Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 19, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Another introduction For the second straight meeting, councillors were introduced to a successful local sports team. This time it was the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Speaking for the team, Jacquie Labrie said…
Roland Michener awards students for academic achievements

One hundred and forty-six Roland Michener Secondary School students were recognized for their academic achievements last week. The Leader was told the kids received awards for top marks in each course, honour roll, honour roll with distinction and citizenship. We…
First catch of the night

Families gathered at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC) over the weekend for an evening full of crafts, games and activities. Attendees (including The Leader) were even lucky enough to get an up-close glimpse at a saw-whet owl. Pictured…
Cheer and good times at the Stage North Oktoberfest

Submitted You might never to get to Germany for Oktoberfest, so Stage North is bringing Oktoberfest to you! As you enjoy some old timey polkas and lively dance music by The Diamonds, feast on a late night lunch of bratwurst,…
Council congratulates ball teams

The Bantam ‘AA’ Heat (left) and the Junior ‘AAA’ Heat had very successful seasons in baseball in 2016. They were introduced to town councillors at council’s Sept. 12 meeting, shared a bit of their stories and received congratulations (as well…
Something a bit different

David Gamble demonstrates ‘slack-lining,’ on a strap tied between a couple of trees in Schurter Park on Sept. 15, performing tricks on it as if it were a trampoline. Gamble says he’s interested in teaching the sport to people in…
Dog park celebrates one year

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Landon Persson Memorial Off-leash Dog Park celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. The Leader chatted briefly with Slave Lake Dog Park Society director Rebecca King about how the park is doing since opening its gates…
Smile!

Slave Lake’s Tim Hortons was full of smiles last week – both real and ones made out of fondant and frosting. Your Leader reporter was on the scene and found out from owners that our town came third out of…
Ceremonial snip

You might wonder what’s so special about a little paving project that it would induce M.D. council to go to the trouble of cutting a ribbon in a rain shower. It might have something to do with the saga of…
New memorabilia at the Legion

Visitors to the Slave Lake Legion will notice a few new items in the display case, including a pair of army boots. The local cadets brought them back as a souvenir from a their trip to Vimy Ridge in the…
Blue vs. Red

Blue vs. Red (you’ll have to take our word for it) in a slave Lake Summer Rec League semi-final game on Sept. 7. Blue won, and went on to win the final.  
Numbers down in minor hockey: decisions to be made

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s looking as if there won’t be enough kids registered in the older age groups of minor hockey this season to make two teams. At least that was the indication a week or two ago when…
A nice little week at the migration monitoring station

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a nice little week; fairly sunny, warm and most importantly, calm. We’ve seen increased numbers of birds migrating overhead now that the air is still, including the first few flocks of…
For the women’s shelter

Singing for a good cause Edmonton country music artist Andrea Nixon (with accompanist Cody Mack) was in town last week as part of a tour she’s doing to support women’s shelters around the province. Her performance was in conjunction with…
Smith Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo 2017

Chalk up another success for the folks at SHARA, for this year’s edition of the Smith/Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo. It’s a huge effort for a small community of volunteers, but somehow they managed to pull it off. “It was…