Get it!

Players going for the puck in the 2017 annual Ice Breaker Hockey Game that happened last weekend in Slave Lake.  
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Fifth edition Local oasis Ted and Dianne Cofer’s backyard looking extra beautiful in bloom. Local kids in the TOSL Summer Splash program are helping hot and thirsty bees out by putting this bee fountain in the AHS community garden.  …
2017 Back to School Colouring Contest winners

A big thank you to all students who entered. The Leader was pleased to hand over 10 book bags (thanks to our local Staples) filled with back-to-school supplies to the winners of our recent colouring contest. Malachi Giesbrecht Grade 6…
Floating fun, prizes and free food on the river

The River Parade event on Aug. 26 brought out a flotilla of floating craft – some dressed up in a competition for prizes – to the Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake. The event was put on to celebrate the…
Aggressive bear leads to closure of Lily Lake Trail

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks officials shut down the Lily Lake Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park last week, after a bear exhibited “abnormal” behaviour. Conservation Officer Connor Rowe told The Leader a group was hiking…
Wayne Gretzky

Yes; that is actually Wayne Gretzky walking on the Tervita arena’s ice inside the local multi-rec centre. ‘The Great One’ along with many other celebrities came to Slave Lake last weekend for the annual Ice Breaker hockey game and banquet.…
Making it magical for the kids

Mullen the Magician performed for kids and parents last week in the lobby of the Slave Lake Government Centre. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library brought Mullen in as part of its summer programming.  
As promised…

A pavement overlay on the trail running out to Devonshire Beach along Hwy. 88 started last week. It’s an M.D. of Lesser Slave River project, meaning it starts at the M.D./Town of Slave Lake boundary and goes north. It will…
Local beer wins awards

Beer brewed in Slave Lake earned the praise of judges at a recent provincial beer competition. Suds submitted by Dog Island Brewing won ‘Judges Selection’ honours in the Alberta Beverage Awards, which means second place, explains partner Ben Fiddler. Of…
School starts early!

Goaltending instructor Robyn Chemago tells a Peak Performance Hockey School student what to do and how to do it.  
Heat go 2 – 3 at Western Canada Juniors

Leader staff The Slave Lake Junior Heat, fresh off their provincial ‘AAA’ championship, competed at the Western Junior ‘AAA’ Championships in Brandon Manitoba on the Aug. 12 weekend. The Innisfail Merchants, runners-up at provincials, also took part. The Heat won…
Downtown Wednesdays

Amber Stirling caught The Leader’s attention last week when she showcased pieces of her artwork at Rennie Hall Plaza. Stirling set up shop as part of the Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce’s weekly downtown Wednesdays that start up…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Aug. 15, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Size matters in waterline The town’s Main St. North waterline replacement project is “well into the engineering phase,” reported CAO Brian Vance. Mayor Tyler Warman had a question: With the M.D. just recently…