectators at the National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21st in Slave Lake. The event highlighted Métis and Indigenous culture. The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre hosted its event at the local multi-recreational centre…