‘Social’ rugby starts in Slave Lake, could turn into more

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The winter of 2019-2020 some Slave Lakers started talking about the possibility of bringing rugby to town. “Our dreams were dashed by COVID,” says Slave Lake Rugby Group organizer, Rolan Tissink. However, on May 2, 2022, they…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Some off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders in Slave Lake would like to drive their OHVs through town to the nearby trails. However, this is not allowed. Other Slave Lakers get annoyed with the noise and damage the vehicles…
Making puppies happy at St. Mary’s

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School students and staff turned the school into a Husky Hut at the end of April. On April 28, family and community members were invited to come and see what was…
Playing at school, carnival at CJS

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Some Slave Lake elementary students had lots of fun on May 5. C.J. Schurter Elementary School in Slave Lake held a carnival that day, with tickets they’d earned. “Students have been earning tickets by demonstrating our value…
Slave Lake family connected with Fort Edmonton press

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader A trip of 1,300 km still takes around 13 and a half hours, but when the first printing press came to Fort Edmonton, it took a lot longer. “Antoine Genaille freighted the first printing press on the…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Despite a last-minute change of location, a recent dementia information meeting in Slave Lake had a good turnout. Around 25 people attended. They included family members of people with dementia and staff from Vanderwell Heritage Place and…

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen When people say there’s nothing to do in Slave Lake, I get very irritated. I’m tempted to put up a booth on Main St. called ‘Stump A Reporter.’ I’d ask people for three interests. I’m 99…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Announcements that the Wabasca-Desmarais Care Centre emergency room is closed are becoming rather common. Danielle Larivee is a registered nurse and the NDP candidate for Lesser Slave Lake. She reached out to The Leader about this topic.“Recently,…
Boreal gardening can include native plants in the bush

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Travis and Charlene Braucht have been gardening since they married 25 years ago. They began on and off market gardening with their children in 2010. Recently, they’ve started including local native plants in their harvest. “I have…
Slave Lake students learn about empathy

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Jordan Pearson is a social work practicum student at E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School. One of her jobs has been to organize mental health journaling prompts for every school day in May.“We’re just prolonging it through the month,”…

April 26, 2022 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Rupertsland Institute Samar Balbaaki and Donna Evans presented about all of the services which Rupertsland offers to Métis people in the Slave Lake, High Prairie, Grande Prairie, and Peace River areas. These include…
M.D. pleased with library

Wants better communication Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader A delegation from the Slave Lake Regional Library Board presented to M.D. of Lesser Slave River council on April 27, 2022. Overall the council was very pleased with the library, but asked for better…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 27, 2022 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Gravel haul tender “It concerns me that we only entertained two bids,” said councillor Brad Pearson, about the 2022 gravel haul tender. He asked admin if this was because they had put it…
Art in miniature – St. Francis of Assisi

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy students seem to prefer small canvases, says art teacher John Flemming. However, they are enjoying art class, learning a lot, and discovering which media they like working with best.

Pearl LorentzenSlave Lake and Area Mental Health Network Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia? The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada says, “The term ‘dementia’ doesn’t actually refer to one, specific disease. Rather, it’s an overall…