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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…

Richard Froese Spotlight Safety is a shared responsibility and when drivers and pedestrians make eye contact with each other, crossing the street is much safer. Pedestrian collisions tend to be higher in months with lower light and inclement weather conditions,…
Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…

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…

A legitimate-looking email to Northern Lakes College turned out to be something sinister, the college announced last week. Calling it a ‘phishing attack,’ the college said in a news release that it “resulted in the compromise of an administrative staff’s…

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…