Beautiful Gardens of 2019

Garden number four belongs to Linda McCann in Slave Lake. She plants only perennials. The garden includes trees and bushes, lilies and other flowering plants, but no petunias or other common annuals. If you would like your garden featured in…
Dirt Bags win third straight men’s league title

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Dirt Bags retained their Southshore Men’s Baseball League championship last week with a win over the Wabasca Indians. The much-delayed final of the best-of-three series finally happened on Aug. 7 at Charity Park…
Daycare leadership goes to staff member

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Legacy Childcare in Slave Lake has hired a new executive director internally. Abigail ‘Abi’ Rayner has worked for the daycare for 12 years. She started as the executive director on July 8. “So far so good,”…
New opportunity to get out on the lake in Widewater

Paddle boards and kayaks available Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader There’s a lake access tucked away across the bridge from the Widewater Community Complex. It opens out onto two bays. Kili Osadchuk lives in the blue house with the pink accents…
Floods, shortages and lots of uncertainty

Life at your municipal district lately Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River is short a few people in the management level these days. With a month off from council meetings it would have been a good…
Friendship Centre moves one step closer to energy efficiency

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Installing solar panels was “two years in the making,” says Barb Courtorielle, executive director of the Friendship Centre. The 97 panels were installed by Generate Energy from Sherwood Park starting on August 6. It took around…
Hwy. 88 railway Xing to get some attention soon(ish)

Leader staff Asked for an update on recent town business last week, mayor Tyler Warman was able to report imminent action on one aggravating item. That’s the rough (and getting rougher) Hwy. 88 railway crossing. Warman told The Leader in…
Five relay golds for Sharks in Peace River

Leader staff Slave Lake Sharks’ teams very nearly swept the relay races at the Peace River Porpoises swim meet on July 27. They won five of the six races, and placed second in another one. The second place finish was…
SL gymnastics club has a home and six coaches

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Gymnastics Association hopes to offer classes starting in the fall. Over the last two weeks, it made two big announcements which bring this goal closer. It hired six coaches and moved into 629…