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It may be snowing right now (or it may not), but the folks who organize Slave Lake’s beautiful downtown flower basket program are thinking in terms of summer. That’s right, the Slave Lake Kinette Club last week put out its…
Black Umfolosi

Siyabonga! The Zimbabwean song and dance quintet Black Umfolosi gets a standing ovation from the crowd at the Legacy Centre after its famous ‘gumboot dance’ number that closed its March 22 show. One of the bigger crowds turned out to…
Leader shows up down south

Well what do you know, some very light-skinned folks on the waterfront in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. And what’s that they’re holding? It’s a copy of the Lakeside Leader! That paper really gets around. Thanks to Murray and Debbie Kerik (that’s…
Curling champions crowned

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader In Slave Lake Curling Club playoff action last week, both the Mixed and Men’s leagues were able to establish winners of the 2017/18 curling season. Taking the Mixed title was the Ribs squad, comprised…
Distractions looking for a new owner

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Kimberly Hughes and Bonnie Anderson are looking for prospective buyers to take over their store Distractions, located at 110-1104 Main Street Southwest Slave Lake. The two purchased the store seven years ago, but worked in the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A good-sized crowd turned out on Sunday to watch what would be the last hockey game of the 2018/19 season in Slave Lake. It was the Bantam Thunder boys’ team versus Hinton, the deciding game of…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake has allocated $35,000 in the Family and Community Support Services budget this year to support local groups or programs that fit into the FCSS criteria. The first round of applications for…
Pick your personal pearl at the Sea Gems Oyster Bar

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Sea Gems Oyster Bar is an outfit in Slave Lake that may sound like an eatery, but isn’t. It’s what Mary Anne Bingley calls her home-based business in cultured pearls. She likes jewelry, loves pearls and…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Rotary Club is gearing up for some big events in the next few months. Rotary Club member Harry Bartlett went through some of the upcoming events. The Rotary Club will be doing a…

Coyotes are making themselves quite at home in Slave Lake lately, as many people have been noticing and remarking. This one crossing Birch Road near the recycle depot last week seemed indifferent to the fact a vehicle was stopped nearby.…

The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association received a nice present from the Slave Lake Petroleum Association recently. Presenting the $1,000 cheque is Wayne Dastou of the SLPA. Accepting is Esther Bylsma of the SLMSA.
Mary Giroux closing in on 100

Mary Giroux is turning 100 years old on April 6. We’re not sure if that makes her the oldest resident of Slave Lake, but she probably is. It makes her a few months younger than Vera McConaghy of Smith, who…

Leader staff On March 17, 2018, a man broke into the Slave Lake Dental Clinic and stole a number of items. Investigators identified the suspect, who had just been released from police custody earlier in the day. Police located the…