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Samantha JohnsonLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Megan Lessard and Cheryden Moberly defeated the odds Friday by receiving their first set of wings at Super T Aviation. Lessard, 19, had butterflies in her stomach in a good way and is excited for…
Fawcett Lake from settlement to campground and back

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Fawcett Lake north of Smith is now home to two campgrounds and a housing development. The area was homesteaded in the 1930s. In World War II, the logging industry was so short of manpower, that German POWs…
One year in Slave Lake turned into 54 and counting

Louie Packolyk turns 90 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader July 20, 1968. That’s the day Louie Packolyk, his wife Kay and their three kids arrived in Slave Lake. That was where the work was, and his employer, Cameron Brothers had sent him…
Town will seek community input on downtown sign design

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader It appears the backlash over the new logo has Town of Slave Lake council taking notice. At the September 12, 2022 council meeting, a minor sentence in a report got a lot of discussion. Under downtown revitalization…
Obituary – Agnes Isabella Josephine Brooks (Hodgson)

April 19, 1937 – September 1, 2022As the last surviving Hodgson, Agnes was predeceased by her mother Maud Hodgson in 1944 and her father Harry Hodgson in 1952 as well as all of her siblings Freddie, Gladys, Dave and Cora.She…
Obituary – Grant Baird

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Grant Baird, on August the 19th, 2022, in Slave Lake, Alberta at the age of 87.Left to mourn his loss are his loving children: Sheila (Frank), Glenn (Maureen), and…
Obituary – Freddie Louis Loyie

January 17, 1985 – August 7, 2022On Sunday, August 7th, 2022, Freddie Louis Loyie of Edmonton, Alberta passed away at the age of 37 years.He is survived by his daughters Breeze Loyie, Faith Loyie, Phoenix Loyie, brothers Derek Loyie, Nick…
Obituary – Joanne Isabel Nordbye

October 11, 1943 – August 19, 2022Joanne Isabel Nordbye was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She left this world on August 19, 2022, at age 78. Joanne was born to Robert and Josephine Gray on October…
Obituary – Joanne Vivian Campbell

March 2, 1944 – July 18, 2022Joanne Vivian Campbell, a fairly new resident of Slave Lake Alberta, passed away on Monday, July 18 at the age of 78 years. Joanne was born in Saint John New Brunswick, on March 2nd,…
First Art in the Park a success! says organizer

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader This feels like a big city event, someone told a Leader reporter at the first annual Art in the Park. They and many others seemed to have lots of fun at this event on September 11 in…
Event highlighted things to do in Slave Lake

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader People who came out to the MRC on September 10 got a taste of the amazing opportunities in Slave Lake. On that day, 40 service providers, recreation groups and businesses, and community groups took part in the…