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Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader Did anyone notice a few TV cameras rolling on Lesser Slave Lake by Joussard in early March? Somebody did, and alerted the press. What we found out is that local Metis women were being…

To the Editor: Re: “Ontario court ruling drives a wedge between Canadians” (Peter Best, Troy Media) and “United Conservatives ready, willing, and able to finish the job” (Jason Nixon, UCP) March 27, 2019. In this part of the world, Indigenous…
Canyon Creek Winks: not a typical convenience store

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Canyon Creek Winks is the “only store, liquor store, food services, and U-Haul” between Slave Lake and Kinuso, owner Patrick Brunet says. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Patrick moved from Edmonton to Slave Lake when he bought…
Veteran 4H members teach the younger generation

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Eight out of 12 Kinuso Lakeside 4H members have been involved for four to nine years, which is much longer than the average. The average 4H member participates for two-and-a-half years, according to president Janaya Klassen…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation Politicians are arguing about business taxes. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney is promising to cut the business rate from 12 to eight per cent. Premier Rachel Notley took to Twitter to decry the tax…

Varied charges, but all include substance abuse Slave Lake Provincial Court April 3, 2019 Judge J. A. Watson presiding David Justin James pled guilty to 16 of 33 charges via closed circuit camera from Edmonton Remand Centre. The majority were…

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media The carbon tax is now a reality for all Canadians – and that means food prices will be impacted. The federal carbon pricing scheme took effect in Ontario, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on April 1.…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services As you get older changes that affect your mouth health can be related to aging, disease or medication. Prevention is always the best way to keep your mouth healthy at any age. This includes daily…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For those snowbirds that travel to the United States for a significant portion of each year, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding US tax for Canadian residents. An individual…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News You may find yourself in a strange chit chat with a person who never lived or travelled north of Red Deer. We have. More than a few times, actually. “So,” half-jokingly one asked, “Does anybody…

Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader Lady Luck has smiled on a Canyon Creek man to the tune of $1 million. Denny Garratt won the prize in the Dec. 14, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. He was one of 46 winners.…

Okay, we sold the Alberta Liberal Party short in our election report last week. They were showing 10 candidates when we looked, but a few days later there were 42 names on the list at albertaliberal.com. Is anybody paying attention?…

Gary G. Mar President and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) On March 22, 2019, my Board Chairman and I represented the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural…

Danielle Larivee NDP candidate for Lesser Slave Lake If Jason Kenney and the UCP were serious about fighting rural crime why did they oppose giving RCMP the resources they needed to fight it? On March 15, 2018[1], the UCP voted…

To the Editor: The Alberta election has been called and decision-day is April 16. In determining how to vote, what are the broad issues to consider? No. 1 is the debt-money path upon which our NDP rulers have built our…