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Tom HenihanSmoky River Express UCP leader Jason Kenney condemns anyone who has attempted to resolve Alberta’s pipeline impasse between the Federal Government, the Government of B.C. and the environmental movement. The anti-pipeline expansion activists are okay with oil flowing into…

If anyone can afford to stay on the high ground, politically speaking, it should be the United Conservative Party. It leads the polls and appears likely to win next spring’s election. So it was disappointing to see the new UCP…

If you’re wondering (okay – even if you weren’t) why municipalities are talking about not putting their public notices in the local paper, here’s why: the provincial government revamped the Municipal Government Act last year. The new MGA no longer…

Submitted Joey Landreth is nothing short of incredible on guitar. He’s a rocker, a song-writer and has a great voice. Called a “hot-to-trot” guitar god by the Toronto Star, his unique blend of electric bluesy rock is not to be…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The federal government has jurisdiction over harbours in Canyon Creek, Faust and Joussard. It wants to get rid of them, having no interest in recreational (as opposed to commercial) harbours. This is not news. It has been…
Be safe and smart about burning this winter season

Callie HermansonLakeside Leader Wildfire season is over, but it is still important to be smart about winter burning. Wildfire information Officer for Slave Lake Leah Lovequist says no wildfires have been reported for the 2018-2019 winter season. She says wildfire…

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader A man charged with setting fires to two downtown High Prairie businesses in 2017 is a free man. Christopher A. Trindle, 33, of no fixed address, received a 12-month sentence after pleading guilty in High…

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader A longtime church-owned cemetery near Kinuso will become property of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, county council approved a recommendation by administration to take over the ownership of the Swan Valley…

Dottie is a one and a half-year-old female collie mix breed. She is spayed and has all shots.  Dottie is a sweet shy girl who is nervous with new situations but learns quickly. She is very quiet and walks well on…

Francesca Giroux, CPAFor the Lakeside Leader As we are nearing the T4 deadline it is time to start gathering documents and tax receipts to aid in the preparation of your 2018 personal tax return. While you are at it why…

Leader staff High Prairie School Division’s Board of Trustees adopted a three-year plan at its Nov. 21 meeting. Topics covered include such things as Engaged Governance, Inclusion, Learning Technology, Assessment, Numeracy and Literacy. Taking the last of those first, the…
Soccer Tournament for a good cause

Callie HermansonLakeside Leader Slave Lake Adult Soccer will be hosting it’s third annual soccer tournament from January 25 to 27 at the Multi-Rec Centre Fieldhouse. Esther Bylsma, tournament coordinator for the Slave Lake Soccer Association, says this year they are…
Kodiaks come up short vs. Chill Lake

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Slave Lake’s senior women’s hockey team had quite the showdown with Sturgeon Lake on Saturday. The visitors ended up winning it by a 10 – 7 score. Playing with a short bench (11 players), the Kodiaks competed…