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File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Slave Lake Provincial Court May 10, 2017 Judge A.C.J Golden presiding Karl Joseph Menier pled guilty to three charges, including one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, one count of mischief involving property and one count of fraudulently…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader An employee can deduct the cost of supplies paid for (or that were paid for the employee and included in the employee’s income) during the year on their personal income tax return if…

Leader staff This just in – news from the ‘round table’ at the Apr. 20 Slave Lake Business Support Network meeting. Our reporter had to leave early and missed it, but thanks to the folks at Community Futures we have…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For small business owners nearing retirement it is important to consider how to make your business more saleable sooner rather than later. The sooner a retirement or succession plan is considered the more…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In a Gallup poll, 73 percent of Americans say moral values are worsening while only 14 percent say they are improving. I suspect many Canadians would feel the same. Gone are the days…

Jennifer Beaulieu Alberta Health Services Early Childhood Intervention staff with Alberta Health Services play an important role in children’s wellbeing and that of their family. They know that understanding healthy brain development sets the stage for healthy child development. The…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake On Friday, April 29, our region hosted EMX 17. This is an emergency exercise that involves hundreds of people over multiple agencies. The question came up over the weekend, why we spend time and…
Heavy snow makes for hard banding weather

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Another week into spring migration and spring is still being evasive. Heavy snow and cold conditions have prevented banding nearly every day and only a handful of birds have been captured, including a couple…

April 25 meeting Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Updates on ESS plan Ruth Rolfe, director of community services for Town of Slave Lake, chatted briefly with attending agencies at the April 25 meeting about the Town’s emergency social services (ESS) plan.…
Thanks to No Frills

Here’s some good news: local No Frills manager Colton is partnering up with Roland Michener Secondary School to provide snacks and baking ingredients to promote healthy living for the school’s ‘blended program.’ “Our students appreciate what No Frills has been…