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Singles, doubles, pros and average Joes Submitted Fall means curling is right around the corner. The Slave Lake Curling Club is gearing up for another great season. Come on out for Pub Night and Registration on Friday, October the 13th…

Sept. 26, 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader New intake process up and running Trina Napier of Slave Lake Addictions and Mental Health informed attending agencies of a change in Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) intake protocol. According to Napier, the change…
Five teams compete in first ever volleyball court classic

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The first ever volleyball court classic was held in town earlier this month; teams from Wabasca, High Prairie, Barrhead and Slave Lake all competed in the round robin tournament that was held at St. Francis of…
SL Ford puts out the challenge

SL Ford is again leading a campaign to support the local food bank this month. Owner Doug Babiy says last year’s ‘We Scare Hunger’ effort was very successful, collecting nearly 5,400 lbs. of food, the most of any participating Ford…
Orange Shirt Day

Staff and students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Slave Lake honoured victims of residential schools late last month. The Leader was invited to attend the morning ceremony where traditional drummers performed and local Stan Isadore spoke about…

Meeting of Oct. 3, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Crossing the line The announced 10-day closure of Main St. for the railway crossing upgrade had turned into something much less inconvenient by the time of council’s first meeting in October.…
Six hundred birds down, but five species up for 2017

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Fall migration monitoring season at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory came to an end this week. We rolled up our nets, stored away our poles and ropes and brought all our gear from…
RMSS academic awards

Teacher Patrick Kennedy (front far left) smiles with junior high students receiving certificates for achieving high marks in the 2016\17 school year. Kennedy (far right) alongside other students who made the honour roll in their studies during the school year.…

Darin Busk for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for a third term on Slave Lake town council is Darin Busk. He’s one of two incumbents who underwent ‘trial by fire,’ in their first term, and perhaps enjoyed his…

Richard Froese Spotlight Albertans can now save on energy-efficient items in time for winter and Christmas. Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering in-store savings on outdoor timers for block heaters and holiday lights and programmable thermostats, as well as many other…

Spotlight Staff The educational landscape is in a mode of constant change, adapting and re-framing itself as new issues arise to the public conscious. Whether it’s curriculum-related, involves a dress code or new regulation regarding technology, schools are constantly required…

Spotlight Staff Volunteering benefits people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to children. Studies have indicated that teenagers who volunteer are less likely to become pregnant or use drugs. In addition, in a review of 60 studies on…

Richard Froese Spotlight Safety is a shared responsibility and when drivers and pedestrians make eye contact with each other, crossing the street is much safer. Pedestrian collisions tend to be higher in months with lower light and inclement weather conditions,…