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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…
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Updated April 22 – the hectares burnt in the Slave Lake Forest Area were corrected. The provincial numbers had been used by accident. That solar eclipse of April 8 was a bit of a bust, as far as anybody at…
Kinuso students explore Europe

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader After a six-year wait, Kinuso students once again had a chance to explore Europe. From March 26 to April 7, Kinuso students and adults travelled in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France. “We usually try…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Fatigue is a feeling of physical and/or mental tiredness that affects your ability to perform at your best. You may feel fatigued because of overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. Any illness…