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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…

Weekends tend to be busy at this time of year, and the one coming up is certainly one of those, with the Anglers Cup going on Friday and Saturday. Best of luck to all participants and be safe out there!…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Last week, federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced new details about the federal government’s plan to grow Canada’s economy: hand out nearly a billion dollars in taxpayer money to a few businesses who are willing…

Lloyd Fischer Alberta Health Services It’s Child Safety Week and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding all Albertans to make all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety a priority this week and every week. ATVs pose significant risk to all users and particularly…
Anglers Cup sponsors

Above, Colton Clements of No Frills is donating food for the rules meeting and awards night. Below, Barrie Deschover of Max Fuels with a $500 donation for the Anglers Cup, which goes this Friday and Saturday
Cedar waxwings signal the end of spring migration

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader This past week started off slow, but ended up being fairly steady and was punctuated with a few firsts of the year, one amazing capture and a really awesome sighting. This week was also…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader If you have a corporation, a shareholders loan is an accumulation of funds paid into and taken out of the corporation by the shareholders over the life of the corporation. For example, if…

Word from down the lake last week was that a salvage company was floating up a truck from the bottom of the lake at the narrows. The vehicle went through and sank sometime during the winter. What we heard (from…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church As some of you may already know, I am moving on. There is a need in my family that cannot be met in a small town and my wife and I have seen…

Tyler Warman Mayor of Slave Lake Spring has officially arrived, the sun is shining, residents are taking to the streets, to yard sales, biking along the paths, and enjoying the great outdoors. This is prime time for any resident to…

There are lots of different scenarios that can trigger questions in Real Estate. Here, we’ll help you make sense of some popular situations that may cause more questions than answers, if not explained properly. Did you know that you aren’t…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a fantastic week out at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory! The migration flood-gates opened and we saw heavy overhead migration every day. The primary migrants were chipping sparrow and clay-coloured…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Your Leader reporter had the chance to sit down and chat with a fellow storyteller last week. Her name is Jen Knutt and she shares personal stories through her hand-stamped jewellery business. “A couple of years…

To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen and teacher regarding an (editorial) published in the May 17, 2017 edition of the Lakeside Leader. I was flabbergasted to read the title “Overkill by ATA” concerning a…