How’s it going? The COVID story continues

Leader staff If there was good news locally in the COVID-19 saga last week it was the number of cases not going up. Slave Lake had three pretty much all week. Provincially the numbers kept climbing, at about 60 or…
Coping with the kids at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of people are stuck at home with kids that would normally be in school or daycare for part of the day. How are they managing? We asked that question of a couple of random…
St. Mary’s teacher receives excellence in teaching award

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Tiffany Seymour is the 2019-2020 recipient of the St. John Bosco Excellence in Catholic Education Award for the Living Waters Catholic School Division. Information Seymour received about the award says, “The Excellence in Catholic Education Award…
The Page

It’s official: the Rotary Club of Slave Lake has canceled its 777 event. Refunds are being organized, but due to the rules of the licensing organization (AGLC), will take a week or two. As for the Rotary NHL playoff pool…
When baseball was king

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s hard to imagine baseball being bigger than hockey in Canada. But that is how it was in many parts of the country in the 1950s and 60s. Baseball was a huge part of the culture;…
Grouard man dies from COVID-19

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Grouard and the High Prairie region is mourning the loss of Shawn Auger from complications from the COVID-19 virus. Auger died March 30, a family member announced on Facebook. “It is with much sadness that I…
Students battle in HPSD Robo Rumble

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Students from the Slave Lake area battled in the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 11-12 for High Prairie School Division. Elementary students in Grades 3-6 were added to the event in High…
Gloryland roads upgrade project inching along

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Roads in the Gloryland neighbourhood of Slave Lake are due for a total rebuild (minus the already-paved portion) this year. Town project manager Kush Patel had the latest for council on March 17 on what the…
Demolition costs                       added to owners’ property taxes

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader After spending over half a million dollars cleaning up a couple of derelict commercial properties, the Town of Slave Lake now gets to attempt to collect the money from the property owners. It’s probably fair to…
Sitting tight: COVID-coping strategies/experiences differ

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Resort towns such as Mazatlan Mexico were a bit of a madhouse last week, with ‘snowbird’ populations scrambling to find flights home. Others, like Caroline Wagenaar and Dan Tarney of Marten Beach, have decided to lay…
St. Francis Open last archery tourney for season

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Smith, Kinuso, and three Slave Lake schools have archery programs. Smith, Kinuso, St. Francis of Assisi, and possibly Roland Michener were set to compete at the March 14 provincial tournament in Edmonton. This was cancelled due…
Downtown business hopes to add ‘micro-greens’

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Probably most people are familiar with alfalfa sprouts, or bean sprouts. Nothing new there, but it turns out you can grow a large variety of highly nutritious and tasty little greens with some trays, some soil,…
Local schools working toward providing education at home

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The province of Alberta shut down all schools on Monday, March 16. Students are no longer attending classes, but education will continue at home. One local school has a distinct advantage in this area. Lakeside Outreach…
Fas Gas victim of ATM theft

Leader staff Slave Lake’s Fas Gas was again the victim of an ATM theft on March 21. This time, the bandits used the more conventional method of smashing the front door and towing the machine out. On at least one…