Faith: Jesus as Saviour has many facets

Bruce McDonaldChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Slave Lake During the Easter season, I reflected often on the living reality of our Saviour Jesus Christ, His great roles as the Only Begotten Son of the Eternal Father, Creator of…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams One of the more encouraging assignments in a reporter’s yearly round of events is the high school graduation. This normally rowdy rabble, full of manic energy, mischief, weird fashion ideas and with a set of priorities…

There’s no doubt a lot of people are in denial about all sorts of things. It’s inconvenient and uncomfortable to face some things head on, so the natural human tendency (apparently) is to come up with alternative stories to justify…

We like to give the benefit of the doubt, but this is a tough one to wrap the head around. Think about this for a minute. What if the council of the Town of Slave Lake or the M.D. of…
Slave Lake RCMP investigate damage to mailboxes

Submitted On June. 23, 2022, at 2:18 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP received several calls regarding Canada Post mailboxes being damaged around town. Mailboxes on 3 St NE, 2 Ave NW and 6 Ave NE have already been reported. Canada…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader (Report is compiled from the draft minutes, I.e. not officially approved, from the June 22, 2022 meeting, held at the Peerless Trout First Nation administration boardroom) Workshop in Osoyoos Council approved a Councillor Louis A. Cardinal motion…
‘Rural education shouldn’t be a secret’

Notes from the June 21 High Prairie School Division board meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader “Rural education shouldn’t be kept a secret,” said Tammy Henkel, HPSD vice-chair, at the June 21, 2022 High Prairie School Division board meeting. Henkel was talking…
Swan River First Nation has new chief

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader On Friday, June 24, 2022, Lee Twinn was voted in as the new chief of Swan River First Nation (SRFN). He beat out the incumbent, Gerald Giroux. Chief Twinn is joined on the council by Patrick Chalifoux,…
Slave Lake kids put on their business hats

Lemonade Day, 2022 Leader staff Slave Lake’s annual Lemonade Day did not get rained out, as organizers and participants might have feared, given the forecast for June 18. Business was brisk, as a dozen teams of youthful entrepreneurs set up…
Bird report: Brood patches, lay rates and incubation

By Robyn PerkinsLSLBO Bander-in-Charge As we finish our second period of MAPS, shifts in breeding conditions are plentiful. These changes give hints to each bird’s nesting activity without us having to find the nest. The most detailed clues come from…

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader In May 2022, Camrose – Drumheller eked past western Alberta for the lowest (best) unemployment rate in Alberta. For employment statistics, Slave Lake, High Prairie, Wabasca, Peace River, Athabasca, and the communities in between are part of…
New focus for Northern Haven outreach programs

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Since 1996, Northern Haven Support Society has helped women and their children escape domestic violence in Slave Lake. Throughout that time, there has been an outreach education program. This now has a new focus, because of a…