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But more than half are in the ‘mischief’ category Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s RCMP detachment commander, Staff Sgt. John Spaans, presented town council last week with policing statistics for 2017. The most eyebrow-raising of these was a jump…

“You have been warned,” says judge: gives man 90 days Slave Lake Provincial Court Jan. 24, 2018 Judge G. W. Paul Presiding Dale F. Chalifoux will be facing a a 90-day sentence stemming from assault charges. Chalifoux appeared in court…

Submitted Desmarais RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in solving a crime in which suspects broke several windows at Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik School and set a storage shed on fire and vandalized several other vehicles on the Bigstone Cree…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader High Prairie RCMP will welcome the return of a dog handler to the Integrated Drug Unit. Staff Sgt. Warren Wright says Cost. Andrew Druhan, lately of Fort McMurray, will start by early February. This…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The United Conservative Party (UCP) is getting organized in the Lesser Slave Lake provincial constituency. Interim president of the riding association Ken Vanderwell says an annual general meeting is scheduled for Feb. 12. “It’s a bit…

Kerik: caribou and assessment modifiers Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River reeve Murray Kerik gave his opinion on what happened at the Northern Alberta Elected Leaders meeting. Kerik attended the meeting at the Legacy Centre on Jan.…
Check out these studs

Slave Lake’s Kal Tire recently installed 800 studs on the Slave Lake Ice Patrol (SLIP) tractor free of charge. Kal Tire also filled the tires with calcium for added weight. Pictured here are Leonard LeBlanc of SLIP, right, and store…
Signs proposed for arena/field house complex

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As rec centres go, the one in Slave Lake doesn’t have much in the way of signs. This has been an acknowledged shortcoming for several years, and last week council heard a series of proposals for…

Arnold Viersen MP for Peace River-Westlock Over the past year, the issue of rural crime consistently comes up at town hall meetings and in individual conversations no matter where I am in the riding. Residents regularly speak out about how…
Triskle era underway at Timberland Home Hardware

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Timberland Home Hardware Building Centre has a new manager in Terry Triskle. Triskle came to Slave Lake from Woodland Home Building Centre in Fairview, AB, where he was the manager. It is also a Home…