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Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake This week has been a tough one for many people and many families. From sea to sea, to sea few Canadians have not felt the impact of the deadly crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan on…

Connie Baird Slave Lake Over the last few days, months and years there have been many tragic incidents resulting in the untimely deaths of young people from our community as well as surrounding areas. Being a bereaved parent since 2006,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A few weeks ago, the world did not have a clue what Jean Dolores Schimdt did for a living. Had it not been for a men’s basketball team from Chicago, today we still would not…

All this outrage about information being exploited by ‘big data’ for the purposes of ‘psycho-profiling.’ It’s nothing new. The people who want to sell things to you have been honing the craft for decades. Targeting ads based on what your…

Looking after the land, water, and air is everyone’s responsibility. If you don’t like what’s going on, say something. Silence equals acquiescence, a speaker told a Slave Lake audience recently. This is apparently a principle in the law. So if…

‘There’s two of everything in Slave Lake,’ a local person once told a new Lakeside Leader reporter on his first day in town. ‘Two pizza places, two car dealerships, two newspapers, two drug stores, two hardware stores, two video stores,…

We have it from an inside source that two topics discussed last week at the Rural Municipalities’ Association conference in Edmonton were caribou range planning and ambulance response times. The latest word on the caribou business from our ‘deep throat’…

When you look more closely at who you are and where you’ve come from – meaning your ancestry – chances are you’ll find those people you think are ‘different’ are probably your cousins. This is one of the results of…

A group of Wabascanians is pushing for more financial disclosure from their local government, which is the Bigstone Cree Nation. They call themselves the Bigstone Empowerment Society. The situation is a bit murky (at least to us), but not to…

The boom in craft brewing should be enough evidence that not all the good business ideas have already been thought of and tried. Who could have imagined it? Somebody obviously did, somewhere, and look at it go. Even little old…

If it’s not on my phone, it’s not worth the effort. Has anybody thought that, if not actually said it? That’s the thing about having so much information and fun at one’s fingertips; it can spoil you pretty badly. ‘Get…

Is Slave Lake underexposed? Promoters of tourism certainly think it is. There’s big potential in this region, they say, and they may be right. But how exactly to go about ‘branding’ an area so that when people sit down to…

Here it is March already and we don’t have nearly enough nominations for Slave Lake’s two big volunteer awards – Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer. The awards are presented during National Volunteer Week, on April 19. The deadline…

There were ups and downs in the recent Olympic Winter Games for Canada’s athletes, for sure. After the big high of the first few days in curling, Rachel Homan’s crash and burn in women’s curling was a notable disappointment. But…