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Flashlight Night Spookiness this Saturday evening

The popular “Flashlight Night” returns to High Prairie’s EC Bar Ranch just outside of High Prairie this coming Saturday evening. Hosts Denise and Lyndon Drefs say they and their ‘crew’ have been working hard to get the site ready for…

Oct. 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Flood mitigation A trio of Marten Beachers appeared before council to offer to work with the M.D. on a flood mitigation project for the hamlet. Acting as a sub-committee of the Marten…
UCP leader Kenney, on cuts, carbon, more

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Balancing the budget would be a priority for a United Conservative Party, if elected. So would cutting taxes so as to attract more investment. That could be difficult, but UCP leader Jason Kenney certainly sounds confident.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Living Waters support staff remained out on strike for a second week, after further talks failed to resolve the issues. Union reps and Living Waters negotiators met for the second Tuesday in a row on Oct.…
Surprise visitors

Family members visited the Jean-Luc Deba memorial at Canyon Creek earlier this month. Deba, a helicopter pilot, lost his life while fighting wildfires in the area in May of 2011. Third from the right is his mother Paulette, who came…

Helen-Maria Vasiliadis Troy Media Headlines tell us in detail about the mental health struggles of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain before their deaths by suicide. But what too often goes untold are the stories of thousands of people who die…
Car in Hwy. 88 ditch raising questions

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When a car stays in the ditch for a few weeks, people start talking. This one – located about 20 kilometres north of Slave Lake on Hwy. 88, has been sitting there going on a month.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are popping in the area of post-secondary education in the north. Northern Lakes College has been sending out so many news releases lately it’s hard for a newspaper to keep up. Last week, for example,…

Winning the Junior Girls’ division at the recent Court Side volleyball tournament in Slave Lake were the Koinonia Wolves. Team members (in no particular order) are Jazlynn Laboucan, Mandy Flores, Rebecca Dyck, Mackenzie Plante, Emily Plante, Mayah Boissoneault and Kristen…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader As an employer it is important to know whether certain benefits and allowances paid to employees are subject to payroll deductions and GST so that the appropriate deductions are taken off the employee’s…

Submitted Pedestrians are vulnerable. In 2016, half of the drivers involved in pedestrian casualty collisions failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian. In October 2017, there were 17 pedestrian collisions, including one fatality and 14 injuries, in…

Arnold Viersen, MP Peace River – Westlock Last spring in Washington D.C., I had the privilege of standing with survivors of sex trafficking as they celebrated a major victory when Congress approved bipartisan legislation SESTA/FOSTA, removing immunity for companies like…