COVID special (May 5, 2021) – vaccines expanded

Leader staff Starting May 6, all Albertas 30 or older (born in 1991 or earlier) can book an appointment through Alberta Health Services or at a pharmacy, says an May 5 Alberta government news release. Starting on May 10, all…
Bird report: Migration underway….slowly

Bronwyn Robinson Migration is underway, if somewhat slowly because of the cold weather and snow. Yet interesting observations are made daily. The highlight of the week came in the few hours we were able to open the nets and captured…
Interagency may move beyond event reports

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Interagency may become the core group for collaboration on implementing the recent Town of Slave Lake social needs assessment. “I would like to see our Interagency as the core,” said Garry Roth, Town of Slave Lake director…
Group aims to improve the community’s mental health

Submitted Berry picking in the jack pines, trails (cross-country ski, in town, and others), the lake, and other outdoor activities were mentioned by several people as assets in Slave Lake that promote mental health. This discussion was part of the…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

April 28, 2021 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The Leader attended (remotely) an M.D. of Opportunity council meeting last week for the first time – maybe not the first time ever, but certainly the first time in a very long time.…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 49: It’s bedtime – Part 1 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts It is bedtime and you are tired! How would you tell your Spanish friend that you want to go to bed? In Spanish, there are several…
Icedogs bounce back, take two of three games last week

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Don’t write the Slave Lake Icedogs off just yet. As reported earlier the junior team was playing with a skeleton crew after losing several players last month. And lately they’ve been getting walloped all over the ice…
Slave Lake Dental wins Canadian award

Leader staff Out of all the dental teams in Canada nominated for the 2020 Leadership in Practice Award Practice Team award, Slave Lake Dental won. “Leaders in Practice acknowledges dental care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care…
Legion raising funds for long-term care

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The Slave Lake Legion has earmarked $5,000 from the Poppy Fund for the Slave Lake long-term care. They are also accepting donations from community members and businesses until May 30, 2021. One of the members brought the…
Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Council Notebook

April 26, 2021 meetingPearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Old business Shop Slave Lake – the board will look at various online platforms and bring a recommendation to the next members meeting, said Kimberly Hughes, Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive…
Dilemma for daycare

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The daycare can’t afford the rent at the Legacy Centre. And the owners aren’t keen on an even bigger subsidy.That’s the basic dilemma, outlined by Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman at the regional tri-council’s April 23 meeting.The…
Your garden can help wildlife without breaking the bank

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this (Gardening for Wildlife),” says Sarah Coulber with Canadian Wildlife Federation (CSF). “These little simple choices we make have great potential for doing good both near and…