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Leader staff Two break-ins of businesses in Slave Lake late last month may or may not be related. Police aren’t sure, but they have identified a couple of ‘vehicles of interest,’ which might lead somewhere. On the night of Jan.…

Christopher Hall Comic Orchestra and Moe Mouallem Nicola Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader Christopher Hall was once the principal clarinetist of the Orchestre Metropolitain. He found work in the orchestra far too serious, so now, instead of joking around in…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As you may or may not know, Slave Lake’s three large forest products companies are developing a 10-year forest management plan. It’s a big undertaking, involving much besides a forecast for where logging will happen and…

To the Editor: Since the Liberals were elected in 2015, major capital investments in Canada’s resource sector have significantly declined due to regulatory uncertainty. Now the government is proposing the creation of new regulatory burdens, which when combined with a…

Joe McWilliams Oldtimers like to talk about the ‘good old days’ as if everything is getting worse. In some ways it probably is, but one thing is for sure, some types of wildlife are more abundant in the 2000s than…

E.G. Wahlstrom School students rehearsing for the musical play ‘Seussical’ took a moment last week to pose dramatically for a photo. The players are making great progress, says teacher and director Andrea Avery, adding that “we’re only eight rehearsals away,…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Eating disorders are common and take many forms, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Experts believe that a number of physical, psychological, cultural, and social factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder.…

Feb. 6, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Snow-clearing better than it used to be, says town manager Snow-clearing of streets is going well, CAO Brian Vance reported to councillors at their first meeting of the month. The new system…
Plastic fusion

Work on the raw water line between Wagner and Slave Lake was underway last week, with PVC pipe sections being fused along Sawridge Road. Work on the pumphouse at Wagner continues as well. The line will run from a new…

A story we ran about management of walleye and pike in certain lakes drew a response. The reason those two species are in trouble, said the caller, is because there are so many whitefish in the lake, competing for the…

Francesca Giroux, CPA For the Lakeside Leade What is an audit? Why are individuals or corporations selected for an audit? An audit is conducted to ensure taxpayer compliance, such as, has the individual/corporation reported all of their income correctly and…