Councillor stirs things up on farmland taxation Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Having passed the budget, it just remained for M.D. of Lesser Slave River council to approve the tax rate bylaw to set in motion the process of notifying property…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council gave final approval to the 2018 operating and capital budgets at its April 11 meeting in Flatbush. Director of finance Jason Warawa ran over the highlights and answered questions. Both…

Thousands of Canadians are showing their support for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. One way they did it was by making Thursday, April 12 ‘Jersey Day.’ People were being urged to wear any sports jersey or green…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader After getting married or entering into a common-law partnership there are several steps that need to be taken with regards to your personal information on record with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If…

The newly operating Call Back Unit in the RCMP K Division headquarters building is reporting that several calls have been received in relation to rural mailboxes which have been the target of thefts. While there is no one community that…

Connie Baird Slave Lake Over the last few days, months and years there have been many tragic incidents resulting in the untimely deaths of young people from our community as well as surrounding areas. Being a bereaved parent since 2006,…

Opening for Union Duke was the band Hack, from Westlock.   Toronto quintet Union Duke closed out the Stage North concert series at Slave Lake’s Legacy Centre on April 14 with a rousing show that actually got people out of…

Leader staff The Leader reported recently about Slave Lake town council’s discussions about how to deal with legal cannabis. The provincial government’s even more recent announcements on the same topic are relevant to the continuing story. The province is considering…

Last week was one of those ‘slow news weeks,’ with people off on spring break and it being a short week on top of that. But one thing that was going full bore was construction on the regional water line…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader A tax free savings account (TFSA) is a great way to set aside money tax-free throughout your lifetime. The initial amount contributed as well as the income earned in the account (i.e. investment…

Part II of our Brian Pitcairn story, in which he launches his teaching career at Atikameg. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Brian Pitcairn was assigned the oldest group at the school in Atikameg, on the Whitefish First Nation to a Grade…

Gus is a seven-month-old male Labrador cross. He is neutered and has all his shots. Gus lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Gus walks well on a leash, is house trained and likes other dogs, cats and kids. To…
It’s hard to find anything to talk about these days except how darn cold it is. However, everybody knows, or should know, that the first half of April is just as likely to be wintry as spring-like. That March 21…
The Slave Lake Curling Club received a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Slave Lake on March 20. Accepting the cheque for the curling club are Tyson Nehring and Donna Arseneau.   The Slave Lake Sharks summer swim club…