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Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake One of the biggest challenges facing working families in Lesser Slave Lake and across the province is the cost of childcare. I recognize, and our government recognizes, the need to make childcare more…

Dr. Nigel Rawson and Bacchus Barua Troy Media In a speech in May, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott talked about rising prescription drug prices and announced the launch of consultations on proposed changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board…

It looks like we made a mistake in an edition of The Leader from a couple weeks ago. We forgot to mention that the Slave Lake Gun & Rod Club also played a big role in helping put on the…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader After getting married or entering into a common-law partnership there are several steps that need to be taken with regards to your personal information on record with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If…
New speciality fireworks store up and running

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader What goes best with summer (aside from crisp lemonade and blue skies)? Fireworks, of course! Luckily for Slave Lake and area, there is now a store that specializes in fireworks right in town. It’s called Uncle…
Down by the river

Sometimes it’s so pretty down by the river you can almost forget that 24 hours earlier it was cold, grey, raining and blowing a gale. If you don’t like the weather in northern Alberta, as the saying goes, wait 10…
Taxi program gets a boost

Royal LePage Realty donated $1,500 last week to the Town Of Slave Lake for the FCSS Taxi program. The program provides vouchers that allow eligible residents to take a taxi to any in-town program for free and was going to…
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)…