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Apology and clarification for our readers From the Editor: The Lakeside Leader apologizes for the lack of clarity in the news story of June 26, 2024 titled ‘Bigstone Chief slams town councillor.’ The news story, as this quote from the…

Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation Thousands of people are hoping to hit the open road this summer and head to Drumheller to see the dinosaurs or to the Western Development Museum to learn about the olden days. There’s just one…

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar Lately, both my laptop and my work computer are acting up. Familiar with the Windows ‘Blue Screen of Death’ that shows up when something is wonky? Usually, it’s just a reboot and back to playing…
Letters to the Editor – from Pamela Porter

Choose freedom of choice on the land you own in the M.D. To the Editor: M.D. of Lesser Slave River Councillor Brad Pearson made a statement claiming people should be required to build a house before having horses on a…
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What’s a few zeros, more or less? Well, in the case of the item about Slave Lake Helicopters on Page 9 in last week’s Leader, we were only 198 million short in reporting the number of seedlings the company has…

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen ‘What’s new?’ is one of the hardest questions to answer. I realize that people are being polite and don’t need a sophisticated answer, but for some reason this question fries my brain. The second someone asks…
Remember when: The mystery of the dog tags in the trunk

Lyndsey Carmichael For the Lakeside Leader (This story originally appeared in six parts, on the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library’s Facebook page. ) Our story from the Archive today all started on September 1, 2020 in the basement of…
Letters to the Editor – from Carolyn Hoxie

Observations on the demolition derby To the Editor: I would like to congratulate the organizing volunteer committee on the recent Crash for Cash derby held at Slave Lake. Having organized business events on a large scale I can appreciate the…

We hear Slave Lake Helicopters is planning something to celebrate two million trees planted. You might wonder what a helicopter company has to do with planting trees; it supplies tree-planting crews with the seedlings, and must be keeping track of…

Vamini Selvanandan Alberta family physician You can’t get enough of a good thing. Or can you? In Canada, we use public funds to pay for diagnostic tests, surgeries and many medical treatments so it is natural to assume that more…