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Slave Lake’s Rotary Club made a couple of donations last week. One was $2,400 to the Shelter Box Canada program, to provide relief for typhoon victims in the Philippines. Accepting on behalf of the local Filipino Community Association is Desiree…

Leader staff A group of helpful ‘elves’ is bringing back a program this year that is designed to bring Christmas cheer to seniors who might be short of it. It’s called ‘Santas for Seniors.’ Brenna Emes, one of the organizers,…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Kate Stamp, the chief organizer of Slave Lake’s annual Christmas Craft Sale, tells us it will be bigger than last year, based on the number of vendors signed up. “Ten more,” she says. “So far.” The…

Garfield is a four month old domestic kitten. He is not neutered, but comes with a certificate to have it done when he is old enough. Garfield lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. He is a sweet little boy…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar There’s much going on in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo has bumped Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez from the top rank of Instagram. The print industry has yet to understand that Google and Facebook, as they buy…

Town considers tax breaks on contaminated properties Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you stick around long enough at a council meeting, you may learn something new. In this case it was the term ‘brownfield,’ which is apparently the accepted term…

This was the scene on the evening of Nov. 7 on Hwy. 88 north of Slave Lake. For some reason the driver lost control of the log truck, spilling the load on the highway as pictured. Traffic was held up…

Submitted RMSS had a super last week. Here’s what we were up to: Athletics: Jr. Girls’ Volleyball: Team played Wednesday. They hosted the 4-team Wednesday Night League finale. Here is how it went down: – Semi #1 – Our Rams…

Oilfield theft On October 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP received a report of a break and enter to an oilfield site east of town. Members responded to find a white GMC Sierra pickup truck in the…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader An amount (other than a taxable capital gain) is subject to tax in Canada only if it is derived from a source of income, this is generally straight forward except in cases where…

Complaints about how elections are run are more common than not. In fact it would be strange if there weren’t any. This is especially true in Bigstone Cree Nation elections where there are some sticky issues that seem to defy…

This probably deserves a story of its own, but for now, here it is: According to information we received on Nov. 1, the Catholic Church in Faust is going to be closed, due at least partly to safety concerns. We’re…

Town of Slave Lake Council Notebook Nov. 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council was informed of three new additions to the town staff – one in community services, one at the pool and one equipment operator. CAO Brian…
From ex-rocker to country star

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Two years after starting his career as a country singer-songwriter, Dan Davidson had already earned a spot on the Canadian country scene by the end of June 2016 for his single, ‘Found.’ Davidson song ‘Found’ was…