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“You should print something negative about the town,” says an acquaintance of your Page 9 correspondent. Never mind mere criticism. Outright negativity is what he wants. Why in the world we would want to do that is a good question.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Several years ago, The Leader asked some people who didn’t grow up in Slave Lake about their first impressions of the place, or more specifically the name itself. We published some of the results of that…

Commentary by Gord Fortin The United Conservative Party (UCP) leader Jason Kenney made his way to Slave Lake during the Family Day long weekend to speak with constituents. There is no doubt that those unsatisfied, putting it quite mildly, with…

Brandy Walters FireSmart Coordinator You’ve seen articles in the paper; maybe you’ve seen a tent at an event. Quite possibly you’ve been invited to ‘Like’ FireSmart Lesser Slave Region on Facebook. These things are happening so you can be informed…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Fitness helps you feel better and have more energy for work and leisure time. You’ll feel more able to do things like playing with your kids, gardening, dancing, or biking. Children and teenagers who are…

Times have been better in the newspaper business. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that we appreciate all your support. * * * * * We hear the town has been getting lots of questions about that…

Chris Clegg South Peace News I usually do not let the weather get to me. We live in the frozen north, so we have to expect a little cold. The crazy weather the last week had pushed me over the…

If you’re going to show up at the wrong time for a meeting, we’ve found it works much better to be early than late. We’ve had plenty of experience with both – somehow getting mixed up as to the right…

To the Editor: Since the Liberals were elected in 2015, major capital investments in Canada’s resource sector have significantly declined due to regulatory uncertainty. Now the government is proposing the creation of new regulatory burdens, which when combined with a…

Joe McWilliams Oldtimers like to talk about the ‘good old days’ as if everything is getting worse. In some ways it probably is, but one thing is for sure, some types of wildlife are more abundant in the 2000s than…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Eating disorders are common and take many forms, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Experts believe that a number of physical, psychological, cultural, and social factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder.…