Health and wellness: You can control your thoughts Part 1

Candace Brown, registered psychologist Northern Alberta Psychological Services Our brains are unique organs. For example, we cannot control our metabolism through just our thoughts. Neither can we control the functioning of our livers or kidneys. Likewise, we cannot influence our…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Did you know that Canada has one of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease in the world? It is estimated that a new person is diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) every 48 minutes…

Cory Hare Reprinted with permission from the ATA News The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is calling on the government to pause piloting of the K–6 social studies curriculum in order to better integrate feedback from teachers. Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides…

Commentary by Chris Clegg It is no surprise that simple items such as pictures or historical artifacts, or even smells, can trigger a person’s memory. Such was the case for me when I visited Triangle Hall May 2. The host…

The other front page article on the May 24, 2023 Lakeside Leader was about the three candidates in the 2023 provincial election. United Conservative Candidate Scott Sinclair won that election. People can stop by his constituency office to let him…

A year ago, the top front page headline in the Lakeside Leader was ‘Wildfire crisis continues: new ones near Smith.’ Alberta Wildfire is still monitoring seven wildfires in the Slave Lake Forest Area from the 2023 wildfire season, and our…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Members of the homeless shelter advisory council were some of the spectators at the May 14 council decision on a long-term location for the shelter. The possible creation of this council was mentioned in the fall,…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Homeless encampments and a long-term location for the homeless shelter have been part of public debate lately, much of it on social media. Part of this is various rumors about the number of unhoused people in…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Some time in the future, Slave Lake may be the pilot location for a mobile provincial response to homeless encampments. Since January 2024 and ongoing, the Government of Alberta has had a Navigation and Support Centre…

Leader staff A five-year-old died in a motor vehicle collision by Westlock. She was from Westlock, with relatives in Canyon Creek. On May 14, 2024, around 8 p.m., Westlock RCMP were called to a collision on Hwy. 2 north of…
Treaty 8 joins Woodland Cree dispute with Obsidian

Chris Clegg and Susan Thompson For the Lakeside Leader Woodland Cree First Nation (WCFN) has received support from the Sovereign Nations of Treaty 8 in its dispute with Obsidian Energy. Sovereign Nations held a news conference in Peace River May…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On May 15, 2024, a provincial bill which would add party politics to municipal elections hadn’t passed yet, but was likely going to. M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve Murray Kerik wasn’t pleased with the idea.…