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Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 47: Spring cleaning – Part 1 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts In Canada, spring is the perfect time to scrub, sweep and store away your winter stuff for another year.In many countries in Latin-America people do not…
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April 5 to 9 was National Wildlife Week. The Canadian Wildlife Federation is offering free black-eyed susan seeds and has various ways that people can be involved in supporting wildlife. The 2021 theme is #DoMoreForWildlife. It was started in 1938.…
Court Report

Man learns to attend court after being in custody, says defence Slave LakeProvincial CourtMarch 31, 2021Judge G.R. Ambrosepresiding Dwayne Mark Noskiye (32) appeared via closed circuit video from Edmonton Remand Centre. He pleaded guilty to three crimes. The Crown prosecutor…
Cold weather in late winter/early spring is very welcome

(If you want the mountain pine beetle to be slowed down) Jennifer MacCormickFor the Lakeside Leader Mountain pine beetle (MPB) larvae spend the winter under the bark of pine trees. They are able to do this because they produce ‘antifreeze,’…
Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Notebook

March 29, 2021 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Shop local In November and December, Slave Lake Veneer and Slave Lake Pulp approached the Chamber about gift vouchers for their staff, said Kimberly Hughes, Chamber executive administrator. Over six to eight weeks,…
Help for a common skin disease

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea (say ‘roh-ZAY-shuh’) is a common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30. It causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Some people get little bumps…
Those silly, crafty groundhogs

Regional Commentary by Jeff Burgar If groundhogs are on any payroll anywhere, probably many people responsible for hiring are thinking of de-hiring those fuzzballs.The problem of course, is winter. At the end of March last week, winter was very obviously…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

Thank you to elected officials in Peace River – Westlock To the Editor: (On March 25, Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen used his one-minute statement in the House of Commons to express his deep gratitude for the hard…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 46: Turn it on Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Turn the TV on and turn the lights off, please! Do these expressions sound familiar to you? You have probably asked your partner or your kids to turn…
Navigating intersections of self

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen The intersection of Highway 88, Caribou Trail, and the Sawridge Travel Centre in Slave Lake and Sawridge First Nation scares me. The highway goes north. Caribou Trail and the gravel road on the east side of…
When will Canada start to stand up to China?

Andrew Pickford and Jeffrey CollinsTroy Media Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden joined his Japanese, Indian, and Australian counterparts at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (or Quad) summit. This informal grouping remains the most powerful collection of countries focused on confronting…