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Wintry weather: the usual cautions apply

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader An early-morning rollover on Hwy. 2 in Slave Lake on Sept. 13 serves as a reminder that road conditions can be quite tricky at this time of year According to Slave Lake RCMP, the Sawridge Creek…

Francesca Giroux, CGA For the Lakeside Leader What is an RRSP, and how does it impact my personal income taxes? An RRSP is a retirement savings plan that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You, your spouse or…

This is not a NIMBY (‘Not in my back yard!’) issue, says one of the opponents of proposed gravel and sand pits in the Tawatinaw Valley. Of course it is. On the other hand, it is representative of something universal:…

To the Editor: Yesterday, Justin Trudeau was given multiple opportunities in Edmonton to outline his plan to get the Trans Mountain Expansion built and Canadians back to work. Instead, he chose to rely on empty rhetoric. That is unacceptable. The…

Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake During the 2015 election, Conservatives told Albertans to “look in the mirror.” After years of a booming economy, global oil prices were slipping. Alberta was on the brink of the greatest recession in…
30th annual Golden Walleye Classic held at Shaw’s Point

Mac Olsen For the Lakeside Leader Fishermen travelled from all over Canada, and some came from the U.S., to Shaw’s Point Resort for the 30th annual Golden Walleye Classic. Fifty-eight two-man teams participated each day, and they divided into two…

There’s considerable discussion around town these days on the topic of cannabis legalization. That may not even be the right term, but it’ll do for now. In fact it’s not a free-for-all, and plenty about it will still be illegal.…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader Weather has played a big role in our birding success (and lack of) this week. On every calm, dry day we experienced heavy overhead migration coupled with excellent banding totals. On the windy and/or…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader On Wednesday, September 12, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) will be hosting a wreath making and mala bracelet workshop. The RAC has partnered up with Frankie Giroux from Frankie’s Frickin’ Flowers and Jen…
Captain & Kids tournament

Mac Olsen For the Lakeside Leader The weather was mild and the waves were prevalent, but children and their families took to Lesser Slave Lake for a four-hour fishing contest without hesitation. The annual Captain & Kids Tournament was held…

Matthew Lau Troy Media American taxpayers and workers won a big victory recently, with the United States Supreme Court ruling 5-4 that government employees not part of a union could not be forced to pay union dues. Previously, government employees…

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” Anne of Green Gables. I look forward to fall every year and here are some reasons why fall is my favourite season: There are…

It’s an awfully long time until spring rolls around – not that we’re writing off the possibility of a nice fall – but cool weather last week was definitely provoking thoughts of how to get through the cold months. Many…
Help for Metis students

Northern Lakes College President Ann Everatt, Chair for the Board of Governors for NLC Daniel Vandermeulen, Metis Region 5 president Bev New and Metis Nation President Audrey Poitras (l. to r.), holding a cheque given to NLC from the people…