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It’s getting hard to scrape up news for this page, with so little happening in the way of events, or even regular socializing. Social media starts playing an even bigger role, with its notable drawbacks. Mind you, in-person coffee shop…
Encouraging Albertans to join and take pride in the skilled trades

Jackie Armstrong-HomeniukMLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Alberta’s government knows that apprenticeship learning has every bit as much value as academic learning and that skilled trades have just as much worth as university degrees. In the coming years, skilled trades workers in…
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Did you know there are cheesecake and London Fog caramels? London Fog is a mix of Earl Grey tea and vanilla, at least in a latte, so likely in a caramel too. Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society is doing a…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

Government dropped the ball on COVID To the Editor: This week, Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole announced that, if elected Prime Minister, he will launch a public inquiry to examine the government’s coronavirus response. We need to learn from history…
Slave Lake Municipal Planning Commission

Notebook Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The MPC was not in a compliant mood at its April 12 meeting, declinging more applications than it approved. Doggie day care An application for a ‘doggie day care’ home-based business on 5th St. NE sparked…
Word of the Week (La Palabra de la Semana): Spanish Lesson

Week 48Spring cleaning – part 2 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Warmer weather is here!We have longer days and shorter nights.Let’s add a few more words and expressions to our spring cleaning vocabulary. Basura (bah-soo-rah)It means garbage.In Spanish,…
Leave those kids alone

Commentary by Joe McWilliams As a rule I take a dim view of hero worship. It can lead to bad things; maybe at best it is just silly. Fun, probably, but looking at it from the sidelines, it does seem…
Court Report

Man gets 18-months probation for criminal harassment Slave LakeProvincial CourtApril 14, 2021Judge G.R. Ambrosepresiding At trial, Michael M. Koochin (35) changed his plea to guilty of criminal harassment and breach of release conditions. The Crown withdrew other charges. From September…
Why a global approach to corporate taxation makes sense

Sylvain CharleboisTroy Media Nobody wants to hear about higher taxes. It’s an unpopular and counterintuitive notion to those who believe taxation is a call of death for economies looking for growth. But the world is different now, which is why…
Health and wellness: The benefits of ‘yarning’

Jo StewartRetired from academia ‘Yarning’ is a word that I invented to describe the activities of knitting and crocheting. These old crafts produce beautiful textiles, but perhaps more importantly, provide many benefits to the body and mind. Both activities serve…
Volunteers special in pandemic

Commentary by Richard Froese National Volunteer Week returns April 18-24. Communities and citizens will get an opportunity to thank and honour the valued volunteers who reach out to make life better for all they serve. The Value of One, the…
Letters to the Editor – from Martin Abbott

More people die from cancer than from the Corona Virus To the Editor: For most of this so called pandemic, the Alberta Government and their ‘Health Authority,’ Dr. Hinshaw, have been releasing numbers as ‘key metrics’ as to when restrictions…
Letters to the Editor – from Linda Munroe

Landscaping needs protection To the Editor: After the fire in 2011, the Town of Slave Lake did some careful landscaping by Highway 88. People were hired to weed and water for a few years, until the plants became established. Beautiful…
Court Report

Woman fined $600 for taking sister’s Jeep without permission Slave LakeProvincial CourtApril 7, 2021Judge G.R. Ambrosepresiding Brittany Morgan Sand (28) appeared via closed circuit video from Edmonton Remand Centre. She pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle.On January 2,…
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April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. In preparation for this, South Shore Childcare Centre has a spring plant fundraiser (the link is quite long, but the phone number for the preschool is 780-369-3030). It is also…