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High school grads face the world

Commentary byRichard Froese Congratulations to all students who graduate from area high schools. It’s been a challenging school year as the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions continue. At least schools are able to hold graduation ceremonies. Only the graduating students and…
Court Report

Man receives 12-month probation for waving a hatchet Slave LakeProvincial CourtJune 16, 2021Judge G.W. Paulpresiding Keith Albert Auger (48) was sentenced for assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and resisting a peace officer. On June 29, 2020,…
The Page

Speaking of murals…. the story about Slave Lake’s murals – past and present – that appeared in The Leader a couple of weeks ago missed one. We were reminded via email about the Arctic Winter Games mural that appeared on…
Letters to the Editor

Tribute to 215 children To the Editor: Hearing the news that was found out in Kamloops, B.C. broke my heart as I am sure others are the same. I do hope that we can carry on with our lives when…
Letters to the Editor – from Chris Koch

War Amps key tag celebrates 75th anniversary in 2021 To the Editor: The War Amps begins its 2021 key tag mailing to Slave Lake residents this week, with the theme “You Are a Part of What We Do.” The campaign…
Native Plants: Tall lungwort

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Tall lungwort is one of the first plants to come up after a wildfire, says a University of Alberta info sheet. It is found from Alaska to Michigan with the Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in between.…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 53: Summer plans Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Are you ready for summer? In today’s lesson you will learn to talk about your summer plans in Spanish. Planes de Verano – (plah-nehs deh beh-rah-noh)This mean summer plans.…
Through the Years: Indigenous policing, bark carving, etc.

Snippets from June 2 Leaders 1993 Slave Lake hosted a conference on Indigenous policing.Attendees included the RCMP, Treaty 8 chiefs, youth justice committees, Indigenous elders’ advisory councils, Native Summer Student program participants, and the Aboriginal Constable Development Program.Established in 1990,…
Health and Wellness: Anxiety can be normal or unhealthy

Candace BrownRegistered PsychologistNorthern Alberta Psychological Services Everyone has anxiety, and we need it to survive. We all experience fear and worry when we are faced with specific events such as walking down a dark alley, preparing for an exam or…
Addressing medical staffing shortages

Tyler ShandroMinister of Alberta Health Recently, media reports have covered staffing challenges in Fairview, Boyle, St. Paul, Elk Point, Rocky Mountain House, and Westlock. Staffing challenges are not new to rural Albertans, who are familiar with the longstanding challenge of…
Help available for Albertans with ‘long’ COVID

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services Most people who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus fully recover. However, as many as one-in-four individuals are left with lingering physical, psychological, social and cognitive effects that can include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, “brain…
Native Plants: Strawberry, otîhimina

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Wild strawberry plants are very easy to spot growing on the edge and sometimes in the middle of trails. The Cree word for strawberry (berry) is otîhimina, says the KTC Elder Speaks app. To indicate the plant…
Bird report: Wrapping up spring migration

Robyn PerkinsFor the Lakeside Leader On June 10, the LSLBO’s Spring Migration Monitoring program of 2021 was completed. With coverage every day since April 17, we have successfully documented the beginning, middle, and end of migration for most species that…