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Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP are looking for help in identifying the person who picked up a dropped wallet in the Slave Lake Walmart store on Dec. 19 and walked off with it. Police have a rough idea what the…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader A lot of Bigstone Cree Nation members probably know there’s an online forum for members that has been pretty active the past while. Founded by Travis A. Gladue, the Bigstone Empowerment Society (BES) has grown from…

Judge convicts man of impaired driving and fines him $1,000 Slave Lake Provincial Court Dec. 20, 2017 Judge G. R. Ambrose Presiding Allan Broome has been convicted of impaired driving. Broome plead guilty to the charge, stemming from a Nov.…
Incidents over the holidays

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service responded to a variety of calls over Christmas, including a Christmas Day rollover on Hwy. 2 near the turnoff to Smith. Fire chief Jamie Coutts says although it looks bad, both occupants of…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader The Slave Lake RCMP confirms that there will be some training and testing available to address concerns stemming from the legalization of marijuana on the horizon. Staff Sgt. John Spaans spoke briefly about the upcoming legalization…

Leader staff Desmarais RCMP reported last week that the body of a woman reported missing from Sandy Lake had been found. Amy Boskoyous, 22, had last been seen in Sandy Lake on Nov. 22. Police did not provide a single…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader M.D. of Lesser Slave River council last week approved a preliminary version of the 2018 budget, as recommended. It’s a bit different from the usual practice, which is to approve an interim budget based on 30…
The facts and figures at the food bank: donations welcome!

December usually the busiest time of the year Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader December is proving to be a busy time of year for the Slave Lake Food Bank with many donations, orders and partnerships. Food Bank Volunteer Cathy Lacouvee said…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Barb Courtorielle, of the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, gave her take of the recently released University of Calgary’s study of rural homelessness in Slave Lake. Courtorielle started off by saying that she was disappointed that…
Fire department, RCMP recognize Hometown Heroes

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Last week the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service and the RCMP honoured several people who went well beyond what’s normally expected to help the firefighters, the police or a fellow citizen. In one case, a whole…

‘Option 4’ offered on child restraint violations Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Drivers who are ticketed for the improperly restraining a child in a vehicle have an educational option to pursue that can get the ticket withdrawn. Alberta Health Services (AHS)…

A fire that destroyed a home on Muskeg Road on Dec. 10 was in about the condition seen in the photo when the fire department arrived. They stopped the fire, but there wasn’t much left worth saving, says fire chief…

Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen looked back last week in an interview with The Leader at some of the issues he has faced, as well as his biggest challenges and successes since being elected. Viersen said…