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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Readers may have noticed ads in The Leader asking for suggestions on who (or what) to name things after in Slave Lake. Parks, trails, recreational facilities – that sort of thing. This is not a new…

Tyler Warman For the Lakeside Leader Last week an article came out in the local newspaper that talked about a new path forward for the Legacy Centre. For me, I don’t believe the article did a good job illustrating what…

Richard Froese South Peace News Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is back on Feb. 14, a time for love and romance. After that, Family Day on Feb. 19 brings families of inter-generations and communities together. Valentine’s Day and…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services February is Heart Month – and it’s a good time to learn more about how to be heart-healthy. You can help keep your heart and blood vessels healthy by taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle.…

Hey, how about that Jesse Roper show the other night? Pretty hot stuff and the opening act was impressive too! That was Ian Rossiter and the Hot Club of Zama, a local group. And the title of best-tasting ribs in…
Otters

Wesley Benson has been spending time down by the river with a zoom lens and this is one of the results – a couple of otters poking their noses out of air holes in the ice.

Colin Craig Canadian Taxpayers Federation The Alberta government regularly boasts about the carbon tax rebate cheques it has been sending out to Albertans. But with any rebate cheque that arrives in the mail from the government, taxpayers would be wise…

Maxwell DeGroat Troy Media Health Canada’s consultation with Canadians on the regulation of marijuana is down to its final days. But what exactly does the government wants us to comment on? Do officials want us to question the stated objectives?…

File #2018-43516 On Jan.10, 2018, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., someone stole a black Ford F250 pickup truck from the parking lot of the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre in Slave Lake. The truck has the Alberta…

The Stanley Cup has come to Roland Michener School! (says Linnea Jones, in an email to The Leader. “Or rather, Owen Pearson couldn’t wait for the Oilers to deliver it, so he built his own Stanley Cup during his senior…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express Justin Trudeau is a great champion of diversity in matters of ethnicity, gender and superficially at least, religion. However, he steadfastly refuses to accept anything outside the precincts of his own ideological position. In fact,…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader T4s should be filed for the 2017 year and given or mailed to all employees by February 28, 2018. The penalty for failing to file an information return or to distribute to recipients…

Kadin Pochynok, of the Athabasca Ukrainian Folk Dance Club, performed a solo dance routine during the Ukrainian Night held at the Smith Community Hall on Jan. 13. Pochynok also performed dance routines as part of the 13-18 age group earlier…
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The 7 to 8-year old age group of the Athabasca Ukrainian Folk Dance Club performed a dance routine at the Ukrainian night event held at the Smith Community Hall on Jan. 13.

We hear Linda Beeston is shutting down her fabric shop in Slave Lake. Patchwork Fabrics was in business for many years in two or three locations in town. All the best to her in her future endeavours! * * *…
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The 13 to 18-year-old age group of the Athabasca Ukrainian Folk Dance Club made the trip down to the Smith Community Hall to perform a dance routine for the Ukrainian Night on Jan. 13.

Dear Editor: Like many Albertans, I am keenly aware of what this province has given to me and to my family. We love Alberta and want the opportunities that we experienced to be available when our grandkids have grandkids. Throughout…