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Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 38: What would you like to do after COVID? Lili Normand Expresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is all over? What do you daydream about between Zoom meetings, laundry folding, dish…
Choose escape and engagement

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen Last week in this space, Chris Clegg decried the invasion of serious causes within typical avenues of escapism. On the one hand, I agree. With COVID, social unrest, and economic uncertainty, it would be nice for…
The moral stain on Canada’s        tech sector

MP Shannon Stubbs MP Arnold Viersen On November 27, 2020, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times wrote “Children of Pornhub” and brought international attention to the biggest moral stain on Canada’s tech sector. For years, journalists in Quebec, and…
Some things to consider about using cannabis safely

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Are you thinking of using cannabis? Are you already using? Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short and long-term health risks. These include impairment, memory issues, mental health problems, lung damage, risk of…
Court Report

Judge tells man to ‘stop spending your family’s money’ on fines Slave LakeProvincial CourtJanuary 13, 2021Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Dylan Julian Noskiye was in custody. On his behalf, his lawyer entered guilty pleas to 11 crimes, many of them weapons offences.…
The Page

You’ll notice a slightly new design on the top of the front page of The Leader this week. The logo is bigger and the two ‘events’ boxes are gone. Why? Blame it on COVID! No events, so it was just…
‘Social enterprise’ in Slave Lake leaves its mark

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader A public company which started as a ‘social enterprise’ in Slave Lake in 1969 has closed. However, many of the buildings it built are still being used in Slave Lake. In early November 2020, SpruceLand Properties…
Meet Noah, Sophia, Liam, Olivia, Oliver and Emma

Baby name fashions always changing Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Are people still having babies? That’s the rhetorical question posed on Page 9 of last week’s High Prairie South Peace News. Answer: of course they are! In fact the Slave Lake…
Letters to the Editor – from Stuart Taylor

Travelling MLAs are only mortals To the Editor: When a Roman general celebrated a military “triumph” through Rome, dressed in a glorious purple-and-gold toga suggesting royalty or even divinity, a companion or possibly a slave would stand beside him in…
Letters to the Editor – from John P. Knox

To the president of the UCP LSL Constituency Association To the Editor: When it became public knowledge that your MLA was one of six United Conservative Party Members who not only disobeyed instructions to stay in their residence, but left…
Court Report

Fraud sentence of 30 days equalled time served Slave LakeProvincial CourtDecember 23, 2020Judge J.K. Sihrapresiding At trial, Dakota Richard Auger changed his plea to guilty of fraud under $5,000. Four other charges were withdrawn.Auger was sentenced to 30 days and…
The Page

The first week in 2021, there were rumours that fishing had started up again.A Facebook post on January 4 said that all the fishing bait in Slave Lake was sold out. In a comment someone said that AG Foods in…