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Dr. Nigel Rawson and Bacchus Barua Troy Media In a speech in May, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott talked about rising prescription drug prices and announced the launch of consultations on proposed changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is joining in with other libraries across Canada to host the TD Summer Reading Club. Library manager Lana Gutowski gave The Leader a rundown on the program specs…

Mac Olsen South Peace News So, the majority of Canadians have a low regard for President Donald Trump, if the results of the Pew Research Center’s survey are accurate. But their survey results mean nothing to me, as I have…

The worst thing anyone can imagine happened last week in Swan Hills. Somebody backing out of parking spot at a ball diamond ran over and killed a young child. There’s a lot of suffering going on over this and it’s…

Are economic predictions anything more than wishful thinking? We refer to the rosy ones – the type predicting robust growth based on $90 per barrel oil. Sometimes we think the so-called ‘experts’ put these out to see if they can…

June 28, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Membrane issues in Smith Drinking water quality issues in Smith were being dealt with, council heard. Water filtration membranes in the treatment plant were being looked at and replaced as needed. Water was…

It looks like we made a mistake in an edition of The Leader from a couple weeks ago. We forgot to mention that the Slave Lake Gun & Rod Club also played a big role in helping put on the…

Roland Michener Secondary School said goodbye and good luck to 69 graduates at a ceremony at The Gathering Place in Slave Lake on June 30. Pictured are valedictorians Kourtnee Burnett and Campbell Rea.  

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader After getting married or entering into a common-law partnership there are several steps that need to be taken with regards to your personal information on record with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If…
Canada Day!

Showing the colours in the Canyon Creek Canada Day parade.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Believe it or not, online shopping is one of the main reasons the post office is getting rid of box numbers for Canyon Creek and Widewater. Canada Post reps shared that news with M.D. of Lesser…
Bombs away

Jace Broadhead of the Slave Lake Lake Mosquito Heat swings at an Athabasca pitch in Pembina League action at Sinclair Fields on June 21 in gusty, cold wind. Athabasca won the game 9 – 3. The season-ending tournament was held…

Leader staff The Slave Lake Junior Heat baseball team improved to 7 and 5 on Sunday, with two wins over visiting Calgary North. The first game was close – won 4 – 3 by the Heat in a seventh –…

The Oilmen’s fun shoot took place at the Slave Lake gun range on Saturday.