If it’s not on my phone, it’s not worth the effort. Has anybody thought that, if not actually said it? That’s the thing about having so much information and fun at one’s fingertips; it can spoil you pretty badly. ‘Get…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Local municipal leaders are applauding more federal support for developing rural communications capacity. Funding of $100 million over five years for rural broadband was announced in the Feb. 27 budget. Improving broadband is a…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Followers of crime news have probably noticed a lot of cash-machine theft stories lately. It’s a province-wide phenomenon, and businesses in both Slave Lake and Smith have been hit in the past few weeks. And as…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The ultimate plan for utility billing in Slave Lake is still to replace all non-functioning water meters with new units on warranty. In the meantime, town council has decided not to go with the earlier-announced flat…
Fire guts Canyon Creek home

Callie Hermanson Lakeside Leader Fire trucks sped their way out of town last Tuesday responding to a call of a fire in Canyon Creek. Deputy Fire Chief Alex Pavcek said they received the call around 11:00 a.m. that a house…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader Thursday night Men’s League this week featured the top four seeds of the regular season in their first post-season game and facing the winners from last week. Number one seed Sheet Disturbers defeated the…
Checking out the humans

Amela Daw and her daughter Inara Daw cuddle with Joey the cat during the Animal Rescue Committee’s Adoption Day event last Saturday.

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leader If you acquire a rental property that includes depreciable assets (i.e. building, furniture, appliances, or equipment) you may be able to claim capital cost allowance (CCA) for the year to reduce your net…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Alberta Health Services (AHS) knows that wellness matters and in 2018 is having a year-long wellness campaign called, ‘What’s your balance?’ During March, which is also Nutrition Month, the focus is on healthy eating. Dietitians…

The Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake is $2,000 better off after a recent donation from the Landon Persson Memorial Fund. Pictured at the new ARC animal shelter on Birch Rd. are several members of ARC and of reps from…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Information technology consultant Steve Eppley made a pitch to M.D. of Lesser Slave River council last week for M.D. participation in something called the Broadband Discovery Project. This is a scheme he’s been advising Big Lakes…

Leard Robertson For the Lakeside Leader With just two games left in the Monday Night Mixed League, only three points separate first place RIBS, second place FOURTH END FREESTYLE, and third place MOR-PORT. At stake is a one game, winner-take-all…
Running the table at the Oilmen’s

The Spartan Controls team from Edmonton won the 2018 edition of the Slave Lake Oilmen’s Bonspiel. Skipped by Brian Blaylock, the team roared through the draw undefeated, beating the Danny Gorham’s Seguin Construction rink in the ‘A’ final by a…