Slave Lake entrepreneur finalist for provincial award

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader For the second year in a row, Chana Trudel from Slave Lake is a finalist for the Alberta Women Entrepreneur (AWE) Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2023, she was in the top 12. In…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 12, 2024, Alberta Wildfire declared three more 2023 Slave Lake Forest Area extinguished – 2023-SWF060 (Nipisi), 2023-SWF081 (Carrot Lake), and 2023-SWF116. Lightning started the Nipisi fire on May 4, 2024 near Nipisi Lake, about…
Good turnout for annual daycare run

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Cold and rain didn’t stop an annual run fundraiser. The annual Colour Rush is a 5K walk/run in Slave Lake with coloured powder thrown at the runners. It is a fundraiser for the Slave Lake Child…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader It’s in the early stages, but a local agency is setting itself up to provide restorative justice services to adults affected by FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) or other brain issues. Such services already exist for…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Three volunteer groups are building and maintaining trails in the Slave Lake and Smith area. All three recently received grants to help with their work. Trans Canada Trail Two of these trails are part of the…
EG Wahlstrom track and field

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 6, EG Wahlstrom Grade 4 to 6 students traipsed across town to Roland Michener Secondary School fields. They took part in a track and field meet. Each station was run by Michener student volunteers.…
Local futsal coach learns from FIFA champs

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A Widewater woman travelled to Portugal to improve her futsal coaching. Esther Bylsma is the driving force behind Slave Lake Soccer Club. She also coached the Team Alberta North girls futsal team at the 2024 Arctic…
Northern Lakes College has a record 915 grads

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In 2024, Northern Lakes College (NLC) had a record 915 grads. Not all of them attended the grad in Slave Lake on June 6 in the Slave Lake Multi Rec Centre. If they had, the college…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Flatbush Festival has “lots for kids to do, families, older people,” says Kandee Stadnyk, one of the Flatbush Festival organizers. The festival has more activities than previous years, she adds. The Flatbush Community Association runs…

Seeking cancer treatment stories Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A group which is trying to get chemotherapy in Slave Lake hospital has started advocating again after a three-year hiatus. ‘Chemo for Slave Lake’ started the summer of 2021. By October of…
Songbird Festival a success, say organizers

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “The 27th Annual Songbird Festival was a great success,” says Patti Campsall, executive director of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) and Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC). “Lots of birds and people showed up…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Of the 47 Slave Lake Sharks who competed at the Slave Lake competitive swim meeting, 10 won aggregate medals. Aggregate medals are the top three places based on their times from the races for their age…