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Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Healthy school lunches and snacks give children and youth energy and the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. Without healthy food, children may feel tired, have difficulty concentrating and may not have the…

Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre Troy Media Canadians can be excused for looking with longing at the American job market. Labour markets are one of the most important components of Canada’s economy, through which we allocate one of our most…

Leader Staff To meet increased demand for late-season camping, the province is adding three new late-season options. Crimson Lake campground and Moonshine Lake campground will now be open until Oct. 31st, 2017. Brand new year-round comfort cabins have also been…

Himalayan balsam is a nice-looking ornamental plant, but it tends to escape from flower beds and take over large swaths of land, especially along water courses, crowding out native species of plants. That’s why it is considered both noxious and…

What’s the deal with motorhomes/holiday trailers parked on Slave Lake streets for extended periods of time? Those things take up a lot of space, sometimes interfering with both street and sidewalk traffic and present visibility problems. So we’ve been hearing…
Kids learn interesting stuff

The Future Firefighters program was going on all week at the fire hall in Slave Lake last week. Students spent time with staff members from various agencies, learning interesting and useful things – such as (above) how a bear trap…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation When news broke recently that Rana Sarkar had been appointed as Canada’s consul-general to San Francisco at a salary somewhere north of $220,000 – well above the official pay range which tops out at $140,000…

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…