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St. Mary’s teacher receives excellence in teaching award

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Tiffany Seymour is the 2019-2020 recipient of the St. John Bosco Excellence in Catholic Education Award for the Living Waters Catholic School Division. Information Seymour received about the award says, “The Excellence in Catholic Education Award…
Agencies prep for fire season, during COVID

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader March 1 marked the start of fire season in Alberta. As of March 24, there have been no wildfires in the Slave Lake Forest Protection Area. The fire danger remains low, but in the next few…
Looking for fun in the lockdown

Commentary by Joe McWilliams What to do, what to do. That’s what many of us have been trying to figure out in these new and strange circumstances of isolation. No more crib games at the coffee shop. No more friends…

Government support is on the way. It may already be here, but there were problems applying early on. A lot of this had to do with the overwhelming numbers applying for the one-time financial assistance, or for employment insurance. The…

The spread of COVID-19 is such that it appears unstoppable. In spite of all the measures to contain it, the numbers keep galloping upward. But it isn’t unstoppable. And it’s not as if all this isolation and disinfection stuff isn’t…
No magical powers

The spread of COVID-19 is such that it appears unstoppable. In spite of all the measures to contain it, the numbers keep galloping upward. But it isn’t unstoppable. And it’s not as if all this isolation and disinfection stuff isn’t…

Support for business means support for employment. The provincial and federal governments are offering that, given the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 virus. The numbers of layoffs being talked about are shocking. Even unprecedented, which is a word…
Coping with the kids at home

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of people are stuck at home with kids that would normally be in school or daycare for part of the day. How are they managing? We asked that question of a couple of random…

March 25, 2020 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council’s March 25 meeting took place mainly via live-streaming technology. Reeve Murray Kerik and councillor Brian Rosche were in the council chambers. CAO Allan Winarski and recording secretary Lana Spencer were participating via…
How’s it going? The COVID story continues

Leader staff If there was good news locally in the COVID-19 saga last week it was the number of cases not going up. Slave Lake had three pretty much all week. Provincially the numbers kept climbing, at about 60 or…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader An amount (other than a taxable capital gain) is subject to tax in Canada only if it is derived from a source of income. This is generally straightforward except in cases where there…

Jeff Burgar High Prairie It’s cool again to be a farmer. Or a plumber. Or somebody who bolts or nails things together. Let’s backtrack. For a long time – too long in fact – the thinking was school students would…

Peter Stockland Troy Media The Quebec government recently ordered the province’s cathedrals of commerce – also known as shopping malls – to close. The edict followed another imperative obliging all places of religious worship to lock their doors. Yet Prime…

Vanderwell seniors’ lodge in Slave Lake is running low on important supplies for its residents. Rebecca King, who sits on the regional housing authority board, issued this plea on social media on the morning of March 31. “Ok Slave Lake…
Grouard man dies from COVID-19

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Grouard and the High Prairie region is mourning the loss of Shawn Auger from complications from the COVID-19 virus. Auger died March 30, a family member announced on Facebook. “It is with much sadness that I…
March 30 COVID-19 update: five new deaths, one in North zone

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In addition to the death announced yesterday, today, five people died from COVID-19, said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, in March 30th COVID-19 video update. One of today’s deaths was a man in his…