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Faces of Rotary

When did you join?“Just this month. Two weeks ago.” Why did you join?“I haven’t been involved in anything for about two years, so decided it was time to get back involved in the community and meet new people.” What do…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson Week 25

Let’s watch a movie! Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Do you associate movies with popcorn? Who doesn’t? Nowadays, we wouldn’t picture a movie theatre without popcorn. Did you know that Mexican movie theatres have a station with a…
Later-migrating warblers have omnivorous eating habits

Sachi SchottFor the Lakeside Leader As we approach the autumn equinox, Slave Lake is beginning to see an influx of later-migrating birds, among them myrtle and orange-crowned warblers. A bird of many names, the myrtle warbler is technically the eastern…
The more mysterious the better

Commentary byJoe McWilliams Let’s be trivial for a moment and spare a thought for bigfoot. If he exists, his habitat is on fire right now. If bigfoot is ever going to be flushed out into the open, now would be…
Court Report

Drunk driving lands two people in prison; other convictions Slave LakeProvincial CourtSeptember 16, 2020Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Appearing by closed circuit video from Peace River Correctional Centre, Richard West Anderson (24) pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance.On August 17,…
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This Friday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 to about 8 p.m., volunteers are needed to do a survey of homeless persons in Slave Lake. Groups of two or three will conduct the survey throughout town. Volunteers will meet at the Slave…
Weak oil and gas investment still plagues Canada

Mark Milke and Lennie KaplanTroy Media Over the past decade, one oft-heard claim is that oil and gas is a ‘sunset’ industry, where investment in Canada can be expected to decline given a worldwide flight from oil and investment. However,…
More lessons about COVID-19

Commentary byRichard Froese Students are back in classes as the coronavirus pandemic continues.Although not all students are at school as some families chose to keep their children at home and learn online connected to their teachers. As full-time classes are…
Court Report

Poop and knives: two men convicted of crimes Slave LakeProvincial CourtSeptember 9, 2020Judge A. Chernekpresiding Cody Thomas Kirkland (31), of Edmonton, pled guilty to mischief damage under $5,000. One charge was withdrawn. In August 2018, in the early morning, Kirkland…
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Northern Lakes College is holding two online Alberta Culture Days events on Sept. 16 and 23. At 4 p.m. on both days, Stan Isadore will speak about Exploring Indigenous Traditions and Teachings. Isadore lives in Slave Lake and is a…
Local animal collection used in grizzly research

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The biggest value of the Eben-Ebenau collection is scientific, says Roland Eben-Ebenau. A few years ago a grad student at the University of Alberta contacted him to see how many grizzly bear skulls were in the…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 24 – Fall season 2 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Don’t you love fall colours? It is beautiful to drive around and enjoy gold and red trees.Today you will learn some fall colours in Spanish. Amarillo (ah-mah-ree-yoh)…
Bird report: Owl banding begins

Sachi Schott For the Lakeside Leader On September 1, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory began its fall owl banding program. While we never capture huge numbers of owls, this year had an especially slow start – it wasn’t until…