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Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Announcements that the Wabasca-Desmarais Care Centre emergency room is closed are becoming rather common. Danielle Larivee is a registered nurse and the NDP candidate for Lesser Slave Lake. She reached out to The Leader about this topic.“Recently,…
Homeless camps must go: mayor

Town looking for solutions Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader There have been people ‘camping’ off and on in piece of forested land next to the Main St. and Hwy. 2 intersection in Slave Lake for many years. It has mostly been ignored,…
Oiler’s Hockey Clinic coming to Slave Lake for first time

Application deadline May 6 Leader staff For the first time in Oilers Hockey Clinic history, it will be in Slave Lake. It focuses on “grassroots hockey development,” says the news release. Participation is free. There’s space for 100 hockey players…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Some off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders in Slave Lake would like to drive their OHVs through town to the nearby trails. However, this is not allowed. Other Slave Lakers get annoyed with the noise and damage the vehicles…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Not surprisingly, the recruitment and retention of health care professionals was the main topic of discussion at the May 2 meeting of the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Committee (HAC). There was also a presentation on the…
Goodbye Mosquito Lake; hello Midnight Sky

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The former Mosquito Lake Resort at Hondo has a new owner and a new name. It’s now called ‘Midnight Sky – Outdoor Events & Retreats.’ According to a person (who asked not to be named), who represents…

Leader staff The minor baseball season kicked off on the weekend with the Slave Lake U13 Heat playing three games in St. Albert. The Heat won two and lost one. “Big learning weekend,” is how coach Kevin Campbell describes it.…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Brace yourselves for a jam-packed weekend of activities involving former members of the Edmonton Oilers, coming our way May 27 and 28. It’s the Ice Breaker event, a couple of months earlier than it usually happens in…
‘Social’ rugby starts in Slave Lake, could turn into more

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The winter of 2019-2020 some Slave Lakers started talking about the possibility of bringing rugby to town. “Our dreams were dashed by COVID,” says Slave Lake Rugby Group organizer, Rolan Tissink. However, on May 2, 2022, they…
Playing at school, carnival at CJS

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Some Slave Lake elementary students had lots of fun on May 5. C.J. Schurter Elementary School in Slave Lake held a carnival that day, with tickets they’d earned. “Students have been earning tickets by demonstrating our value…
Making puppies happy at St. Mary’s

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School students and staff turned the school into a Husky Hut at the end of April. On April 28, family and community members were invited to come and see what was…

The weekly newspaper business runs a week or so ahead, which is why it is very helpful if organizations let us know as soon as possible about events.Sometimes we hear about events the day before, the day of, or worst…