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Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation We are losing billions of dollars because governments are getting in the way of pipeline development. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation calculated how much extra revenue the federal government would collect if a lack of pipelines…

Matthew Lau Frontier Centre for Public Policy During the recent Alberta election campaign, with the province’s unemployment rate remaining stubbornly high, the now-governing United Conservative Party proposed reducing the minimum wage from $15 to $13 for workers below the age…

Leader staff A former Slave Lake RCMP officer has been charged with assault, following an investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT). The incident in question happened in Slave Lake in September of 2017. Const. Licio Soares had…

Leader staff The Canadian Tire Anglers Cup returns for another year to Slave Lake. This year it takes place on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. The entry fee is $1,000 per team and the first 100 teams entered…
Dance performances by kids and the young at heart

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Despite the name, Dancin’ Kids teaches two adult classes as well as kids’ classes. Owners Heather Auger and Chelsea Lucas considered changing the name, Auger says. But both grew up dancing at this studio, so kept…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The latest from the Slave Lake Icedogs coach Todd White is four new signings for the team. This follows a prospects camp held at River Cree on the May long weekend. White says Kael Lamouche, Gerik…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Time flies like an arrow, the saying goes. But fruit flies like bananas. Except it turns out they don’t like them. I’ve done the scientific research. I never knew what a fruit fly was, but now…
Entrepreneurial display

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Grades 7 to 12 students in the life skills class at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School wanted to focus on entrepreneurship. Students showcased their new businesses at the Third Annual Culture Café at St. Francis…

May 23, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The regional tri-council meeting consisted mainly of sharing of information between the three parties – those being the Town of Slave Lake, M.D. of Lesser Slave River and Sawridge First Nation. Slave…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Grade 7 to 9 students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School are putting on a dinner theatre. “(Dinner theatre is) a different experience in Slave Lake,” teacher Neena Zacharia says. The goal is to make…

If it bleeds, it leads. That’s the maxim from the heyday of daily newspapers. Desperate for any edge over the other guy, big city papers would go for the gore wherever possible, on the theory that the more shocking it…