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Robyn Allan Troy Media When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he said it “will create 15,000 new, middle class jobs – the majority of them in the trades.” Natural Resources Minister Jim…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Capital gains or losses incurred when shares or securities are sold are to be reported on Schedule 3 of your personal income tax return. Shares or securities refers to publicly traded shares, units…
I dare ya!

That’s nice-looking fruit, but maybe best left unpicked, after wasps in the Barton back yard in Slave built a nest incorporating several apples.  

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Business owners, are you sure you are reporting all your income for the year? In a recent Tax Court of Canada case (Thompson vs. H.M.Q., 2015-262(IT)G) the issue to be decided was whether…
The Lakeside Leader summer gardening series

Fifth edition Local oasis Ted and Dianne Cofer’s backyard looking extra beautiful in bloom. Local kids in the TOSL Summer Splash program are helping hot and thirsty bees out by putting this bee fountain in the AHS community garden.  …
2017 Back to School Colouring Contest winners

A big thank you to all students who entered. The Leader was pleased to hand over 10 book bags (thanks to our local Staples) filled with back-to-school supplies to the winners of our recent colouring contest. Malachi Giesbrecht Grade 6…

Big wind gusts did some damage at Spruce Point Park on the afternoon of Aug. 24, we hear. Park manager Bruce Parrent said three camping units were damaged by falling trees, and a lot more trees came down, blocking the…

Slave Lake Provincial court August 23, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding The suspect in a robbery that happened at The Source in Slave Lake earlier in 2017 appeared in court via closed circuit TV for his bail hearing. Prosecutor Jordan…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently announced a plan to crack down on “tax planning using private corporations” by closing “loopholes.” Given the chosen wording, you would be forgiven for assuming these were of interest only…

Diella Juneau, RN, MScN Alberta Health Services Maybe you think vaccinations are just for kids, but the fact is you never outgrow the need to keep your shots up to date. It protects not only yourself but also infants and…

Sharon McCarry Troy Media My oldest son came home one day with an excellent idea. Little did we know how it would shape all our lives. In Grade 4, Liam handed me an application to attend Montreal’s Mackay Centre School…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Those of us who grew up in a small town have heard the story many times: “I can’t wait to be old enough to get out of this town.” You may think this is particular…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader When selling your home or any type of land, even as part of the insurance process after the fire, it is important to review whether or not the home or land sale is…
Local beer wins awards

Beer brewed in Slave Lake earned the praise of judges at a recent provincial beer competition. Suds submitted by Dog Island Brewing won ‘Judges Selection’ honours in the Alberta Beverage Awards, which means second place, explains partner Ben Fiddler. Of…