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The archive at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library continues to develop, thanks to donations of historical photos like this one from Aaron Lehman. It shows E.G. Wahlstrom School (Roland Michener didn’t yet exist; nor did the two Catholic…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Geoff Rosenstein has been with Roland Michener Secondary Schoolin Slave Lake (RMSS) for two years teaching math to students in Grade 7 and 8. Rosenstein decided he wanted to become a teacher and teach math because…

Submitted RMSS had an amazing last week. Here’s what we accomplished: Athletics: Sr. Boys Rams Basketball Team –  They had their first game against St. Francis Falcons on Nov. 26. Our Rams struggled early and were down at the half.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader All-inclusive resorts are popular; many bookings are for those, but when it comes to writing articles about travel, the resort side of things tends to get ignored. Why? Probably because by its nature it is unadventurous.…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Raising a kid isn’t easy. Having done so three times, I know all about the thankless chauffeuring, the sleepless nights caring for a child with the flu, the freezer-Tetris game to make sure…

To the Editor: Members of the Fourth Estate: Migrating across borders, according to the negotiated Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, is a right. Most recently Australia has declared it shall not sign. This decision follows those of…

It’s a good time of year for lots of things, and one of them, we’re told, is stealing parcels left on front steps. Apparently some delivery companies leave packages in such places when nobody’s home, providing a temptation hard to…
Pet of the Week

Opal is a two-year- old female mix breed dog. She is spayed and has all her shots. Opal lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. To view Opal please call Vanessa Bjornson, Vice-Chair of the Animal Rescue Committee, at 780-849-3225,…

South Peace News Red Earth Creek received in-person registry services in October as part of a pilot project to improve access to registry services for rural Albertans. According to a news release from the provincial government, the goal is to…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Recent studies have predicted that the Millennial generation (or Generation Y) made up 36 per cent of the workforce in 2014, replacing many Baby Boomers who have moved on into retirement. So what…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams A guy – supposedly a computer expert – was sent to our office once to sort out some problems we were having. It became apparent after a while that he was anything but an expert and…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Throughout the month of November, Community Futures has been set up inside the FIX. Coffee Bar & Bakery allowing community members to come chat face-to-face with business analyst Ron Rogers. Josh Friesen, Executive Director for Community…

Submitted Roland Michener Secondary School had a fast-paced, high-energy week last week. Here’s what we accomplished: Miss Keats and Mrs. Ries took several students to Edmonton last Friday and Saturday to attend a SAGA conference. The best part – they…

Steven Blue Troy Media Innovation is difficult to come by. It is a fleeting concept that eludes most companies. In fact, the odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than four per cent. And that is…

To the Editor: Don’t worry! The Group of Twenty (G20), composed of nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Buenos Aires (Argentina) November 30th and December 1st. By then, newspapers and media analysts will most likely…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation If your goal is to give a real boost to the economy, which of these options would you choose: increase taxes, run up a deficit, transfer money between governments or put your economic eggs in…