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Moderating SL community discussion a full-time job

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Slave Lake community discussion on Facebook has become an important part of the Slave Lake community. Sharon Watchel didn’t start the page, but has been the sole moderator for the last three or four years. Moderating…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s either been an explosion in the black bear population in northern Alberta, or the bears are just getting bolder about coming into towns looking for food. Or both. Either way, there are lots of them…
Falconry an ancient (but inefficient) form of hunting

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In answer to the question “would hunting with a falconry bird increase my chance for success?” Alberta Falconry Association (AFA) frequently asked questions (FAQ) says,“No! Next to throwing stones, falconry is probably the least efficient of…

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…

Drug trafficking, to abandoning edible moose meat Slave Lake Provincial Court September 11, 2019 Judge R. B. Marceau presiding In custody in Slave Lake, Bobby Gene Carmichael pled guilty to a reduced charge of theft, possession of property obtained by…
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Here’s something we didn’t know: Jamaica not only has a national men’s ice hockey team, it won a recent tournament in Florida and is shooting for inclusion in the Olympics. What next? The news comes via Icedogs’ coach Brian Noad,…

Peter Menzies Troy Media Canada’s creative lobby may have turned its back on the world but that doesn’t mean Canadians are joining them in their quest to hide behind a big wall of regulations aimed at protecting them from foreigners.…

Marlin Schmidt Environment & Parks Critic Alberta’s Official NDP Opposition The wise allocation of water in Alberta is essential to the sustainable development of an economy that works for all Albertans while preserving our precious natural heritage. In 2007, Alberta…
Building the Slave Lake trail system

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The late Gerry Allarie had a lot to do with the establishment of Slave Lake’s popular paved trail system. This was in the latter part of the 1990s, when he was mayor. Allarie’s role has been…