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Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader “I got bored,” Charlette Flemming says, in answer to the question why she opened a new restaurant in Smith. “I love the people of Smith,” she continued. “I love being around them. This is what I…

First time offenders and alcohol permeate the docket Slave Lake Provincial Court May 8, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul presiding Brock Shaun Geddes (22) pled guilty to drunk driving. On March 30, 2019 at 2:20 a.m., a patrol noticed a…

There are lots of new members in the Rotary Club of Slave Lake. So we’re reviving Faces of Rotary to introduce them over the next few weeks. Kyle Thomas is an accountant with Max Fuels. Position with Rotary: President, since…

You may have already seen the piece on the editorial page about the current issue of the Alberta Forest History Association of Alberta magazine, Trails & Tales. But there’s more! Such as this one, from Oliver Glanfield: “At one time…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Ozzie the pet rabbit chews quietly in his cage, as former Lesser Slave Lake MLA and Minister of Child Services chats about what her plans are since losing in the April 16 provincial election. Ozzie is…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Arguing with one’s “better half” should count as exercise. Now, I think I get a decent workout during the week. Take feeding the dog. It’s really hard bending down, picking up that doggie dish, then…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation They say misery loves company and for the Trudeau Liberals that apparently includes miserable tax policy. It hasn’t even been a month since Ottawa imposed its hated carbon tax on much of the country and…

Stephanie Chamberlain Carole Estabrooks Troy Media What happens when a person grows older and can no longer make health and financial decisions for themselves – but also doesn’t have family or friends who can make those decisions on their behalf?…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services In rural Alberta, people look out for each other. Your neighbours know your story. They celebrate success beside you and recognize when you need a hand. Your family doctor or regular healthcare provider can be…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Starting in August the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sends out instalment reminders to taxpayers across the country. For those who have received this notice for the first time, an instalment reminder results when…

To the Editor: We have just exercised our democratic right. What a farce. It was like witnessing an election in a Third World country. First let me say that I did go online and verify that my husband and myself…

Leader staff Another in a series of conferences on leadership is coming to the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake next week. Friday, May 10, to be exact. It’s called ‘Leadercast Live’ and it offers participants the chance to sit in…

Regional Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen Spring makes winter’s accumulated waste visible. We are conscious of litter, but what about biodegradable waste? It’ll decompose in the landfill, people say. This is true to a point. As it breaks down in the…