May 28, 2018 meeting Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Trade show recap Chamber vice president Josh Friesen said this was the first year for the new board to learn how to put the trade show event together. He said the board…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of those helicopters and planes you see flying around in fire season are burning a product produced in Slave Lake. Enerchem, at its plant located on the Marten Hills Road, has been making jet…
Near the new Widewater pumphouse

An equipment trailer gets hoisted onto a barge on Lesser Slave Lake near the new Widewater pumphouse. Divers will be rigging up the raw water intake over the next couple of weeks.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Here’s something you don’t see every day: a barge in three parts being hoisted off a truck by a huge crane and set down in Lesser Slave Lake. In fact hardly anybody did see it, because…

Leader staff The recent seeding by drone in a cutblock near Slave Lake is completed and now it’s a matter of waiting to see what happens. David Price of Natural Resources Canada says there were “some technical snags” during the…
Up with the flower baskets

The Slave Lake Kinettes and Smiling Dog Yoga teamed up on May 5 with a fundraiser at the Friendship Centre for the flower basket program. Besides yoga it included wine tasting and appetizers. The event raised $250 for the flower…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader After another hot week we are wishing for rain as much as the wildfire fighters and officers. Bird activity has been pretty low given the heat, but every day this week new species have…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The regional library board held a brainstorming session with community members earlier this month. According to librarian Kendra McRee it was “a great turnout,” with lots of interesting ideas put forward. The reason for holding it,…
Rocking at Billy & Bob’s

Slave Lake’s own Jackpines had the honour of being the first-ever live entertainment act booked at the new Billy & Bob’s Lounge at the Northern Star Hotel in Slave Lake. The band played a two-hour set, while patrons checking out…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Just how many gold mining shows are there on TV? Locally, I get to watch about five on the local boob tube: Yukon Gold, Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold, Gold Rush: White Water, and Gold…
Wave Rave

On Friday, May 18 teenagers ages 12 to 17 came down to the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre to participate in the pool’s first ever ” Wave Rave.” The event featured loud music, colourful beach balls and a strobe light.
Going for it

Dawson Taylor, a member of the Slave Lake Sharks, competes in a breast stroke race at the Sharks meet in Slave Lake on May 26. We hope to have results in next week’s Leader.
Minor soccer well underway

Bjorny and Taylor goofing around during the U8 soccer practice Thursday night. Bjorny practice shooting on fellow teammate Isabella during the U8 soccer practice Thursday night at Roland Michener Secondary School fields.