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Willy-nilly through the bush in search of warblers

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Last week I mentioned how we were doing point counts throughout the provincial park this summer but I didn’t go into much detail. Back in 2010 we took a map of the park and…

Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Lesser Slave Lake is a resilient region that I have called home for many years. I continue to be thankful for the chance to represent the hard-working, community-minded people I call friends and…

Arnold Viersen Member of Parliament Peace River – Westlock I’m thrilled to join all Canadians in celebrating the best country in the world on its 150th birthday! For all Canadians, Canada Day is a much-anticipated national holiday, and a welcome…
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Things could always be worse. For example, you could live in Red Deer, and have trees blowing over on your car. Something like that happened to somebody connected to somebody at The Leader office. * * * * * Here’s…

Slave Lake Provincial Court June 21, 2017 Judge D.R. Shynkar presiding The matter with Joshaua Ferguson was the first one to be resolved when Ferguson pled guilty to impaired driving. On May 7, 2017 police noticed a vehicle being driven…

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)…
Lucky guy

Leander Conrad of Slave Lake recently won a customer appreciation draw at Tim Hortons. The prize is a pair of tickets to an Ed Sheeran concert in Edmonton, along with accommodations for the night at the Downtown Marriott. Presenting Mr.…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Most taxpayers probably breathed a sigh of relief that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s spring budget didn’t include any headline-grabbing tax hikes, such as increases in income taxes or business taxes. Rumoured new taxes on health…

Kelli Sharkey Alberta Health Services Cooling off in the pool, being out in the water in a boat or other watercraft, spending time at the beach – these are all summertime activities we look forward to. Now’s the time to…

Nobina Robinson Glenn Feltham Troy Media We are on the verge of another pivotal moment in Canada’s infrastructure history – one that will reshape our economy. But we need next-generation talent to build that infrastructure. Canada’s economy is inextricably linked…

First things first: congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins on their Stanley Cup victory. The Penguins going the distance was good news for a few Rotary Club NHL playoff pool entries, which brings us to the following unofficial list of winners.…
German biker stops in Slave Lake on cross-country tour

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader In an odd turn of events, The Leader was beckoned to the Lesser Slave Lake Visitor Information Centre last week to speak to an interesting individual who popped by for a hot cuppa’ joe, his name…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has developed a tool for both individuals and business owners (including partners, directors and officers) to access information, and makes changes to returns/information previously filed. My Account for…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Lesser Slave Lake riding may be saved under the review of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission. An interim report indicates the commission has proposed to keep the LSL riding, along with its neighbour to…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is a program implemented by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that allows individuals to withdraw contributed funds from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to buy or build…