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Chris Clegg South Peace News An earthquake rattled the Peace Region at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 with its epicentre 29 km east northeast of Nampa. Varying reports of the intensity of the quake were reported as 5.2, 5.3, 5.8 and…
Still no date for LSL UCP nomination

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader If you like up-to-the-minute reports on Alberta politics, daveberta.ca is a useful website. Dave Cournoyer keeps a list of all the candidates in all Alberta’s provincial ridings, updated as information comes in. But he does make mistakes!…
A very festive December

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader It’s no surprise that December is shaping up to be a busy month, with lots of Christmas and winter-themed events. We’ve put together a list, for your convenience: On December 1, the Kinuso Library has free crafts…
Pulp mill gets a reprieve on crippling rate hike

‘A great relief’ Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Two forest products industry reps beamed into the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council meeting last week to pass on some welcome news. Brock Mulligan of the Alberta Forest Products Association and Shannon Fehr…
Students learn difference between conflict and bullying

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader The focus of Bullying Prevention Week at E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School (EGW) was on giving children the words to talk about their experience. Cristabel Encinas, EGW wellness coach, had a poster contest and provided information about the…
Federal bill amendments will impact hunters, says MP

Leader staff “Hunting rifles are not the problem,” says Arnold Viersen, Peace River – Westlock MP. On November 24, 2022, Viersen sent out a news release opposing the amendments to Bill C-21. The news release says the amendments “will ban…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Both High Prairie School Division (HPSD) and Living Waters Separate Catholic School Division have robust wellness programs. Both were also recently approved for mental health pilot projects by the Ministry of Education. In a news release on…
What’s happening with the Métis Nation in the area

Notes from the annual general meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Métis Nation of Alberta Region 5 is in a good financial position and moving forward with youth and other programs. Region 5 includes High Prairie, Slave Lake, Wabasca, Red Earth Creek,…

(Reprinted with permission from Windspeaker as part of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). Many more stories can be found at theregional.com.) Shari Narine,Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,Windspeaker.com As far as Eddy Tallman is concerned, his appeal to run as chief for…
Moonlight Madness – 2022!

The weather mostly cooperated, and hundreds (thousands?) turned out on Nov. 25 for the Moonlight Madness festivities in Slave Lake, a project of the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.
Comedic homecoming for teacher/comic Andrea Avery

Leader staff Andrea Avery will be doing her stand-up comedy routine at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake on Dec. 2. It’s a sort of homecoming for her, as she once taught at E.G. Wahlstrom School in Slave Lake, from…

It’s a tough decision every week in the weekly newspaper business, when facing missing persons reports. Nine times out of 10 (maybe even more), the person is found before our next paper comes out. Plus most of them are not…