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Town recognizes new optional stat

Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Town of Slave Lake employees will either get September 30 off or receive overtime, as Town of Slave Lake council has added the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation to its list of stat holidays. On September…
Squeaky wheel gets the grease?

Commentary by Chris Clegg It is a council’s job to lobby for the betterment of its community as much as possible. It involves making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails and more. How successful each council is varies. Some are…
Changing face of history

The old stereotype of Canadian history as being relatively pleasant has taken a beating recently. Likely for good reason. One criticism is a tendency to gloss over racist decisions. One decision was the Continuous Passage Act in 1911 which sought…
Will we gather for Orange Shirt Day?

Since the Kamloops 215, the collective consciousness of Canadian history has shifted. In Slave Lake alone, hundreds of people came out in orange shirts for a memorial for those who didn’t come home and those who survived Canada’s Indian residential…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

September 14, 2021 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader CAO update Fewer people are coming into the town office in person and more are calling in, said Town of Slave Lake CAO David Kim. Three projects were on hold waiting for Alberta…
Tune in to hear your town council candidates

School board maybe Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader (Updated Sept. 20 to include all Town of Slave Lake and M.D. candidates which were announced after the publication cutoff for the printed version). In 2021, there are two candidates for Town of Slave…
Obituary – Peggy Womacks

1927 – 2021 It is with great sadness that the family of Peggy Womacks announce her passing. Peggy passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021 at the Lacombe Care Centre. Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Alvin;…
Faith: A story about seeking and finding faith

Bruce McDonaldThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In early 1978 my wife, our four-year-old son and I had just moved to Vancouver Island. My wife and I had each attended church as children. We wanted our young son…
What to know about ovarian cancer

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer among women and people with ovaries in Alberta. It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to learn about…
How to reduce our emissions without penalizing rural regions

Miguel OuelletteOlivier Rancourtand Krystle WittevrongelTroy Media Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is one of the big concerns of our age. The numerous diverging interests pitted against each other on this issue make it a real puzzler for policy-makers, though. After…
Voters return Viersen in Peace River-Westlock

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Arnold Viersen, the Conservative Party of Canada incumbent, will be going back to Ottawa as Member of Parliament for Peace River-Westlock. The majority of voters said loud and clear on Sept. 20 that was their preference.…
Sept. 11 to 17: Two local COVID deaths

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The week of Sept. 11 to 17, two people died from COVID-19 in the M.D. of Lesser Slave River (LSR). They could be from the M.D. of LSR, Town of Slave Lake or Sawridge First Nation.…