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Richard Froese Spotlight Albertans can now save on energy-efficient items in time for winter and Christmas. Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering in-store savings on outdoor timers for block heaters and holiday lights and programmable thermostats, as well as many other…

Spotlight Staff The educational landscape is in a mode of constant change, adapting and re-framing itself as new issues arise to the public conscious. Whether it’s curriculum-related, involves a dress code or new regulation regarding technology, schools are constantly required…

Spotlight Staff Volunteering benefits people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to children. Studies have indicated that teenagers who volunteer are less likely to become pregnant or use drugs. In addition, in a review of 60 studies on…

To the Editor: Norm Baker was the founding chairman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. He was a dirt-poor farm kid who joined the navy during WWII. After the war, he came home and learned to be an electrician, eventually starting…
RMSS awards cont’d

Junior high vice-principal Linnea Jones (front far left) poses with her students who were awarded for academic excellence. Girl power! Another round of RMSS kids who were awarded late last month for high grades in the 2016\17 school year.  

Arnold Viersen, MP Peace River – Westlock Deputy Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development The Liberals’ proposed tax changes are alarming to small businesses and families across Canada. I have heard from many individuals, agricultural producers, and business…

Nicola Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader You might be a typical Slave Lake resident who waits until the last minute to buy an event ticket. Maybe you’re hoping something better will come along. Maybe you’re waiting to see who else…

Mac Olsen Smoky River Express A century after the Red October Revolution, I am satisfied with the collapse of the Soviet Union – and that its communist government has wound up in the landfill. But what a surprise it was…
Story time

C.J. Schurter Elementary School students had the chance to unwind last week during a day of stories with storyteller Mary Ann Lippiatt. Pictured left are kiddos zoned in on Lippiatt’s story about rain and relaxation. Lippiatt is a professional storyteller…

Are companies obligated to tell you if their products were tested on animals? That question came up in The Leader newsroom last week, and of course we didn’t have the answer. As far as we know, a lot of products…
Rainbow shirts

C.J. Schurter Elementary School students sit along side employees from Boston Pizza and SL Dental earlier this month. The two companies sponsor the school’s ‘rainbow’ shirts that each kid wears at every school assembly.  

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s not everyday that a former Slave Laker and Roland Michener grad receives recognition at the Canadian Country Music Assoc. Awards. However, The Leader got wind that Kalsey Kulyk received the Canadian Country Music Assocation’s (CCMA)…

Len Ramsay For the Lakeside Leader Considered one of Canada’s next big acts, Port Cities, the Halifax-based band, will be playing at the Legacy Centre on lucky Friday, October 13th. Three established musicians -Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro and Breagh MacKinnon…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a very ‘sparrowey’ week at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory! Lots of sparrows of many species. Early in the week we experienced a couple days of rain that prevented us…