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Delilah Delilah is a 9 month- old female domestic cat. She is spayed and has all her shots. Delilah lives at the Animal Rescue Committee shelter. Delilah is a petite girl who loves to snuggle, but always willing to play…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader It is important to determine whether an individual working for you is an employee or self-employed (i.e. sub-contractor), as this affects an individual’s entitlement to Employment Insurance (EI). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)…

Bears are around, and the usual precautions apply. For one thing, don’t tempt them with smelly garbage. This is easy to say, but probably hard to do, at least for some people in some situations. Out in the rural is…
Fire fighting planes at the Slave Lake tanker base

Inside of the L-188 Electra. The Electra is one of the most effective large capacity or ‘heavy’ air tankers for the control of wildfires, says Alberta Ag & Forestry. The L-188 Electra is fast, maneuverable and capable of carrying 3,000…

Ladies and gentlemen, your new paramedics This group of 13 Northern Lakes College students are the first-ever graduates of the college’s new advanced care paramedic program. That program, along with the primary care one, both recently received accreditation from the…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader If you are planning to travel this summer with your pet, here are some tips to make your trip go as smoothly and safely as possible: I recommend that your pet is kept in a secured…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Sevices Seniors’ week this year is June 3 – 9. Seniors make a difference in our communities every day. From assisting and helping family members and neighbours to being active and volunteering throughout the community. They…

Alerted by a concerned angler last week about the damage being done by barbed hooks, we looked into it. It’s not that Alberta lifted a former ban on barbed hooks, exactly. At least the province seems to be blaming it…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader After another hot week we are wishing for rain as much as the wildfire fighters and officers. Bird activity has been pretty low given the heat, but every day this week new species have…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Just how many gold mining shows are there on TV? Locally, I get to watch about five on the local boob tube: Yukon Gold, Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold, Gold Rush: White Water, and Gold…

Colin Craig Canadian Taxpayers Federation Twenty seven dollars – that’s how much Albertans are paying in carbon taxes each time they fill up their Dodge minivan at the gas pumps. Those driving a Nissan Rogue will spend about $20 in…

Premier Rachel Notley acts as if she knows what she’s doing. Let’s hope her calculations are correct, because threatening to ‘turn off the taps,’ to B.C. is pretty inflammatory stuff. If you say your are going to do something like…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services We all have a relationship with food. It’s a necessity of life that nourishes us. It may also bring us joy as it can delight the senses and stir pleasurable emotions. Some people may have…

A lot of folks around these parts are looking forward to the big downtown ‘block party’ bash during Riverboat Daze. For those who weren’t there for the first one last year, it entailed closing off a section of downtown Slave…