Bad spot

Smith-area resident Virginia Wasieczko responded to a recent item in the ‘M.D. council notebook’ in The Leader by sending us the above photo of a bad spot on Ranch Road. Referring to a quote in which councillor Jeff Commins spoke…
Chokecherries

Chokecherries abound along the creek in Slave Lake these days, which is why bear sign has appeared. Bears will likely be around as long as the berrries hold out.
Save our parks: community members oppose town decision

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A revived ‘Save Our Parks Committee’ from a neighbourhood in southeast Slave Lake was out in full force at town council’s Sept. 4 meeting. Its message: ‘Don’t close Maple Crescent Park!’ The tot lot in question…
The good old hockey game

Members of three local families who lost children in the past year took part in the ceremonial face-off at the Ice Breaker Hockey Game in Slave Lake on Sept. 7. Taking the draw for the ‘Oilers’ team is ex-Oiler Mark…
Scholarship award

The Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary recently presented a $1,000 bursary to Tiana Groskopf a student from Roland Michener Secondary School who is accepted into the Bachelor of Nursing Program at Mount Royal College in Calgary. Left to right is secretary…
3rd Annual Colour Rush Run 2018

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Saturday, August 25, 60 participants took part in the third annual Colour Rush 5km run. Cleo Carifelle with the Slave Lake Child Care Society said the Colour Rush run was a fundraiser event for the…
Cabi fashion show fundaiser

On Sunday Afternoon Lisa Gall and Freda Delorme independent stylists with Cabi Fashion hosted a fashion show at the Fix Coffee Bar and Bakery. The show was designed to not only show off Cabi’s new fall line and introduce the…
Leader’s last summer garden feature for the season

Shauna Fiddler’s beautiful garden at her lakeside cabin in Kinuso. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Leader garden features this summer. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! The Fiddler’s beautiful red lake lot cabin in Spruce Point…
3rd Annual Animal Rescue Committee Dog Swim

On Sunday, August 26 the Slave lake Animal Rescue Committee held it’s third annual Dog Swim at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre. The swim is a yearly event before it shuts down for its yearly maintenance. Lorelei Stefanson with the…
MRC gets sign

On August 28 the Slave Lake Multi-Rec Centre received a light up sign to the back side of the building. The intent is to make the MRC more identifiable for customers, especially those who come from out of town. In…
Avid reader: Relaxation and enjoyment before bed time

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader The Leader’s next avid reader says she still finds the time to wind down with a good book. Slave Lake community member and Doula with Natural Strength Birth Doula, Pam Hahn says her preference for books…
Summer Treat

Rebecca King and her daughter Kaitlyn enjoying some sweet and juicy corn during the annual end of summer Corn Roast. The roast took place August 31 during the Downtown Friday’s Farmer’s Market located in the Brick parking lot.
Captain & Kids Fishing Tournament at Shaw’s Point Resort

Mac Olsen For Lakeside Leader The weather was mild and the waves were prevalent, but children and their families took to Lesser Slave Lake for a four-hour fishing contest without hesitation. The annual Captain & Kids Tournament was held at…