Later-migrating warblers have omnivorous eating habits

Sachi SchottFor the Lakeside Leader As we approach the autumn equinox, Slave Lake is beginning to see an influx of later-migrating birds, among them myrtle and orange-crowned warblers. A bird of many names, the myrtle warbler is technically the eastern…
Fall dance and gymnastics up and running; numbers okay

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Slave Lake has two dance studios, a Ukrainian dance group, and a gymnastics association. These groups are up and running for the fall, with health precautions. Numbers are down a bit, because of COVID, but overall things…
Course, leagues and other activities starting at MRC

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake’s website was buzzing, on September 17, with announcements of courses, sports leagues, and activities at the Multi-Rec Centre (MRC). One of the courses is baby sign language. This is for babies before…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson Week 25

Let’s watch a movie! Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Do you associate movies with popcorn? Who doesn’t? Nowadays, we wouldn’t picture a movie theatre without popcorn. Did you know that Mexican movie theatres have a station with a…
Pounds being taken off in Slave Lake, sensibly

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader You may have heard of T.O.P.S. It has an active Slave Lake chapter and stands for ‘Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.’ Cathy Pambrun was in to tell us about it last week and she says it has…
MP Viersen ‘excited’ about new party leader O’Toole

Leader staff Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen likes what he sees in new Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole. Viersen and his CPP colleagues met with O’Toole in Ottawa recently, together and separately. Viersen called his one-on-one meeting “productive.”…
And now for something (somebody) completely different….

Icedogs’ new coach is not who we were expecting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader “We’ve got a long ways (to go),” says new Slave Lake Icedogs’ coach Joey McEwan. That was his answer to a question about his impression after the junior…
Faces of Rotary

When did you join?“Just this month. Two weeks ago.” Why did you join?“I haven’t been involved in anything for about two years, so decided it was time to get back involved in the community and meet new people.” What do…
Speech language screening at HPSD

Leader staff The week of September 14 to 18, High Prairie School Division students had the opportunity to be screened for speech language issues, says a Sept. 9 HPSD news release. It says, “The impacts of COVID-19 have been felt…
Regional Tri-council Notebook

Sept. 17, 2020 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Teaming up on the boat launch areaOn the tri-council agenda was the matter of the area around the weir on Lesser Slave River. M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve Murray Kerik, making…
Not just a hobby

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Two Slave Lake young men are making a living out of their love for fishing, hunting, and trapping. Three or four years ago, Erik Labrie and Brody Teale started ‘Non-Typical Nation’ as a YouTube channel. In June…
The mighty moose: not just a beast of the forest

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘We’re going to need a bigger freezer, right?’ (Rookie hunter, on seeing his first bull moose up close.) If filling your freezer with wild meat is what you want to do, you probably want a moose.…
Orange Shirt Day will look a bit different this year

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Area schools and other organizations often have events to remember residential school survivors. With health protocols this year, schools are getting creative. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is still…
Legion re-opens events, but crib not allowed

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Legion has re-opened, with physical distancing and other health precautions. Starting Tuesday, September 22, weekly and monthly events, except crib, are up and running. All events are open to members and guests. “Anyone…