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April 16, 2024 · by Admin2015 ·  George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (Edmonton) – Revamped advisory councils blanketing the province will help ensure that the government understands and addresses rural health-care challenges while improving service, the health minister said April 15. Rural Alberta…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The former constituency assistant of Lesser Slave Lake MLA Scott Sinclair is now the president of the United Conservative Party’s Lesser Slave Lake Constituency Association. Chad Bowers got the job at the organization’s annual general meeting,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Town of Slave Lake needs to be ready to respond when emergencies happen. Last year it was hosting wildfire evacuees; this year it might be something else. Town Community Relations Manager Jillian Hutchings presented an…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

Will Trudeau listen to Parliament on the carbon tax? To the Editor After eight years, Justin Trudeau is no longer listening to Canadians or provincial premiers. The Prime Minister recently admitted that the last time he met with premiers about…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 9, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Programs and events Council got an update on programs and events offered by the town in the past six months or so, courtesy of Program Manager Laura Grottoli. To make a long…
The Page

That solar eclipse of April 8 was a bit of a bust, as far as anybody at The Leader office could tell. Not that we ever looked up at the sun to see if some of it was missing, having…
Wabasca students learn more about the forest

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Forest and wildlife summit gave youth a better understanding of their own backyard. Mistassiniy School in Wabasca was one of only 20 schools in Alberta accepted to attend Regenerate Forest and Wildlife Youth Summit from March…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 10, 2024 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader New in P&D Council was introduced to the newest M.D. employee, Samantha Dyck. She’ll be helping out in planning and development, a field in which she has considerable experience. Dick worked previously…
Kinuso students explore Europe

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader After a six-year wait, Kinuso students once again had a chance to explore Europe. From March 26 to April 7, Kinuso students and adults travelled in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France. “We usually try…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Fatigue is a feeling of physical and/or mental tiredness that affects your ability to perform at your best. You may feel fatigued because of overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. Any illness…

Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation The CBC just got another cash infusion from the Trudeau government and treated itself to a fresh round of bonuses. Cabinet documents show the government boosted the state broadcaster’s budget by $96 million, bringing annual…

Commentary by Chris Clegg I always liked to tease my Lethbridge Community College instructor Georgia Fooks (may she rest in peace!) by reminding her the best advice she ever gave was during the first day of classes; then it went…

The M.D. of Lesser Slave River council has been having quite a lot of meetings in camera lately. There are probably good reasons for this – or a least reasons that can be justified under Alberta FOIP rules. (That’s Freedom…

Leader staff A Slave Lake woman is facing charges of breaking, entering and assault, after an incident April 7 in the northwest part of town. According to the Slave Lake RCMP, on that date, of “a suspicious female trying to…
M.D. applying for funds to build fire guards

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s money out there to help pay for building fire guards around communities, and the M.D. of Lesser Slave River wants to get some of it. At its April 10 meeting, council got the lowdown on…