Julie Brandle for town council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Looking for a second term on Slave Lake’s town council is Julie Brandle. The first one turned out quite differently than she imagined it would, but that was part of what…

To the Editor: By now most people know that I am not running for re-election this fall. The decision to not run again has been on my mind for some time. Suffice to say I believe I have accomplished most…

Nicole Krikun For the Lakeside Leader It has been a very ‘sparrowey’ week at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory! Lots of sparrows of many species. Early in the week we experienced a couple days of rain that prevented us…

Former Community Futures boss Chris Robblee seems to have landed on his feet. The Vegreville News Advertiser had a big feature on his arrival in that community as the new economic development and tourism manager for the Town of Vegreville.…

Local man pays big for jerky theft Slave Lake Provincial Court September 27, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Mark Clayton Levy pled guilty to one count of shoplifting under $5,000. Provincial Crown Attorney Jordan Lenett told the court that Levy…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Former Slave Lake resident Thelma Chalifoux died last week, at the age of 88. She had been a Canadian Senator, a community organizer, a champion of women’s and Metis rights among many other roles, over a…

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…