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Last year right around now we were in a two-week heat wave where it was over 30 degrees Celsius pretty much every day and got into the mid-thirties a few times. Of course there are people who will cite 38,…

Leader staff Olivia has been the top name for girls in Alberta for nine years (2013-2021). This streak ties it with Ethan for the longest a name has been in the top spot. At the end of June, the Alberta…

Tyler ShandroMinister of Justice and Solicitor General On June 23rd, flanked by representatives from Alberta’s three self-administered First Nations police services, I was honoured to announce that Alberta will fund 15 additional officers to join the Blood Tribe, Tsuut’ina Nation…
Faith: Jesus as Saviour has many facets

Bruce McDonaldChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Slave Lake During the Easter season, I reflected often on the living reality of our Saviour Jesus Christ, His great roles as the Only Begotten Son of the Eternal Father, Creator of…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams One of the more encouraging assignments in a reporter’s yearly round of events is the high school graduation. This normally rowdy rabble, full of manic energy, mischief, weird fashion ideas and with a set of priorities…
Bird report: Brood patches, lay rates and incubation

By Robyn PerkinsLSLBO Bander-in-Charge As we finish our second period of MAPS, shifts in breeding conditions are plentiful. These changes give hints to each bird’s nesting activity without us having to find the nest. The most detailed clues come from…

For anyone who has been avoiding the pedestrian bridge by Schurter Park because it was closed, it is now open. The Gilwood Golf junior golf program is happening in July. There’s a 12 and under category and one for teens…
Faith: Indifference is the opposite of love

Damon RamerBethany Christian Fellowship in Smith What’s the opposite of love? If you’re like me, you would immediately say ‘hate.’ We view that as a pretty accepted and conventional concept. I think it is not right though. About 100 years…

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services In Alberta, all children under six years of age or weighing less than 18 kilograms (40 pounds) must be secured in an appropriate child safety seat that is properly installed in the vehicle. Proper use of…

Commentary byRichard Froese Many people have dogs for safety and protection. However, a rash of dog attacks in the Big Lakes County region has been anything but safe for innocent bystanders or people walking. For example, Gerald Barore was attacked…
Bird report The busiest spring for banding since 2012

Robyn PerkinsLSLBO bander in charge As June 10 concluded, so too did the 2022 Spring Migration Monitoring program at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. With daily coverage since April 18, arrivals and migration peaks have been documented for 160…
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The other day Debbie Anderson called to tell us a plaque had been dug out at the old St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church in Slave Lake. It says ‘In memory of Daniel Edmond Buck’, with a date in May of 1942.…

Minister Josephine PonAlberta Minister of Seniors and Housing As Minister of Seniors and Housing, I feel great responsibility for the safety and security of seniors.It is critically important that Alberta’s government raise awareness of the need to prevent and address…