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Commentary byPearl Lorentzen January 26 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The goal is to initiate conversations about mental health. This year, the commercials have upset people being approached by others who say ‘I’m here.’ Which is a lovely thought, but…
Court Report

Refusing alcohol test a crime Slave LakeProvincial CourtJanuary 12, 2022Judge M. B. Goldenpresiding Vanessa Orr (37), of Slave Lake, was not present, but her lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf to refusing to provide a breath sample for…
The Page

What’s up with the variable temperature readings? The thermometer outside the window says one thing. The computer says another. The office computer says yet something else. The EnviroCan website disagrees with all of them. Okay the thermometer outside the window…
Letters to the Editor – from Charlotte Adkins

Slave Lake 4-H weighs in charity steer To the Editor: Hello, this is the club reporter from the Northern Lights 4-H club. I wanted to give you an update on what our club has done so far. This year our…

Kevin LaceyTroy Media Another year and another New Year’s dominated by COVID-19. Restrictions on hockey games, travel and even community gatherings lead the news. While that diverts our attention, politicians are nickel and diming us with higher taxes. In 2022,…
Health and wellness: How destructive anger is created

Anger – Part I Candace Brown, Registered PsychologistNorthern Alberta Psychological Services Aristotle wrote, “Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in…

Commentary byChris Clegg I watched a TV show last week about the forests being cut down in Borneo. The show explained how the forests were being cut down at such an alarming rate there was little room left for the…
The Page

On January 4, at least one woman was spotted going into the post office in Slave Lake wearing a ribbon skirt. The Page reporter forgot to ask, but this was most likely for National Ribbon Skirt Day.A Métis Nation of…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams A notable feature of English Premier League soccer games these days is the anti-racism gesture just before kick-off. The players all take a knee and the announcer says something about there being no place for racism…
Court Report

Driftpile man gets 18 months for possession for trafficking Slave LakeProvincial CourtJanuary 5, 2022Judge R.B. Marceaupresiding Tyrone Paul Burt Isadore (34), from Driftpile First Nation, appeared via closed circuit video from Peace River Correctional Centre.Isadore pleaded guilty to possession of…

Navarro-GenieTroy Media The heartbreaking death of Nathanael Spitzer, the cancer-stricken boy from Ponoka, exposed a most callous streak in Alberta’s medical bureaucracy. There’s no forgiving how Alberta Health Services appallingly used a child’s death to promote yet more COVID-19 fear.…
Health and wellness: People-pleasing can become damaging

Candace Brown, Registered PsychologistNorthern Alberta Psychological Services According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of a people-pleaser is “a person who has an emotional need to please others often at the expense of his or her own needs or desires.”…
Christmas Bird Count a success despite the cold

Laura BrandonFor the Lakeside Leader On Sunday, December 19th, members and friends of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO) braved the frigid temperatures to venture out on the 27th Annual Slave Lake Christmas Bird Count. Local birdwatchers traveled on…