St. Francis students host a quarter carnival fundraiser

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, St. Francis of Assisi held a quarter carnival fundraiser in the gym and front entry way. There was cotton candy and candied apples and other foods for sale. There were small prizes…
Humboldt Strong and Green Shirt Day

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Various local schools marked the one-year anniversary of the Humboldt crash. Conner Lukan from Slave Lake was one of the victims in the crash on April 6, 2018. The Conner Lukan Fitness Park opened in Slave…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader As the first few geese fly overhead, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory gears up for another season. Currently, two local volunteers have signed-up which is better than other years, but birder-in-charge Robyn Perkins would like…
Loggers Bonspiel wraps up Kinuso curling season

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, Kinuso curling season wrapped up with the Loggers Bonspiel. Roberta Hunt and the rest of the curling club would like to thank Gerry and Dean Doerksen for making ice all year and…
Premier Notley visits Slave Lake Friendship Centre

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, 2019, Premier Rachel Notley came to Slave Lake to give a speech and met NDP supporters at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Doors opened at 4:00 p.m.. Free soup and bannock were…
Archery takes centre stage

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday April 6, St. Francis school hosted the Second Annual Falcon Open/North Central Zone Archery Tournament as part of the National Archery in the Schools Program. Students from elementary to high school participated from seven…
St. Francis hosts badminton competition

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader High school badminton kicked off with the first annual Jr. High Falcons Invitational Badminton Tournament, on April 2. Hosted by St. Francis of Assisi, the tournament included students from six schools. The schools from Slave Lake…
Canyon Creek Winks: not a typical convenience store

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Canyon Creek Winks is the “only store, liquor store, food services, and U-Haul” between Slave Lake and Kinuso, owner Patrick Brunet says. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Patrick moved from Edmonton to Slave Lake when he bought…
Veteran 4H members teach the younger generation

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Eight out of 12 Kinuso Lakeside 4H members have been involved for four to nine years, which is much longer than the average. The average 4H member participates for two-and-a-half years, according to president Janaya Klassen…
Old and young: circling the drums at the college

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Saturday March 23, 2019 was a busy day for people interested in engaging with Indigenous cultures. In the morning and early afternoon, the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 5 hosted the first annual Alberta Métis Fest…
A new tradition: first annual Métis Fest across Alberta

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Saturday March 23, 2019, all six regions of the Métis Nation of Alberta held the first annual Alberta Métis Fest. According to the poster, it was “a free province-wide showcase of Métis culture, talent, and…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader At the Mar. 26 Chamber of Commerce meeting, attendees learned the board has three new members. This makes it a “semi-full board. Full board with two interested in leaving” President Frankie Giroux said. Kim Hughes, Executive…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader There is a photo of me as a toddler sitting in a tire in my grandparents’ garden in Kinuso. I don’t remember it being taken. Before moving to Slave Lake, I had a vague idea when…