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Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is joining in with other libraries across Canada by hosting the TD Summer Reading Club. Former library manager Lana Gutowski gave The Leader a rundown on the program…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader For those snowbirds that travel to the United States for a significant portion of each year, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding US tax for Canadian residents. An individual…
Flower power

Ted and Dianne Cofer invited The Leader over to take pictures of their backyard oasis last week for our 2017 summer garden feature series. If interested, contact Katrina at 780-849-4380 to have your vegetables, fruits and flowers featured.  

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader If you run a daycare out of your home there are few things that you should be aware of to make your personal tax return filing and issuance of receipts to clients easier.…
Dance

Sandy (l) and Lee (r) Paley performed for kids and parents last week in the lobby of the Slave Lake government building. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library brought the duo in as part of its summer programming.…
Tornado?

It would not have been fun to have been caught in the storm that knocked over these and lots of other trees on July 13 near Hwy. 2 where it crosses the Athabasca River. Whatever it was (a tornado?) was…
What the?

Speculation from people who may know about these things is that the driver of this truck hauling veneer that plowed through a muddy ditch and deep into the bush near Fawcett last week dozed off. We’ll probably never know. Be…
The Page

Something you didn’t hear on the TV reports about Jimmy Carter visiting Edmonton as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer: He was more interested in talking about farming in Alberta than about building houses. This tidbit came via Alfred Nikolai, the…
In The Woods Animal Rescue

Wait a minute; she looks familiar! Leader reporter Katrina Owens trekked up to Nampa a few weekends ago to drop off a truck-load of donations for In The Woods Animal Rescue. We hear, from what Owens says, that the rescue…
Visitors from around the world coming to Slave Lake VIC

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Marie-Lynn Starnes is the new regional economic development supervisor for Slave Lake and area. The Leader had the chance to chat with Starnes to see how she’s doing so far with her new position. “I have…

Mikky Locke Slave Lake, Alberta Before I start I need to clarify some basic work and definitions. Drug: Under law, a drug is any substance (other than food or device) intended to affect the structure and/or the function of the…

Chrystal Davis Alberta Health Services According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in the last 50 years vaccination has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention and is estimated to prevent 2-3 million deaths worldwide per…

Charles Lammam and Ben Eisen Troy Media On the campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised to hold federal deficits to $10 billion or less during their first few years in office before returning to a balanced budget in 2019-20.…
Mushrooms and folklore

For most people, seeing mushrooms in an arc or circle isn’t anything to write home about. But for folklore lovers it sure is a sight to see. A fairy ring (also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring, or…

Richard Froese South Peace News Canada Day on July 1 has come and gone for another year. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, the day was probably bigger and more memorable than in many years or decades. Canada…