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Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader It’s not everyday that a former Slave Laker and Roland Michener grad receives recognition at the Canadian Country Music Assoc. Awards. However, The Leader got wind that Kalsey Kulyk received the Canadian Country Music Assocation’s (CCMA)…

Len Ramsay For the Lakeside Leader Considered one of Canada’s next big acts, Port Cities, the Halifax-based band, will be playing at the Legacy Centre on lucky Friday, October 13th. Three established musicians -Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro and Breagh MacKinnon…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a very ‘sparrowey’ week at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory! Lots of sparrows of many species. Early in the week we experienced a couple days of rain that prevented us…

Former Community Futures boss Chris Robblee seems to have landed on his feet. The Vegreville News Advertiser had a big feature on his arrival in that community as the new economic development and tourism manager for the Town of Vegreville.…

Ted Seraphim, President and CEO, West Fraser When some people think about Alberta’s forest industry, they think about the trees that we cut rather than the trees that we grow. The truth is that Alberta’s forests are one of earth’s…

Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin MLA Calling Fort McMurray my home since I was a young boy, I’ve seen the very best of Alberta. Alberta is more than just a home for so many of us, it’s an idea. An idea…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader As an employer it is important to know whether certain benefits and allowances paid to employees are subject to payroll deductions and GST so that the appropriate deductions are taken off the employee’s…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake It is hard to believe it’s already nearly October! The summer flew by for me, filled with lots of exciting events here in Lesser Slave Lake, as well as work related to my…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader We are half way through September and it is looking like this is going to be one of the slowest fall banding seasons on record. I highly doubt we’ll set the record for the…
‘In your face’ history

High school students at St. Francis School in Slave Lake learned some disturbing history last week when a touring presentation on the man-made famine in Ukraine in the 1930s paid a visit. Social Studies teacher Evan Mellsen says learning about…

The folks at Slave Lake’s Abundant Life Worship Centre are putting on their annual free Thanksgiving dinner, with the help of the Slave Lake Manor. It takes place on Monday, Oct. 9 at the church, which is located behind the…

Colin Craig, Canadian Taxpayers Federation If a municipal election candidate knocked on your door today, have you thought about what you might ask them? If you’re frustrated by municipal taxes going up, or if your household could do with some…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader In the ever changing technological climate of today’s workforce, working remotely has become an option for many employers when looking to expand their business or offer more flexible work arrangements to their employees.…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Individuals who receive pension income can reduce their taxable income by electing to split their pension income with their spouse or common-law partner. In certain circumstances it is desirable to split pension income…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader So far it is feeling like an average September. There is a steady trickle of migration on the non-windy days and banding is steady but not terribly busy. Myrtle warblers are still the most…