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Zoning exception request #3: former Husky building

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader For a third time in one meeting last week, Slave Lake town council was asked to go against town policy to accommodate a commercial project. In this case it was the wish of an industrial property…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader I’m dedicating this article to a couple things you can do to help young birds. Firstly, don’t physically help baby birds… that sounds strange, but bear with me. Young birds leave their nests as…

It’s not every day you get home and find a game of cricket going on in your back yard. Not exactly the back yard, but in the park behind. Srini Jayaraman and a bunch of other cricket lovers were out…

The flooding Slave Lake received during the storm on Thursday, July 13 didn’t put a damper on the adventurous spirits of some locals. As quoted on  www.cbc.ca:   “Kyle Whittle and his friends took advantage of the downpour. They tore…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader Several questions have come in recently regarding how tips paid by customers to employees or corporations are treated and they are addressed below. Is the amount that my employee receives for tips as…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader A 21-year-old man accused in the tragic death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court on June 26. The accused, a resident of Slave Lake, appeared on a first-degree murder charge in…

File #2017 350596 A recreational trailer went up in smoke on a rural property on Southshore Drive in Widewater on March 26. The RCMP consider the fire suspicious and are seeking any information on who might have done it. The…

Slave Lake Provincial Court July 5, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Jason Stewart Cardinal received quite the hefty fine after pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle without proper insurance. Provincial Crown Attorney Hayden Shook told the court that Cardinal…
‘Great Trail’ celebration on the river on August 26

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A ‘floating parade’ event is being planned to celebrate Canada’s ‘Great Trail’ (the new name for the Trans Canada Trail) on Aug. 26. The town, M.D. and local trail development group are teaming up to put…
ATV up in smoke

Last Friday evening fire crews were called out to a vehicle fire north of the boat launch in Old Town Slave Lake. According to deputy fire chief Alex Pavcek, nobody was hurt, but the vehicle was completely destroyed. Forest protection…
‘Treatz ‘R Us’ moves across town

Shop owner Dennise McIntyre sits along side pup Oliver who was getting his hair done in the new salon area. McIntyre moved the doggie daycare and grooming service earlier in July to the same location as the soon-to-be open animal…
Public Library putting on ‘summer story walk’ until August

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you’re wondering why various businesses have storybook pages in their windows, it’s because they’re taking part in the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library’s summer programming. “Our community story walk is a fun activity…

Thomas Dang MLA Edmonton South-West Many Albertans have made it clear that they want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time but now the question is which time zone. One of the things I’ve learned since being elected MLA for…

Karen Brideau Alberta Health Services Everyone knows that physical activity is important for good health, but most people do not appeciate the scope of its value. Being active is something that most people can do for their entire life, but…

Bacchus Barua Troy Media Recent news reports about private payments for medically-necessary procedures in British Columbia tell an important story about a group of desperate people who are being oppressed by those in power. But based on headlines castigating “double-dipping”…