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Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Three times at its annual organizational meeting on Oct. 23, M.D. of Lesser Slave River council resorted to pulling names from a hat. That was after the secret ballot method ended in a tie. In one…

Nov. 6, 2019 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chop shop uncovered One of the more interesting tidbits in the RCMP presentation to council was about the discovery of a ‘chop shop’ at a property on the Old Smith Highway. Staff…
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The Leader continues to get around. This time the Lehmans – Aaron and Winnie – took a copy of the paper to Amish Country in (or near) Shipshewana Indiana, which is where Winnie comes from. They also sent photos of…

Fifteen guilty pleas gets 360 days in jail, seven fines Slave Lake Provincial Court November 6, 2019 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Appearing via closed circuit video from Edmonton Remand Centre, Mitchell Noskiye (18) pled guilty to 15 crimes. These included…

Submitted Alberta RCMP remind drivers not to leave their vehicles idling while unoccupied. When the temperature drops, police see an increase in stolen vehicle incidents while leaving them unoccupied. Alberta RCMP have estimated that about 33 per cent of all…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A survey of the public on questions of Town of Slave Lake service levels and their tax implications took place recently. The results had been compiled into a nifty slide show and were presented to council…

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federatio The United Conservatives promised to balance the budget without raising taxes, but buried in the recent budget is a sneaky, backdoor income tax hike known as bracket creep. Bracket creep happens when governments don’t move…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services If you haven’t personally had a fall or fall-related injury, you likely know of at least one colleague, family member or friend who has. It’s fairly well known that as people get older, they are…

Jeff Burgar High Prairie Figures don’t lie. But lies come from figures. So the wise words go. Looking at federal election results gives just about anybody ideas to be happy or sad about. There are many interesting interpretations. For my…

Commentary by Chris Clegg Let’s be honest. Is there any more silly celebration than dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy? Sheesh! No matter. As long as people have fun in a safe way, who cares what…

Good luck to Alberta’s new Environment Minister Jason Nixon and his ‘Made in Alberta’ notion for saving the woodland caribou. It sounds nice, that ‘made in Alberta’ slogan. But in terms of actual solutions, it’s pretty meaningless. What it might…