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Local pastor making a statement on domestic violence

‘Let’s talk about it,’ he says Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader People who know Pastor Blessing Shambare of St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church know him as a scrupulous shaver (among many other things, of course). No facial hair shows up anywhere, ever.…

Richard Froese South Peace News The countdown is on for Christmas and excitement is growing, especially for children. Many people seem to be so busy around this time of year, perhaps too busy. Amidst all the hustle and bustle and…

Guilty plea results in $2,000 in fines, $2,000 peace bond Slave Lake Provincial Court November 27, 2019 Judge G.W. Paul presiding In a case that was due up for trial, Robie D. Jacobsen instead made things easy on everyone involved…
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Show off your rack! That’s what the Smith School Travel Group says, and what it refers to is a horn-scoring event, coming up in January. It’s also being called an ‘antler show,’ and is a fundraiser for the school group…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader As we are nearing the end of the calendar year, it is time to consider some tax planning options to engage in, in order to reduce one’s tax liability. A capital gain arises…

Fergus Hodgson Troy Media If there’s one near unanimous consensus among economists, it’s that free trade increases productivity and boosts growth. The flip side is that tariffs, quotas and other trade barriers generally reduce welfare. A recent study by the…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation With Alberta taxpayers being overcharged by $10 billion every year and the government’s debt climbing by $1.7 million every hour, it’s time for the provincial government to bring its pay scale in line with other…

Three first-time-offenders, one convicted of 7 crimes Slave Lake Provincial Court November 20, 2019 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Lucas Jeremy Laboucan (22) appeared via closed circuit video from Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre to plead guilty to seven counts. Laboucan had…

Something popped up in a notice about somebody passing away that appeared in The Leader a few weeks ago. We’d never seen anything like it and wondered if the funeral home got the wording wrong. We even called their office…
Local family makes comic expo costumes for years

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Terry Drewniak, from Slave Lake, started making group costumes for the whole family after they went to Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo in 2013. He’s been making them ever since. “You almost stick out more if…

From the High Prairie South Peace News Local agricultural societies and rural utilities will get continued funding and support from the provincial government. This news comes from Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen. “With a difficult harvest, farmers can at…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar We are not expecting a new member to our family. At least, not a person! Even so, it’s always fun to look over last year’s most popular new baby names. An outfit called Namebaby goes one…

Ian Madsen Troy Media Andrew Leach, an energy and environmental economist at the University of Alberta, recently observed that a number of things challenge the oil and gas industry in Canada, particularly the oil sands sector. And some of those…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation Leaders at the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees have completely lost touch with reality. A document obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation shows the AUPE leadership started pushing the government for a 7.85 per cent…