M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Sept. 11, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council’s meeting last Wednesday happened to fall on the same day as a visit to Slave Lake of Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer.…

Sept. 10, 2019 meeting Pearl Lorentzen For the Lakeside Leader “Flowing into Right Relationships” Jule Asterisk presented the Keepers of the Athabasca free monthly Indigenous information and reconciliation workshops. In response to the town’s request last time, she brought the…

Governments take too much credit when the economy is good and too much blame when it isn’t. Their job when campaigning for re-election (or election, if they are out of power) is to convince voters that they have the answers…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar Will Arnold Viersen love this column? Perhaps. Perhaps not. No matter. If you don’t know who Arnold is, shame on you. Unless you are in Grade 4 or less in school, or sitting in the nursing…
Justice minister pledges action on rural crime

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer was in Slave Lake on Sept. 11. It was one stop in a tour of the province to talk to people about rural crime and other related…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Leslie Penny from Barrhead has put her hat in the ring to be the Liberal candidate for Peace River – Westlock riding. She joins incumbent Arnold Viersen (Conservative), Peter Nygaard (Green Party) and John Schrader (People’s…
Series of reconciliation workshops start with climate action

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The first in a series of seven workshops called “Flowing into Right Relationships: Truth Comes Before Reconciliation” had less than anticipated attendance, but lots of useful information. Keepers of the Athabasca puts on the workshops at…

Leader staff It was over two years ago that the body of Nicole Robar of Spruce Grove was found floating in the Lesser Slave River. She had been murdered and dumped there. Three people were charged in the murder –…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Big Lakes County has taken steps to become more energy-efficient in its operations. At its Aug. 28 meeting, council set a target of 25 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2028.…

The Slave Lake Icedogs are in the final stages of putting together a Junior hockey team that will play its home games in Slave Lake this season. It’s been a long haul to get to this point, but it looks…
Game on! Federal election called – vote on Oct. 21

Viersen on the attack Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As you would expect, the incumbent MP for Peace River-Westlock was fast out the gate when the federal election announcement was made on Sept. 11. Team Viersen had campaign signs up and…