Video – Indigenous People’s Day June 21, 2021

As public gatherings of 150 people are now allowed in the COVID-19 restrictions. The annual Indigenous Peoples Day event in Slave Lake was able to go ahead on June 21. It was in Schurter Park.The event included a powwow presentation,…
Leaders speak out against racism at vigil

‘Just like any other family’ Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader As happened two weeks ago with the Kamloops 215, on July 15, people in Slave Lake came together to stand up against racism. At this event, officials from the Town of Slave…
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…
Local team wins 2021 Anglers Cup with strong Day 2

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The local Slave Lake team of Ken Porisky and Dave Taylor earned their entry fee back and then some in the 2021 version of the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. The team not only owns bragging rights for…
NLC celebrates graduates at convocation 2020 & 2021

Submitted Northern Lakes College celebrated 1,337 graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 at a ‘virtual’ ceremony on Friday, June 4. NLC graduates, staff, and faculty, along with guests, family, and friends marked the event. Charlie Orr, Chair of…
Video – Memorial, June 15, 2021

Once again the Slave Lake community has come together to hold a memorial for the victims of a racist attack elsewhere in Canada. On June 15, the Slave Lake Muslim Association president, local Imam, mayor, deputy reeve, MLA, and MP…
Letters to the Editor – from Wendy Twin

Swan River resident calls for action on Lesser Slave area residential schools Dear Mr. Rehn I am writing to you as a constituent of Lesser Slave Lake provincial electoral district and as the wife of a residential school survivor. Of…
Wildfire 10 km from Red Earth extinguished

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Up until June 5, the wildfire season in the Slave Lake Forest Area had been very quiet. On June 5 and 6, there was increased fire activity in the northern portion of the forest protection area. The…
St. Francis Grad 2021

Leader staff In these COVID-times, graduations look different than normal. Angela White, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy principal says, “We had 22 graduates who participated in graduation ceremonies on June 4th. We hosted a formal day for the whole…
Smith and Kinuso team up for district 4-H competition

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In a normal year, Mirror Landing (Smith), Kinuso Lakeside, and Coyote Acres (High Prairie) 4-H all compete in the East Peace District 4-H competition and live auction. However, in 2021 this was a bit different. On June…
Welcome to the 2021 Anglers Cup!

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Thanks to various factors – one of them being the COVID pandemic – there won’t be much to see of this weekend’s Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. Unless you’re directly involved, probably as good as it gets is…
Kwakiutl artist paints mural in Friendship Centre

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “I think I was born with the gift,” Dave Mapilpi says about being an artist. Recently, Mapilpi painted a mural in the stairwell of the renovated Ni wi ci wakan Youth Centre at the Slave Lake Native…