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Just after last week’s publication deadline, High Prairie School Division got back to The Leader on the advocacy points that the board of trustees are lobbying government. The first advocacy point is that HPSD students have timely and appropriate access…

Candace Brown, registered psychologist Northern Alberta Psychological Services Recall from previous articles that low self-esteem is a persistent negative opinion of oneself. The person judges or evaluates the self negatively, and places a low value on the self as a…

Joe McWilliams (Originally printed in the July 28, 1993 Lakeside Leader) I was just two days back from my vacation and in a sort of B.C. haze, when a co-worker handed me a news release, freshly ripped off the fax…

Rebeca Johnson Alberta Health Services Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to certain substances, mistaking harmless elements as harmful germs or viruses. Numerous triggers can cause this to happen such as pollens, medicine, food, dust, animal dander, and mould.…
Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen

Will Trudeau Listen to Conservatives (and BC Premier) on hard drugs? To the Editor: For nine years, Conservatives have warned that the decriminalization of hard drugs would have devastating consequences on communities and individuals who are suffering from addition. In…
Letters to the Editor – from Sandra Azocar

High Prairie needs youth treatment centre to reopen To the Editor: What’s going to happen to the Campus Based Treatment Centre in High Prairie? Is it closed permanently? Will it be refurbished after last November’s fire? Will it reopen? Confusion…

A child growing up on a farm was praying for the meal. Mid-prayer, he asked his dad, if he was praying for or against rain. With the drought, low lake level, and last year’s wildfire season, it seems likely anyone…

Nick Kossovan Troy Media Schools aren’t the safe haven we’d like them to be. Students have access to many unhealthy options within its walls, such as junk food and drugs. The Toronto District School Board’s latest attempt at limiting students’…

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…