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Commentary by Richard Froese Another school year is winding down and classes will be out for the summer. High school graduation ceremonies will take centre stage over the next several weeks to mark an educational milestone. Congratulations to all students…
Remember when?

A few years ago The Leader teamed up with the archive in the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library to run a series of historical photographs that had been donated to the archive. That lapsed for a while, but archivist…

Candace Brown, registered psychologist Northern Alberta Psychological Services There are many reasonslow self-esteem develops. Most often the cause is created in our early childhood experiences. It might be how we were raised, our interactions with peers, the environment and culture…

Doug Firby Troy Media Danielle Smith and Pierre Poilievre share many ideological beliefs. But will that bring peace to Alberta? By now, you will have tired of the heap of conflicting opinions on the Alberta government’s latest attempt to draw…

Regional commentary by Jeff Burgar Spring cleaning reminds me of a story. A fellow tells his wife, “If it wasn’t for men, we would all be living in caves, probably not cooking over a fire. We would still be in…

Canada needs a common-sense budget To the Editor: After nine years, I sat in the House of Commons listening to another Liberal budget of more of the same that got us into Canada’s present financial mess. Inflationary spending. Rising interest…

Jackson Whyte, the local history hobbyist we’ve featured in the Lakeside Leader a time or two, has been working on a project with old photographs from the area. He’s been going through the photo files at The Leader, taking photos…
Some Cree food and cooking words

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader St. Theresa School in Wabasca offers Cree classes. One of the things the children learn about is traditional food eaten by Cree people. Bigstone Cree Nation has reserves adjacent to the Hamlet of Wabasca. Below is…

Candace Brown, registered psychologist Northern Alberta Psychological Services Self-esteem is the measure of worth that we place on ourselves. In essence, it refers to how we view and think about ourselves. When we place too much value on ourselves, we…

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen I don’t remember the first time I volunteered. It was second nature in my family. As a kid, I helped my mom decorate the church for vacation Bible school (VBS). I helped pick up the cups…
Train robbery and its aftermath: Crowsnest Pass, 1920

Sheila Willis For the Lakeside Leader On Monday August 2, 1920, CPR Train No. 63 was robbed in the Crowsnest Pass. The ensuing manhunt took the lives of two police officers, a special constable, and two of the robbers. Instead…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

Will Trudeau listen to Parliament on the carbon tax? To the Editor After eight years, Justin Trudeau is no longer listening to Canadians or provincial premiers. The Prime Minister recently admitted that the last time he met with premiers about…