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Letters to the Editor – from John P. Knox

To the president of the UCP LSL Constituency Association To the Editor: When it became public knowledge that your MLA was one of six United Conservative Party Members who not only disobeyed instructions to stay in their residence, but left…
Court Report

Fraud sentence of 30 days equalled time served Slave LakeProvincial CourtDecember 23, 2020Judge J.K. Sihrapresiding At trial, Dakota Richard Auger changed his plea to guilty of fraud under $5,000. Four other charges were withdrawn.Auger was sentenced to 30 days and…
The Page

The first week in 2021, there were rumours that fishing had started up again.A Facebook post on January 4 said that all the fishing bait in Slave Lake was sold out. In a comment someone said that AG Foods in…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 37: How do you like your coffee? Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts People that work in a non-touristic coffee shops don’t usually speak English.How would you order a coffee with cream and no sugar?Today, you will learn…
Escape is no longer an option

Commentary by Chris Clegg Years ago, Zag and Zog went on a hunt to provide for their families. They put on all the bearskins to keep warm and danced to all the clan rituals before leaving. Then they foraged into…
Meet Noah, Sophia, Liam, Olivia, Oliver and Emma

Baby name fashions always changing Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Are people still having babies? That’s the rhetorical question posed on Page 9 of last week’s High Prairie South Peace News. Answer: of course they are! In fact the Slave Lake…
Letters to the Editor – from Stuart Taylor

Travelling MLAs are only mortals To the Editor: When a Roman general celebrated a military “triumph” through Rome, dressed in a glorious purple-and-gold toga suggesting royalty or even divinity, a companion or possibly a slave would stand beside him in…
Trudeau’s carbon tax short-sighted in so many ways

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media COVID-19 has had an impact on Canada’s food industry, but over time, resilience will prevail. However, the federal government’s pre-holiday announcement that it will increase the carbon tax to $170 per tonne by 2030 will have…
Cervical cancer screening

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. If you have a cervix, it is important to get cervical cancer screening. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and the types…
Sun-soaked vacations show why Albertans need recall legislation

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation Albertans have every right to hate the hypocrisy coming from United Conservatives who locked the province down and decided to vacation abroad. The government just plunged Alberta into its second lockdown. Families spent the holidays…
Letters to the Editor – from Audrey Massel

Thank you to the Woodards for many years in Slave Lake To the Editor: I recently heard of Dennis and Lorette Woodard’s plans to leave Slave Lake.They said “it is time” to move closer to their sons now living in…
Letters to the Editor – from Deb Schulte

New Year’s tax reduction strengthens seniors’ financial security To the Editor: Canadians are ringing in the New Year with another tax reduction from the federal government. They can now earn more before paying federal income tax. It’s another important step…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen, MP

‘Pioneer spirit’ alive in Peace River-Westlock To the Editor: Dear constituents, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone across our riding of Peace River – Westlock. Everything has been in flux. I feel we are extremely blessed to live…