Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Last week, federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced new details about the federal government’s plan to grow Canada’s economy: hand out nearly a billion dollars in taxpayer money to a few businesses who are willing…

Lloyd Fischer Alberta Health Services It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every week. ATVs pose significant risk to all users and particularly…

Tom Warshawski and Mary Lewis Troy Media We shield our children and young teenagers from many things: overt portrayals of sex and violence on TV and in movies, drinking alcohol, smoking, owning guns and signing contracts, to name a few.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s a useful exercise, I’ve always found, to look at things from the other person’s point of view. You may not agree with what they do, say, or think – but at least you can understand…

A lot of fuss is being made about the proposed provincial electoral boundary changes. Too much fuss, in our opinion. The proposed change to the Lesser Slave Lake riding is not that great. The commission obviously tried hard (or is…

June 6, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Complaints and concerns Councillor Joy McGregor had a longer-than-usual list of topics she’d been hearing complaints about and passed them on to town manager Brian Vance in the form of questions. For example:…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The road condition maps on the Weather Network need updating, says Dennis Barton of Slave Lake. Why? Because they don’t include Hwy. 754 (from Hwy. 88 to Wabasca), Hwy. 750 (Grouard to Hwy. 88) or Hwy.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Peak Performance Hockey School, which is based in Slave Lake, is coming back to the community this summer with a five-day camp headed by former university and pro player Marc Hagel. After playing Junior hockey in…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s pose is called ‘side arm balance’ and helps gently stretch your body. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says begin sideways on your mat on your knees. “Extend your right leg out…

Earlybird volunteers at Songbird Festival on May 27 had pancakes, sausage and coffee ready for bleary-eyed birders. Thus fortified, visitors to the 22nd annual event went off on tours of the banding lab, went on bird ID walks, built birdhouses,…

MJ Kristoff of the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society leads a Songbird Festival group on a hike called ‘Nature’s Toolkit.’
Record falls at lifting competition

There were some impressive performances at the June 3 powerlifting competition at Champions Fitness in Slave Lake – none more so than Kaeden Ottenbreit’s new Canadian record in the bench press. Twenty-one competitors – about half of them from Slave…