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Submitted Victims and survivors of crime have been through traumatic experiences, but many use their personal resilience to move beyond their victimization and to create positive change. May 28 to June 3 is Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Victims…
Acting up at school

Superheroes invaded Roland Michener Secondary School’s senior high gym last week. Grade 8 students from Mrs. Ottenbreit’s drama class channeled their inner caped-crusaders and put on a short one-act show titled ‘Superhero Issues.’ The Grade 10 class performed ‘13 Ways…

To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen and teacher regarding an (editorial) published in the May 17, 2017 edition of the Lakeside Leader. I was flabbergasted to read the title “Overkill by ATA” concerning a…

Open letter to Municipal District of Lesser Slave River: Individuals and groups around Lesser Slave Lake have been concerned about the Swan Hills (hazardous waste) Treatment Centre (SHTC) since before it opened 30 years ago in 1987. When the Keepers…

So… how was your long weekend? A lot of us were asking that question after one of the nicest Victoria Day weekends in a while. Campgrounds must have been packed, judging by the convoys of holiday vehicles on the highways.…

Updates M.D. council on staffing, crime trends, enforcement priorities Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy made what might be his last regular update on policing issues to M.D. council last week. ‘Might,’ because although he has been…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 24, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Lorraine Keysepapamotew appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of failing to comply with an…
Kids’ News from Smith School

Alexia and Lucas For the Lakeside Leader Good morning everyone! This is Alexia and Lucas, your Smith School Kids’ News Reporters, and here is this week’s Kids’ News. This is the last week of May! We only have one more…

Donating $500 recently to the Canadian Tire Anglers Cup were SL Ford, Whitecap Chev Buick GMC, Slave Lake Chrysler and Slave Lake Dental. The big tournament goes June 16 and 17.
Skipping for a cause

E.G. Wahlstrom School students got their heartbeats up last week during a Jump Rope for Heart event at the school. The Leader hears the kids fundraised around $11,500, which will be going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader There’s a new Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) co-ordinator at the Town of Slave Lake. Her name is Haylie Millard and she started last month. “Before moving to the FCSS role I was the program…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Over the past three weeks, I have explored reasons to attend church: a moral compass, a reality check, and relationships, but there is another one: service. I have listened to many organizers around…

Jeff Burgar (Reprinted from the High Prairie South Peace News) It’s no secret the Alberta economy was in the tank the past two years. Store and restaurant sales dropped. Travel dropped. In fact, just about everything dropped, except perhaps collection…

Richard Starke MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster Wayne Drysdale MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti The Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) recently came to an agreement with the government on a renewed employment contract for teachers across Alberta. This deal is retroactive to September 1,…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Now that summer is around the corner many individuals will be considering taking advantage of the warm weather and hitting the greens. Before you take out your business debit card to pay for…

Commentary by Tom Henihan One of the first casualties of ludicrous, self-indulgent trends is language. To announce the latest asinine attempt at defying propriety and commonsense, a new linguistic mutation must be imposed on an already overburdened and desecrated English…