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…

Tom Henihan Smoky River Express We accept Labour Day as the official end of summer, especially with kids returning to school the Tuesday following that long weekend. While it may remain warm in September, the weather also possesses a discrete…

The news may be a bit stale by now, but a gas line rupture in the southeast part of Slave Lake on Aug. 25 caused a few households to be evacuated for several hours while the problem was fixed. According…

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.  

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you own a small business you might like to know how proposed changes to the income tax rules will affect you. If so, consider attending an information session being put on by the Slave Lake…
Community members pitch in to reduce wildfire risk

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader About 38 volunteers turned out for the annual Marten Beach FireSmart Community Clean-up Day on Aug. 19. Together with Regional Fire Service and Alberta Ag and Forestry HAC crew members, they tackled dead and fallen wood…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader This week’s yoga stance is called ‘sphinx pose’ and is a great way to lengthen your spine. Lori Whitby of Slave Lake Smiling Dog Yoga says begin by lying on your stomach with your arms out…

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…
Whitefish wins Treaty 8 slowpitch

Eighteen teams took part in the Battle of the Nations Treaty 8 slowpitch tournament held in Slave Lake on the Aug. 19 weekend. Winning the ‘A’ Division was Generation X, out of Whitefish. They defeated the Assassins from Sturgeon Lake…

Former Dartmouth College women’s hockey’s starting goalie Robyn Chemago of Slave Lake was selected with the first choice of the second round, eighth overall, by the Boston Blades in the 2017 Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Draft on Aug. 20.…