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Folks at the Legion in Slave Lake were recently discussing how old the building is. They knew that one section was older than the other, but not when either one was actually built. We don’t have the answers either, but…

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…

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…
All about the kids

It took a while for this information to come in, but last week we learned the Slave Lake KidSport run back in late September raised $2,400 for the program. KidSport helps cover the cost of participation in team sports for…
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…
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…