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Drunk driving gets man 45 days Slave Lake Provincial Court November 8, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Rodney Jarrod Hibbs was in court to answer charges of impaired driving and impaired driving causing injury. Originally Hibbs had planned on a…
Growing up in a small town

Len Ramsey For the Lakeside Leader What’s it like to grow up in small town such as Slave Lake? Are there advantages? Disadvantages? What about the stereotypes that people have about small towns? That we’re all uneducated hillbillies. The schools…
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…
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…

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…

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…
Metis raise flag to celebrate history with Alberta

Richard Froese Spotlight For the first time in its 80-year history with the Government of Alberta, the Metis Settlements General Council raised its flag Nov. 1 at the Alberta Legislature. This historic ceremony commemorates the 27th anniversary of the proclamation…

Spotlight Staff Ryley McMillan, 9, and Myles Newton, 5, of Stratford spotted each other for the first time through a fence that separated their neighbouring school and daycare. Noticing that they both share something special, they would often give each…
A boost for the Legion

Good news for the local Legion came last week in the form of a $38,109 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant towards various upgrades, including new furnaces. Pictured are MLA Danielle Larivee, centre, Legion President Beth McDonald, left, and Legion Treasurer…