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Laura Tabbakh For the Lakeside Leader This week is our fourth MAPS period. We banded the first fledgling of the year, a myrtle yellow-rumped warbler who inspired our weekly article. Read on and meet Mywa, an opinionated myrtle warbler fledgling…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader From the side he looks a lot like the musician David Crosby; from the front more like the late Jim Croce, if he had aged and grown out his curly locks. This is Jay Pitocchelli, and…

Gerry Bowler Troy Media In 1970, Pierre Trudeau’s Canadian government cut diplomatic ties with one government claiming to rule China and recognized another. It’s time to reverse that decision. Out went a longtime ally, the quasi-democratic Republic of China, based…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Service Illnesses such as measles can be prevented through immunization. To find out more, go to immunizealberta.ca. It is important to know the facts about immunization in order to make the best decisions. Immunization prompts our…

Aaron Wudrick Canadian Taxpayers Federation We all want Kawhi Leonard to keep playing basketball for the Raptors. We want him to stay so badly that even Canadian politicians are getting into the polite pleading. “I see lots of businesses offering…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader After getting married or entering into a common-law partnership there are several steps that need to be taken with regards to your personal information on record with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader When deciding whether or not to incorporate your business, it is important to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of your options. A sole proprietorship is simpler and less expensive to start-up than a…

Conservatives announce Green Home Tax Credit To the Editor: Canadians know that when it comes to the environment, the federal government is not as advertised. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax gives big polluters a special deal and forces families…

How we can better understand each other To the Editor: In a divided Alberta and Canada, what will it take to get our community to be better together? How can we learn to better understand each other, increase our empathy…

A clear admission of over-charging (Letter originally sent to MLA Pat Rehn’s Slave Lake office manager ) To the Editor: I am astounded the Alberta Consumer Protection Branch has no jurisdiction on this obvious violation of a tax repeal at…

The carnival of crime continues….. Athabasca RCMP reported thieves hit up a Telus facility in that town for $25,000-worth of equipment in three separate break-ins. Most of the items can only be used with Telus security systems, says the release.…

Grow-op conviction and petty crimes with addiction Slave Lake Provincial Court June 26, 2019 Judge A. Chrenek presiding Appearing via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre, Corey Alfred Auger (27) pled guilty to assault and two counts of breach of condition.…
Senny Fedorus: Ninety-seven and going strong

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader I’ve got news for you, says Senny Fedorus, the 97-year-old resident of Vanderwell Heritage Place in Slave Lake (or words to that effect). I’m not even the oldest person in here! That’s not the only news…