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Regional commentary by Joe McWilliams It’s getting harder to find veterans of foreign conflicts that we haven’t already interviewed. That is probably a good thing. In the 1990s, when I started doing this job, there were a lot of Second…

Break out the longjohns, baby, because it’s cold out there. Or if it’s not right now it soon will be. But enough said about that. This just in from the RCMP in Spirit River. Bullet holes in a rural residence…

October 28, 2019 Round table discussion The bulk of the Chamber of Commerce meeting was a round table discussion. The topic was “what are the biggest business issues you are facing right now and what would you like to see…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader In the third week of August, M.D. councillors were expressing concern about wet conditions and predicting dire results for the harvest. “If we get two months of real dry weather starting now we can salvage some,”…
Purple Tree and SL Speaks Out campaign to end violence

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader ‘Where to turn’ is the theme of this year’s Family Violence Prevention Month. Northern Haven Support Society board has two events in November. It is launching an ongoing campaign called Slave Lake Speaks Out and has…

Town needs to step up on homelessness To the Editor: Both the Bible and Gandhi say that the way we treat the ‘least’ or the ‘weakest’ among us is how we and our nations will be judged. In the Slave…
Local man recognized for innovation

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader George Charlebois of Wagner figures he’s the first person in western Canada to use drone technology to photograph cutblocks for forest products companies. It was new for them and new for him and far from certain…

Take a moment on Nov. 11 to say ‘thank you’ Dear Editor, I had the privilege of growing up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program which was started by war amputee veterans. Through Operation Legacy, which is made…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader What if I am missing receipts for my business? If expenses are recorded on your tax return that are missing receipts, and these items are brought into question during a review or audit…
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‘M.D. beautifies boat lunch’ says the headline on an ad on the M.D. page a couple of weeks ago. Okay, it’s not as if we don’t know what they were trying to say, but it is kind of funny. As…

Richard Froese South Peace News The federal election result is not what most people in Alberta and Western Canada wanted or welcomed. Most voters in the Conservative-strong provinces wanted to oust Trudeau and the Liberal government from office. Congratulations to…