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Court Report

‘You can’t bother another liquor store, Mr. Auger?’ – judge  Slave LakeProvincial CourtSeptember 15, 2021Judge R.B. Marceaupresiding Harlon Donovan Auger (aka. Donovan Jared and Harlon Jared), 32 of Slave Lake, appeared from Edmonton Remand Centre. He pleaded guilty to various…
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Did you know that since 1980, Alberta has had a Litter Act?Part one is “litter on land, water, and ice” and Part 2 is “unsightly properties.”On September 1, the provincial government announced that people could now search for a company,…
Squeaky wheel gets the grease?

Commentary by Chris Clegg It is a council’s job to lobby for the betterment of its community as much as possible. It involves making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails and more. How successful each council is varies. Some are…
Letters to the Editor

Door-to-door food drive coming up To the Editor: It’s time to help replenish the cupboards at Slave Lake. We believe that families helping families is the quickest way to do that! On Saturday, September 25th, members of The Church of…
How to reduce our emissions without penalizing rural regions

Miguel OuelletteOlivier Rancourtand Krystle WittevrongelTroy Media Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is one of the big concerns of our age. The numerous diverging interests pitted against each other on this issue make it a real puzzler for policy-makers, though. After…
What to know about ovarian cancer

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer among women and people with ovaries in Alberta. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to learn about…
Faith: A story about seeking and finding faith

Bruce McDonaldThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In early 1978 my wife, our four-year-old son and I had just moved to Vancouver Island. My wife and I had each attended church as children. We wanted our young son…
One thing leads to another

Commentary by Joe McWilliams The older you get, it seems, the less interesting current events become, and the more time you spend reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ This is not helpful if you happen to be in the news…
Street Stories: Homeless man left home at 15

Part One of a series of stories submitted by members of the Slave Lake Homeless Coalition. Susan GiesbrechtFor the Lakeside Leader One of the goals of the Homeless Coalition is to bring the stories of people experiencing homelessness in Slave…
Court Report

Woman fined for breach of no contact condition Slave LakeProvincial CourtSeptember 8, 2021Judge D.R. Shynkarpresiding Rhonda Roxy Cardinal, of Edmonton, was not in court. Her lawyer represented her at sentencing for breach of conditions. Police found Cardinal and a man…
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The following came in after the publishing deadline for the Sept. 8 paper – regarding Sept. 30 – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Both Living Waters Separate Catholic Schools and Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School will remain open this…
Native plants: Aster

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Asters add a bit of lavender to the ditches and beside the trails from mid-August into early fall. It’s easy to tell an aster, but hard to tell which type of aster, as several grow in this…