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Chrystal Davis Alberta Health Services According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in the last 50 years vaccination has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention and is estimated to prevent 2-3 million deaths worldwide per…

Charles Lammam and Ben Eisen Troy Media On the campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised to hold federal deficits to $10 billion or less during their first few years in office before returning to a balanced budget in 2019-20.…
Mushrooms and folklore

For most people, seeing mushrooms in an arc or circle isn’t anything to write home about. But for folklore lovers it sure is a sight to see. A fairy ring (also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring, or…

Richard Froese South Peace News Canada Day on July 1 has come and gone for another year. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, the day was probably bigger and more memorable than in many years or decades. Canada…
Thanks for supporting Gilwood

Orville Mercer was the lucky winner of the Gilwood Golf Club 50/50 raffle last week. The raffle was very close to a sell-out, says club executive member Joyce Robinson, who is pictured presenting Mercer with his $4,950 winners’ cheque.  
Busy times at the Smith Library

Leader staff Lots has been happening at the Smith Community Library, and librarian Ruth Reay was good enough to share the news with us last week. For example, those pretty banners now hanging from light posts in downtown Smith? Painted…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader What if I am missing receipts for my business? If expenses are recorded on your tax return that are missing receipts, and these items are brought into question during a review or audit…

Leader staff Slave Lake’s Rotary Club always has a few events/activities/fundraisers in process or being planned. They may be making plans as much as a year in advance, such as for next spring’s 777 reverse car raffle. At the other…

Some further thoughts on Slave Lake’s Riverboat Daze ‘Rock the Block,’ experience: A lot of fun was had by a lot of people in downtown Slave Lake on Friday night, July 7. People are still buzzing about it. ‘Why didn’t…