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Ted Seraphim, President and CEO, West Fraser When some people think about Alberta’s forest industry, they think about the trees that we cut rather than the trees that we grow. The truth is that Alberta’s forests are one of earth’s…

Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin MLA Calling Fort McMurray my home since I was a young boy, I’ve seen the very best of Alberta. Alberta is more than just a home for so many of us, it’s an idea. An idea…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader As an employer it is important to know whether certain benefits and allowances paid to employees are subject to payroll deductions and GST so that the appropriate deductions are taken off the employee’s…

Danielle Larivee MLA for Lesser Slave Lake It is hard to believe it’s already nearly October! The summer flew by for me, filled with lots of exciting events here in Lesser Slave Lake, as well as work related to my…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Winter is slowly making its way round up here in northern Alberta, however it seems like other parts of Canada don’t yet need to brace for the cold. I personally would take colder temperatures over hot…

Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman came out swinging last week in his column/blog on the topic of inter-municipal relations. It was notable because nothing like it has been seen in years – maybe decades. Relations between the Town of Slave…

Sept. 27, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Procurement policy An updated policy on how the M.D. procures goods and services was before council for its consideration. The idea of the new draft was to make it more consistent, promoting “fair…

Sept. 27, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Transition CAO Allan Winarski had a few words for council on the topic of transition. For those of you who will be returning, he said, here are some things to consider. A big…

M.D., province each thought it belonged to the other guy Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It turns out the first kilometre or two of the East Mitsue Road belongs to nobody. The M.D. thought it belonged to Alberta Transportation and AT…
It’s fun in here!

Slave Lake’s Parent Link service made the big move last week to its new premises in the former Family Care Clinic on 3rd Ave. NE in Slave Lake. Owned by the provincial government (and initially designated for conversion to housing)…
Trauma specialist helping families, individuals in Slave Lake

Art and play therapy offered locally Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader The Leader had the opportunity to learn about play therapy last week during an interview with Candice Brown, a local psychotherapist here in Slave Lake. “Play therapy allows children to…

(October 2, 2017) It is with shock and sadness that we confirm the loss of a Holy Family Catholic Regional Division staff member. An Educational Assistant, Librarian and Bus Driver for St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview, was one of the victims of…

Alberta Energy Regulator made a donation to KidSport Slave Lake recently, from money raised at a conference in Slave Lake. The money was raised through a silent auction and a couple of team-building events at the conference (closest-to-the-pin at the…
Tradition alive and well

Thanks to volunteers like these, the Terry Fox Run in Slave Lake is doing as well or better than it ever has. Chief organizer Rhonda Willis (right) says around $4,500 was raised this year in the Sept. 17 run, and…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader We are half way through September and it is looking like this is going to be one of the slowest fall banding seasons on record. I highly doubt we’ll set the record for the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Esther Bylsma has a busy schedule supporting and playing sports. She’ll be coaching high school basketball, serves on the board of Slave Lake Minor Soccer and plays competitive soccer in Edmonton. All this in her spare…