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Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader A restaurant at Strawberry Service re-opened July 9 after a short closure and order from Alberta Health Services. AHS shut the doors on Taste of Home restaurant July 3 after an inspection found numerous…

Ear plugs or not – change is in the wind To the Editor: Re: Commentary – Earplugs an apt symbol for Kenney’s heedless leadership. Oh how quick the opinion columnist has forgotten how the NDP were during their tenure of…

Former St. Mary of the Lake School teacher Annette Stevens was in touch last week with some news from the world of cupcakes and publishing. Or to be more precise, publishing a book about cupcakes. That’s what she did 25…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The other night as your reporter should have been sleeping an idea for a story occurred. It had to do with some of the strange and sometimes funny incidents that come up from time to time…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader From January to the end of April, Healthy Choices had no employees. Formerly called Healthy Choices for Moms and Babies, Healthy Choices provides support for any woman who is pregnant or has a child under one…

Germain Belzile Troy Media Economists generally agree that imposing a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the most efficient way to reduce them while minimizing the drawbacks associated with intervention. The devil, however, is in the details. And when…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader What is an RRSP and how does it impact my personal income taxes? An RRSP is a retirement savings plan that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You, your spouse or…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services World Hepatitis Day is July 28. Close to 300 million people around the world live with a hepatitis B infection. It is potentially life-threatening and is spread through blood or body fluids from an infected…

Looking on the bright side….. things sure are growing nicely around here. That of course includes weeds. But we’re looking on the bright side! It’s a great growing season so far. Hot and dry early, wet in June. August is…

Richard Froese Smoky River Express School is out, Canada Day is over and the summer vacation season for families officially starts. Summer is time for picnics and community events with plenty of food. That often creates a great amount of…

Use it and chuck it out. That’s the ‘disposable culture’ as it’s come to be known. It’s also become pretty well acknowledged in recent years that it’s stupid, wasteful and unnecessary. It’s just a habit we’ve gotten into because we’d…
Sharon Green retires after 40 years in daycare

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader June was farewell month for Sharon Green, retiring executive director of Slave Lake Child Care Society. The festivities started on June 5, when the staff surprised her with a ‘Christmas’ banquet. Christmas is Green’s favourite time…

Meth addiction fuels thefts and fraudulent 911 calls Slave Lake Provincial Court July 3, 2019 Judge G. W. Paul presiding Appearing via closed circuit camera from Edmonton Remand Centre, Daniel Ryan Kuhberg pled guilty to nine criminal charges for four…