Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader When moving to another country it is important to consider tax obligations that you may still have in Canada. An emigrant (for personal income tax purposes) is an individual who leaves Canada to…

Nov. 7, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader CAO report: good news on the inter-municipal front Brian Vance had some good news for council (although they already knew it) about inter-municipal relations. After a marathon set of weekend meetings between the…
Cat vs. bird

This cat and raven were putting on quite a show last week on 3rd Ave. NE in Slave Lake. The cat stalked the raven and tried to catch it – or at least to chase it away. But the raven…

Leader staff The 19-year-old murderer of two Whitefish Lake teens received a life sentence last week when he pleaded guilty. Edward Devin Boyce Gladue was sentenced in Peace River on Nov. 6, closing out a painful case that started on…
The Page

Folks at the Legion in Slave Lake were recently discussing how old the building is. They knew that one section was older than the other, but not when either one was actually built. We don’t have the answers either, but…

Drunk driving gets man 45 days Slave Lake Provincial Court November 8, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Rodney Jarrod Hibbs was in court to answer charges of impaired driving and impaired driving causing injury. Originally Hibbs had planned on a…

Submitted Auto thieves are roaming neighbourhoods and rural areas looking for a quick opportunity. It takes less than a minute to get in a vehicle and drive away. Across this province, the RCMP, along with their partner police agencies, are…
New man at the swimming pool

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Just in from Saskatchewan is Graeme Donn, the new (temporary) aquatics supervisor at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. Donn took the job for a year, covering for a maternity leave for the normal…
All about the kids

It took a while for this information to come in, but last week we learned the Slave Lake KidSport run back in late September raised $2,400 for the program. KidSport helps cover the cost of participation in team sports for…
Growing up in a small town

Len Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader What’s it like to grow up in small town such as Slave Lake? Are there advantages? Disadvantages? What about the stereotypes that people have about small towns? That we’re all uneducated hillbillies. The schools…