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It’s not every day you get home and find a game of cricket going on in your back yard. Not exactly the back yard, but in the park behind. Srini Jayaraman and a bunch of other cricket lovers were out…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Several questions have come in recently regarding how tips paid by customers to employees or corporations are treated and they are addressed below. Is the amount that my employee receives for tips as…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A 21-year-old man accused in the tragic death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court on June 26. The accused, a resident of Slave Lake, appeared on a first-degree murder charge in…

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 July 5, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jason Stewart Cardinal received quite the hefty fine after pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle without proper insurance. Provincial Crown Attorney Hayden Shook told the court that Cardinal…

Thomas Dang MLA Edmonton South-West Many Albertans have made it clear that they want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time but now the question is which time zone. One of the things I’ve learned since being elected MLA for…

Karen Brideau Alberta Health Services Everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, but most people do not appeciate the scope of its value. Being active is something that most people can do for their entire life, but…

Bacchus Barua Troy Media Recent news reports about private payments for medically-necessary procedures in British Columbia tell an important story about a group of desperate people who are being oppressed by those in power. But based on headlines castigating “double-dipping”…
Evasive action

A goldeneye duck flops around in front of a fishing boat on Lesser Slave River one early morning last week, attempting to distract attention from her brood of ducklings, which she has sent off in another direction.
Is this acceptable?

Some people think it is; many do not. One of those is Brice Ferguson, a Town councillor for Slave Lake, who made cleaning up Devonshire Beach to make it more appealing for tourists a plank in his by-election campaign for…

Moses Garaba, the principal of Lakeside Outreach School in Slave Lake, is heading to Zambia, in Africa in a week or two. He’d like to take some school supplies home with him to help out kids in rural areas of his…

January 11, 1946 – June 4, 2017 Her family is deeply saddened by the sudden, but peaceful passing of Monique Belanger on June 4, 2017. She will be greatly missed by her family as well as numerous nieces and nephews…

What’s up with these precise weather predictions? Some online weather service or other was telling us last week that it would begin raining at 1:10 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Like hell it will, we said. Nobody can be…

Slave Lake Provincial Court June 28, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Ricky Andrew Loyie appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of possessing stolen property, and…
Helping the Stollery

Mischa Dugas puts a star on the ‘superstar supporters’ for the Stollery Children’s Hospital at C.J. Schurter School in Slave Lake, on behalf of her and her mom, Grade 3 teacher Mrs. Dugas. The donation was $728.70.

It’s not every day that you see Town council chambers stocked with tools and electronics. The Leader was certainly surprised to see this sight whilst attending a meeting – we learned that the items were spread out as part of…