RCMP dogs get trained to detect human remains

Spotlight Staff The first two RCMP dog teams to be trained by the RCMP to detect human remains finished their training last Friday at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta. The RCMP is the only…
NLC rewards long-service employees

Spotlight Staff Twenty-six long-time and retiring employees at Northern Lakes College were recognized for their many years of dedicated service Oct. 18. NLC established the long service awards to express appreciation and recognition to long-serving faculty and staff members whose…
You can report poachers in Alberta online

Spotlight Staff The province is making it easier to report poachers by giving Albertans the option to use smartphones or computers to report suspicious hunting or fishing activity, says a news release dated Nov. 3. “Our hope is that by…
Couple share stories of their world travels

Chris Clegg Spotlight It was the trip of a lifetime: a 10-year adventure spanning 77 counties. And a story for every one of the 60,000 km traveled! Peter and Shahla Nygaard shared a few of their stories at the High…
Bid on a Christmas tree for a good cause

Big Christmas Craft Sale kicks off this Friday evening Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17 and 18) is Slave Lake’s big annual Christmas Craft Sale at the Multi-Rec Centre. Vendors of all sorts of products, crafts…
Santa Claus Parade, etc. happening this Friday!

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This sort of sneaked up on us; the big Moonlight Madness/Santa Claus Parade/Light-Up Slave Lake event is happening this week! It’s the annual kick-off to the Christmas Shopping season organized by the Slave Lake & District…
Out to lunch!

The cast of the Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association play 100 Lunches, which ran half a dozen times at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake earlier this month. A certain buzz was building around the community by the second weekend…

Caitlin Vance Alberta Health Services Being sick is never fun, but many confuse influenza with the common cold or stomach flu. Influenza is characterized by a high fever, coughing, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite and fatigue. It can last…

Tyler Warmen Mayor of Slave Lake Over the past several weeks both the Town Council and the MD Council have been struggling to work through two of our major agreements. These agreements largely define services, and ultimately determines who pays…

Slave Lake goalie Mikayla Emes lunges for the puck in a game against Dawson Creek on Friday. Slave Lake won the game 4 – 3.  

Chris Clegg South Peace News William Miller was a genius, or a stark-raving lunatic. I am not sure which. Miller was born in 1782 in New England. He farmed for a living and was a former atheist. In 1831, he…

You may have heard that The Leader is down to a single reporter for a few weeks. It’s not exactly the end of the world, but it will restrict our ability to respond to certain things as well as we…

It sure has been impressive to see the community stepping up to help the Mat Program get back on its feet. The turnout at the pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Friendship Centre on Nov. 4 was just part of the…