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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Waiting on paving In his CAO report, Brian Vance referred to an item that had come up a week earlier – that of a protruding storm drain fixture at 6th Ave and…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently announced a plan to crack down on “tax planning using private corporations” by closing “loopholes.” Given the chosen wording, you would be forgiven for assuming these were of interest only…

Diella Juneau, RN, MScN Alberta Health Services Maybe you think vaccinations are just for kids, but the fact is you never outgrow the need to keep your shots up to date. It protects not only yourself but also infants and…

Sharon McCarry Troy Media My oldest son came home one day with an excellent idea. Little did we know how it would shape all our lives. In Grade 4, Liam handed me an application to attend Montreal’s Mackay Centre School…
Floating fun, prizes and free food on the river

The River Parade event on Aug. 26 brought out a flotilla of floating craft – some dressed up in a competition for prizes – to the Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake. The event was put on to celebrate the…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Those of us who grew up in a small town have heard the story many times: “I can’t wait to be old enough to get out of this town.” You may think this is particular…

A lot of people got worked up over the total eclipse of the sun earlier this month. ‘Totality’ was the term, and people were saying it in awestruck tones, down there in Oregon, as reported on every television news program.…

Well, well. Sometimes you get the impression incumbent councillors are swamped with the work the job entails. And that after four years of it, or seven years, they would look forward to not having all that on their shoulders on…

Aug. 23, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Ongoing and visible’ In his CAO update for council, CAO Allan Winarski let his written report speak for itself, except for the Poplar Lane paving project, which he felt deserved a bit more…
Aggressive bear leads to closure of Lily Lake Trail

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Alberta Environment and Parks officials shut down the Lily Lake Trail in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park last week, after a bear exhibited “abnormal” behaviour. Conservation Officer Connor Rowe told The Leader a group was hiking…

“Maybe too rich, but on the radar” Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The last month or two has been rough for those responsible for road maintenance in the M.D., if the remarks and demeanour of transportation director Bill Klassen are anything…
Wayne Gretzky

Yes; that is actually Wayne Gretzky walking on the Tervita arena’s ice inside the local multi-rec centre. ‘The Great One’ along with many other celebrities came to Slave Lake last weekend for the annual Ice Breaker hockey game and banquet.…
Making it magical for the kids

Mullen the Magician performed for kids and parents last week in the lobby of the Slave Lake Government Centre. The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library brought Mullen in as part of its summer programming.  
As promised…

A pavement overlay on the trail running out to Devonshire Beach along Hwy. 88 started last week. It’s an M.D. of Lesser Slave River project, meaning it starts at the M.D./Town of Slave Lake boundary and goes north. It will…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader When selling your home or any type of land, even as part of the insurance process after the fire, it is important to review whether or not the home or land sale is…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says this week’s pose will help you ease tension in your body. She says to start sitting with your legs extended in front of you and arms down…