A story we ran about management of walleye and pike in certain lakes drew a response. The reason those two species are in trouble, said the caller, is because there are so many whitefish in the lake, competing for the…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leade What is an audit? Why are individuals or corporations selected for an audit? An audit is conducted to ensure taxpayer compliance, such as, has the individual/corporation reported all of their income correctly and…

Lee Harding Troy Media The fish in the movie Finding Nemo had made their great escape. After a far-fetched plan and an unlikely set of circumstances, five fish made it out the window and into the ocean. But since they…
Swan River elders walking their way to health

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Down at the field house track in Slave Lake, a group of elders from the Swan River/Kinuso area spend an hour walking every Tuesday morning. This is their fourth winter doing it, in combination with a…

Luncheon meeting also a fundraiser for Mat Program Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre is hosting Dr. Anne Marie McLaughlin, who will be presenting the results of a homeless report. The report is the Homelessness in…
Health and Christian book store opens at Plaza 2000

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Healthy Choices, a health store, has opened its doors in Plaza 2000. The store is owned and operated by Margaret and George Driedger. The store saw its grand opening on Feb. 7. Both have been working…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks addresses some of the concerns recently brought forward by municipalities on the province’s caribou strategic recovery plan. Municipalities are particularly concerned about the definition of ‘disturbed area.’ It has led to angst…

Premier Rachel Notley’s retaliation against B.C. last week will give that province’s wine producers a shock, but will it do any good? Will the B.C. Government buckle and back off on its opposition to more oil pipeline capacity to the…

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently made a $4,000 donation to the Rotary Club of Slave Lake in recognition of that group’s help during the Ice Breaker hockey banquet back in August. “We really appreciate all the help,” said reps…

Workers on a high-voltage transmission tower somewhere not far from Slave Lake. Photo courtesy ATCO Electric. According to company spokesperson Andrea Kuhlmann, tower construction is due to be completed in June of this year. In total, 1,368 of the towers…

File #2018-43516 On Jan. 10 2018, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., someone stole a black Ford F250 pickup truck from the parking lot of the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre in Slave Lake. The truck has the…
For all seasons

Shoppers of all kinds had the chance to browse through several different types of goods from various vendors during the All Season’s Market. The market took place on Jan. 27 in the foyer of the MRC. Market organizer Melissa Baxter…
Snow bikes: less impact, better access, more fun

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Snow bikes are so much fun, says Glen Monaghan of Slave Lake, you can spend two days riding one and feel like you’ve had a week’s-worth of enjoyment. “In 40 years of playing on stuff (machines),…
Second annual indoor soccer tournament hosts a dozen teams

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The second annual Slave Lake Indoor Soccer Tournament is now in the history books and it has grown significantly from last year. Tournament and indoor co-ordinator Esther Bylsma says there were 12 teams that participated in…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader Mixed Doubles took over the local curling rink recently. The tournament featured eight teams playing three draws over a two-day period. In a fun format that also included various board game results, the overall…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Non-refundable tax credits can be claimed on your personal income tax return to reduce your federal tax. However, if the sum of these credits is greater than your federal tax, you will not…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake Toastmasters program is an option for people looking to improve their public speaking. Robin-lee Vance, of Toastmasters and the Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake community engagement co-ordinator, presented an overview of the initiative…