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Lili Normand Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts There are three important expressions when greeting in Spanish. They are used depending on the time of the day and context. Buenos Días (BWAY-nos DEE-as) Literally means ‘good day,’ but translates as…
Coping with the kids at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of people are stuck at home with kids that would normally be in school or daycare for part of the day. How are they managing? We asked that question of a couple of random…
No magical powers

The spread of COVID-19 is such that it appears unstoppable. In spite of all the measures to contain it, the numbers keep galloping upward. But it isn’t unstoppable. And it’s not as if all this isolation and disinfection stuff isn’t…

Government support is on the way. It may already be here, but there were problems applying early on. A lot of this had to do with the overwhelming numbers applying for the one-time financial assistance, or for employment insurance. The…
Looking for fun in the lockdown

Commentary by Joe McWilliams What to do, what to do. That’s what many of us have been trying to figure out in these new and strange circumstances of isolation. No more crib games at the coffee shop. No more friends…

Court adjourned for the time being due to COVID-19 Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Leader readers may have noticed the lack of a Court Report in this and the previous paper. This is because the Alberta court system isn’t immune to…
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It’s official: the Rotary Club of Slave Lake has canceled its 777 event. Refunds are being organized, but due to the rules of the licensing organization (AGLC), will take a week or two. As for the Rotary NHL playoff pool…
When baseball was king

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s hard to imagine baseball being bigger than hockey in Canada. But that is how it was in many parts of the country in the 1950s and 60s. Baseball was a huge part of the culture;…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader An amount (other than a taxable capital gain) is subject to tax in Canada only if it is derived from a source of income. This is generally straightforward except in cases where there…

Peter Stockland Troy Media The Quebec government recently ordered the province’s cathedrals of commerce – also known as shopping malls – to close. The edict followed another imperative obliging all places of religious worship to lock their doors. Yet Prime…

Jeff Burgar High Prairie It’s cool again to be a farmer. Or a plumber. Or somebody who bolts or nails things together. Let’s backtrack. For a long time – too long in fact – the thinking was school students would…

What is the funnest thing you can do at home? Dear Lakeside Leader: The thing that I enjoy the most at home would be watching “Brooklyn 99” with my family. Jacob Derksen Grade 7, Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School To…