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Joe McWilliams Slave Lake Lakeside Leader What’s the most tedious topic of all? The weather? It’s a safe one, though. Maybe not as safe as it once was, what with that pesky climate change thing going around. But at least…
Peter Moore left his mark on Slave Lake and area

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s sixth mayor – Peter Moore – had a lasting impact on the community. For one thing, it was under his watch that notion of Slave Lake hosting an international festival of sport and culture…

By now you’ve probably noticed The Leader is not automatically showing up in your mailbox if you are an M.D. property owner. We’re not doing that anymore, but are, for the time being, making the paper available for free pickup…

Open letter to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle To the Editor: Congratulations on your decision to move to Canada. We as Canadians welcome you with open arms as we are always looking for young immigrant families to join us and…
Jan. 22 papers through the years

1974 First Nations and Metis in Driftpile First Nation and the Village of Faust protest rumours started by a CBC TV program that they were starving. They wanted equal time on TV to refute these claims. They held up signs…

Marni Kuhlman Alberta Health Services North/Edmonton Zone As families get back to regular routines following the holidays, germs, influenza and other viruses are still circulating, which can cause illness in school-aged children. An online tool can help parents manage common…

Alison Trollope Alberta Securities Commission A new year brings new investment opportunities, and investing is a great way for Albertans to achieve their financial and retirement goals. Some investments, however, are too good to be true – and the Alberta…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Non-refundable tax credits can be claimed on your personal income tax return to reduce your federal tax. However, if the sum of these credits is greater than your federal tax, you will not…

1974 People were reeling, with the new price of natural gas. It went up 5.7 cents per thousand cubic feet (mcf) making it cost 29.21 cents mcf. Slave Lake was growing. Construction exceeded $4 million in 1973. In 1970, it…

Richard Froese South Peace News Here it is, the start of a new year, a new decade. Will we have plenty in 2020? One thing is certain. The price of fuel went up, thanks to the new federal carbon tax…
Slave Lake women’s shelter fielded 500 crisis calls in 2019

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Northern Haven Support Society runs a women’s emergency shelter and community service program for victims of domestic violence in Slave Lake. In 2019, the shelter received 500 crisis calls. These were divided into 329 calls requesting…