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Bank job protects bridge

Alberta Transportation recently completed a bank stabilization project on Sawridge Creek just upstream of the Hwy. 2 bridge. Regional bridges manager, Brent Herrick, explained that it was undertaken to prevent the creek from eroding the bank further near the bridge,…

Leader staff The 19-year-old murderer of two Whitefish Lake teens received a life sentence last week when he pleaded guilty. Edward Devin Boyce Gladue was sentenced in Peace River on Nov. 6, closing out a painful case that started on…

Submitted Auto thieves are roaming neighbourhoods and rural areas looking for a quick opportunity. It takes less than a minute to get in a vehicle and drive away. Across this province, the RCMP, along with their partner police agencies, are…
New man at the swimming pool

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Just in from Saskatchewan is Graeme Donn, the new (temporary) aquatics supervisor at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre in Slave Lake. Donn took the job for a year, covering for a maternity leave for the normal…
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…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The news that Slave Lake’s overnight homeless shelter program had ground to a halt prompted an encouraging response from the community. In a few days of fundraising, over $11,000 was donated to get it back on…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things were looking a lot brighter in the arena of inter-municipal relations last week. All it took was 14 hours of meetings between the councils of the Town of Slave Lake and M.D. of Lesser Slave…

Submitted RCMP in Slave Lake are reminding drivers about school bus safety. Recently an increase in the number of passing violations has caused concern. Drivers need to be reminded that passing a school bus with the red lights activated is…