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Buddy is a one- and-a-half- year old domestic cat. He is neutered and has all his shots. Buddy lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Buddy has been at the shelter for over a year now, so his adoption fee…

Yes, there will be a candidates’ forum for those running for the vacant seat on the High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees. The Chamber of Commerce in Slave Lake has it organized for the Hotel Northern Star on Tuesday,…

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services Your eyes need extra care in the winter. We asked ophthalmologist Dr. Jessica Ting, from the Eye Institute of Alberta, and optometrist Dr. Scott Lopetinsky for advice to keep your eyes at their best all season…

Tom HenihanSmoky River Express UCP leader Jason Kenney condemns anyone who has attempted to resolve Alberta’s pipeline impasse between the Federal Government, the Government of B.C. and the environmental movement. The anti-pipeline expansion activists are okay with oil flowing into…
Be safe and smart about burning this winter season

Callie HermansonLakeside Leader Wildfire season is over, but it is still important to be smart about winter burning. Wildfire information Officer for Slave Lake Leah Lovequist says no wildfires have been reported for the 2018-2019 winter season. She says wildfire…

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader A man charged with setting fires to two downtown High Prairie businesses in 2017 is a free man. Christopher A. Trindle, 33, of no fixed address, received a 12-month sentence after pleading guilty in High…

Dottie is a one and a half-year-old female collie mix breed. She is spayed and has all shots.  Dottie is a sweet shy girl who is nervous with new situations but learns quickly. She is very quiet and walks well on…

Francesca Giroux, CPAFor the Lakeside Leader As we are nearing the T4 deadline it is time to start gathering documents and tax receipts to aid in the preparation of your 2018 personal tax return. While you are at it why…

“Our number one focus has to be growth and customer service.” Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader What Slave Lake needs to do, says its mayor, is more than just maintain the status quo. Why? Because for one thing, says Tyler Warman, the…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader As usual, The Leader checked with municipal officials at the start of a new year to see what’s new, what’s up, what’s down and generally what’s what.A hoped-for interview with reeve Murray Kerik didn’t happen by press…

Here we go….another year to get through. We’d like to think we can accentuate the positive and get away with it. But there’s no ignoring crime, traffic incidents (‘Don’t call them accidents!’ say the safety people), and other unpleasant stuff.…