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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…
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…
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…
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.”…
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…
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…
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…
Federal announcement on lagoon funding is old news

$14m project should be mostly done next month Leader staff On September 14, the Government of Canada sent out a news release -entitled, ‘Sustainability gets a boost in Alberta with federal funding for green projects through FCM (Federation of Canadian…
Suspicious person flees on bike

Slave Lake peace officer updateSeptember 10, 2020 Submitted On August 28, 2020, while on routine patrol, a peace officer observed suspicious behavior of an individual getting into a vehicle. The suspicious person watched as the peace officer drove by, then…
FireSmart regs for development on the skids

Cost of making the community safer appears to be too high Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Once upon a time, town councillors thought it would be a very good idea to require new subdivisions – and the homes within them – to…
Online romance goes bad for Slave Lake man

Leader staff An online relationship turned out very badly for a 22-year-old Slave Lake man. Last week RCMP reported the man was kidnapped and robbed when he showed up for a meeting with the woman he’d gotten to know over…
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…
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…
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.…