Atom hockey action from Sunday

Atom hockey action from Sunday – Slave Lake ‘B’ Thunder vs. Athabasca. Athabasca won the game 10 – 3. Coach Scott Lawrence says, “The kids are really working hard to learn the systems we are putting in place. Looking forward…
Best game in town

One of Slave Lake’s Novice Thunder hockey teams took on High Prairie on Saturday. The final was 9-6 for Slave Lake. Geronimo Giroux, Reagan Fudge and Dawson Taylor got hat tricks. Dayton Seppola played goal for the first time for…
Scary theme continues in Regional Arts Council events

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) hosted its first annual ‘Zombie Fun Run’ earlier this month. The Leader hears from RAC secretary Megan McNeil that RAC has marked the day as a success and…
Improve visibility while trick-or-treating

Spotlight Staff Thousands of costume-clad children will embark on treat-finding missions in neighborhoods all across the country this Halloween. Everyone wants their Halloween festivities to be fun, but it is important that trick-or-treaters and their chaper- ones prioritize safety as…
New four-bay ambulance station for Wabasca-Desmarais

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This just in from Alberta Health Services (AHS): a new emergency medical services (EMS) station is up and running in the Wabasca- Desmarais area. The Leader received a media release last week regarding the $3.1 million,…
Community Futures LSL under new management

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s been a busy year for local Josh Friesen, co-owner of Cast + Court, board member of various non-profits and now general manager of Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region (CSLSL). “I was fortunate to have…
Hot dumpster

If you were wondering what all the fuss was about last week behind Phoenix Steakhouse, there was a minor dumpster fire. Deputy fire chief Shawn Kearney says the cause is unknown and crews ‘quickly doused the fire with no damages…
Slave Lake loses its overnight homeless shelter – for now

One of several changes at the Friendship Centre Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Mat Program won’t be running this year. The overnight shelter for homeless people in the cold months was a local success story, but The Leader learned…
Good start to the concert season for Stage North

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Around 160 people turned out to the opening show of the new Stage North concert series at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Oct. 13 to hear the trio called ‘Port Cities.’ Slave Lake’s own…
Jumping on the hazard

With deadly grass fires raging in southern Alberta, local forest protection officials wasted no time in jumping on a calm day last week to do hazard reduction burns around the weir near Slave Lake. More will be happening as conditions…
2017 RCMP Regimental Ball

Officers and community members gathered at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre last weekend for the RCMP Regimental Ball hosted by Slave Lake Victim Services. Pictured above is Sgt. Marlene Brown toasting with one of the bag pipers.  …
Art depicts murdered and missing women

Chris Clegg Spotlight To the naked and untrained eye, James F. Willier’s art is eye-catching on its own. But take a closer look and you will see a very strong message being delivered. Willier drew a picture with a red…
High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…