Native Plants: Tall lungwort

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Tall lungwort is one of the first plants to come up after a wildfire, says a University of Alberta info sheet. It is found from Alaska to Michigan with the Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in between.…
Slave Lake dancers do well at outdoor festival

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader After 450 days of waiting, Dance Creations of Slave Lake was able to compete in dance festivals. “We were the only studio from northern Alberta,” says Jennifer Hansen, Dance Creations owner. Dancers aged 10 and older competed…
Water line repair complicated by the creek

Council opts for new route Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The break in a water main near Sawridge Creek isn’t your standard repair job. Accordingly, Slave Lake town council had a detailed report with a couple of options to consider at its…
Letters to the Editor – from Chris Koch

War Amps key tag celebrates 75th anniversary in 2021 To the Editor: The War Amps begins its 2021 key tag mailing to Slave Lake residents this week, with the theme “You Are a Part of What We Do.” The campaign…
Letters to the Editor

Tribute to 215 children To the Editor: Hearing the news that was found out in Kamloops, B.C. broke my heart as I am sure others are the same. I do hope that we can carry on with our lives when…
The Page

Speaking of murals…. the story about Slave Lake’s murals – past and present – that appeared in The Leader a couple of weeks ago missed one. We were reminded via email about the Arctic Winter Games mural that appeared on…
Court Report

Man receives 12-month probation for waving a hatchet Slave LakeProvincial CourtJune 16, 2021Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Keith Albert Auger (48) was sentenced for assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and resisting a peace officer. On June 29, 2020,…
Wabasca to SL walk to ‘raise awareness’

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Starting last Friday, Savannah Manybears set off walking from Wabasca to Slave Lake. She expected the walk to take about three days, arriving in Slave Lake Sunday or Monday. We haven’t heard how it turned out, but…
MLA Rehn supports government’s ‘fair deal’ efforts

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn is fully behind the Alberta government’s plans to try and get a better deal within Confederation. And his reasons are many despite Alberta being a proud member of Confederation.…
Premier introduces equalization referendum question

Chris CleggFor the Lakeside Leader Are Albertans getting a fair deal from Ottawa? The matter is going to a referendum during municipal elections Oct. 18 to give Albertans a chance to voice their opinions. Meanwhile, Alberta’s legislature will debate a…
More reading next year

Leader staff “All classes were involved with reading to seniors,” Audrey Ghostkeeper, E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School vice principal, told the Leader. “It started in February and has continued throughout the remainder of the year. Hopefully, we can continue to connect…