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Caitlin Vance Alberta Health Services Being sick is never fun, but many confuse influenza with the common cold or stomach flu. Influenza is characterized by a high fever, coughing, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite and fatigue. It can last…

Tyler Warmen Mayor of Slave Lake Over the past several weeks both the Town Council and the MD Council have been struggling to work through two of our major agreements. These agreements largely define services, and ultimately determines who pays…

Chris Clegg South Peace News William Miller was a genius, or a stark-raving lunatic. I am not sure which. Miller was born in 1782 in New England. He farmed for a living and was a former atheist. In 1831, he…
Metis raise flag to celebrate history with Alberta

Richard Froese Spotlight For the first time in its 80-year history with the Government of Alberta, the Metis Settlements General Council raised its flag Nov. 1 at the Alberta Legislature. This historic ceremony commemorates the 27th anniversary of the proclamation…

Spotlight Staff Ryley McMillan, 9, and Myles Newton, 5, of Stratford spotted each other for the first time through a fence that separated their neighbouring school and daycare. Noticing that they both share something special, they would often give each…
A boost for the Legion

Good news for the local Legion came last week in the form of a $38,109 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant towards various upgrades, including new furnaces. Pictured are MLA Danielle Larivee, centre, Legion President Beth McDonald, left, and Legion Treasurer…
If you thought this one was fun….

Kids sure do like the Lakeside Leader’s colouring pages. We got good response from the Halloween one, with candy-prizes for participation. The next colouring page is in the Nov. 22 Leader for a chance to win a home-made Christmas stocking!…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Like many of you, I’ll be spending this week thinking about the sacrifices of our veterans, and the men and women who continue to serve our country. We owe much of the freedom…