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Beekeeping on a small scale near Slave Lake

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Between Slave Lake and Kinuso, there’s a honey sign two roads east of the Swan Hills turnoff. This sign for McLaughlin Apiaries has been up for forty years. The McLaughlins bought the farm down the road in…
‘Old fashioned’ baby names in vogue in Alberta

Noah and Olivia top the list Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In 2019, the most popular Albertan baby names were Noah and Olivia, says an Alberta government media release. Liam, Oliver, Ethan and Jack were also popular for boys and Charlotte, Sophia,…
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There’s probably no way to bring up this subject without offending someone, but………….. there are people doing voicemail messages who should not have that job. For that matter, there are people whose job is to answer phones who should be…
‘Covid ended an hour ago’

Commentary byRichard Froese “O Canada!” “The True North, strong and free.” “God keep our land glorious and free.” Those are some lines in our national anthem. Canada Day on July 1 traditionally kicks off the summer to celebrate our great…
Word of the Week Spanish Lesson Week 14

Let’s go! By Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts When asking someone to join us to go somewhere, we usually use the phrase: Let’s go!Vamos (vah-mohs). This means let’s go!. You can use it in the same context as…
‘Back to work bonus’ would help workers and small business

Arnold ViersenMP for Peace River-Westlock I recently joined my Conservative colleagues in announcing a new Conservative proposal to improve the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – called the‘Back to Work Bonus.’ As our province moves forward with its reopening plan,…
The big question about Alberta referendums is why?

Doug FirbyTroy Media Referendums have been the source of high anxiety and uprisings in recent years. Whether they’re a truly democratic way to make vital decisions that best serve the public interest is a matter of great debate. However, there…
Over here, everybody!

Jeff BurgarFor the Lakeside Leader Do you feel sorry for Jasper? The town, not Jasper the Bear! Both Jasper and Banff are tourist towns. Both are hard-hit by our provincial lockdowns. Hotels and restaurants are closed. Souvenir shops have no…
These things happen

Commentary by Jeff Burgar I was being “Karened.” Oh no! Of course, I didn’t know it was that at the time. Whatever! Something was happening. And I was the target, just as if I had a bull’s-eye drawn on my…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

To the Editor: Since last November and throughout 2020, our strengthened Conservative Opposition has been holding the Trudeau government to account and we will keep putting forward constructive solutions to get you the help you need. The GoodHere are a…
Letters to the Editor – from Linda Munroe

Hire somebody who knows trees and shrubs To the Editor:Re: Mr. Maddex’s concern for the elm trees and etc. Elm trees are very clean, do not drop fluff or stickiness and when left alone develop a graceful canopy. They don’t…
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Gordon Ferguson Sr. was running around town last week showing off (and in some cases giving away) his vine-ripened tomatoes. Impressive stuff and very tasty! Got any green tomatoes? asked one of the people in the office. ‘Oh, about 300,’…
Kinuso schoolteacher nominated

Richard FroeseFor the Lakeside Leader Kinuso School teacher Landon Fink is the High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The HPSD board nominated Fink for the prestigious award for Zone 1 of the Alberta School Boards Association,…
Boreal Forest is bustling with baby birds this season

Patti Campsall, Executive DirectorFor the Lakeside Leader The boreal forest is often referred to as North America’s bird nursery, and this week our researchers are observing lots of signs that birds are right in the middle of their nesting season.…