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‘Quit taking my children away’

Driftpile residents taking a stand in crystal meth crisis Chris Clegg For the Lakeside Leader Driftpile First Nations Elder Marcella Estachikon knows first-hand the tragedy crystal meth can cause. “I’m here because I had a grandson. He took meth and…

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…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

July 9, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Signs, signs, everywhere are signs Signs dominated the first part of council’s July 9 meeting. The revamped sign regulations in the Land-Use Bylaw got passed. Then a policy on electronic signs was…
Local meetings will be part of Métis constitution building

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On June 27, 2019, the Métis Nation of Alberta signed a self-government agreement with the Canadian government. Established in 1928, the MNA divides Alberta into six regions. Region 5 office is in Slave Lake. Region 5…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader When you’ve got $23,000 to give away, and $55,000-worth of applications, there are some tough choices to be made. That’s what Slave Lake town council faced on June 9 in the latest round of Family and…

Submitted On July 7, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Desmarais RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery on Secondary Highway 813 south of Sandy Lake. The victim pulled over in his truck to assist two males that were…

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…
Communities celebrate Canada’s birthday

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Over 400 people attended, the 10th Annual Debbie Seppola Canada Day Parade in Canyon Creek. To celebrate the 10th anniversary the Canyon Creek Recreation Association, local businesses, Atco and residents raised funds to put 17 Canadian…