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News from Roland Michener School Leader staff If you’ve been wondering what has been going on at Roland Michener School lately, you’ve come to the right place. Vice principal Linnea Jones was good enough to provide us with an update…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Canada’s federal Crown corporations are a motley bunch. A few, like the Bank of Canada, are mostly viewed as indispensable. Most, such as a litany of museums or port authorities, attract little attention because of…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave River I have been proud to watch Premier Rachel Notley travelling across the country over the past couple weeks to speak to national business and political leaders on the importance of pipelines to tidewater…

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar Every so often, we would get a phone call or a personal visit from one of our business people. He would say, “Hey, I’m having a big sale. Write up a story about it! And…

Will we talk about snow removal this week? It’s rough when you have a hard time getting through some spot where the wind has caused it to build up. Your Leader reporter actually got stuck in deep snow at 4th…

Just a few months ago Tyler Emes of Slave Lake was one of the stars of the Roland Michener School graduation class. The Leader said as much, noting that Emes won more scholarships than any of his classmates. He was…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 22, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Hi. I’m Frankie’ The Slave Lake & District Chamber of commerce president made the same pitch to M.D. council as she made to Slave Lake town council the week before. Francesca Giroux outlined…
Moving in

A family in Slave Lake received the keys to their new Habitat For Humanity home in Slave Lake last week. Pictured left to right in the new home on 12 St. SE are MLA Danielle Larivee, new homeowners Reginald and…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things usually get busy at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre as Christmas approaches and this year is no exception. Interim manager Lucille Cook tells us that application forms for the Santas Anonymous gift basket program…
‘All I want for Christmas is a home!’

The doggie, not Santa! She’s Rita, a pup found by the side of the road and turned over to the Animal Rescue Committee (ARC) of Slave Lake. A husky/shepherd cross, Rita was one of several dogs and even more cats…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Grasshoppers are no longer under control measures by Big Lakes County. However, programs to control coyotes and wild boars will continue. At its Oct. 25 meeting, council approved a recommendation by the Ag Service…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Carol Maitland broke her arm earlier this year. That wasn’t good for various reasons; one was that she couldn’t keep doing the ink drawings she loved so much and had gotten quite good at. “It’s called…