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33 people charged in fish trafficking

Submitted On January 23, 2020, Alberta Fish and Wildlife concluded a two-year undercover investigation focused on the trafficking of fish in northern and central Alberta. The investigation began when officers received information alleging that unlawful trafficking of fish was occurring…
RCMP respond quickly, but tool thieves were faster

Submitted (The following is the news release from the RCMP on a break-in and theft from an industrial business in Slave Lake. According to the owner, RCMP were on the scene 12 minutes after the alarm sounded. But by then…
Jan. 22 papers through the years

1974 First Nations and Metis in Driftpile First Nation and the Village of Faust protest rumours started by a CBC TV program that they were starving. They wanted equal time on TV to refute these claims. They held up signs…

Submitted In an effort to stop victims of fraud from making bitcoin payments, the RCMP has launched an initiative that will see posters with warnings placed in rural locations. Scams continue to be prevalent throughout the province, primarily scams where…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Every two years, Slave Lake’s Rotary Club presents its ‘777’ reverse car raffle event. Somebody walks away – or rather drives away – with a new car. The ‘reverse’ in the name refers to the drawing…
The Golf Shack! opens for business

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader If you miss hitting golf balls during the long, slow winter, Chad Caron of Slave Lake has the answer. It’s a golf simulator game, operating now for a couple of weeks in a rented space behind…
Kinuso skeeters a young group of curlers this year

Leader staff Kinuso skeeters bonspiel curlers were younger than normal. “We had a really young group this year,” says Roberta Hunt, Kinuso curling club organizer. “Most of the skips had never skipped before. The great sportsmanship was greatly appreciated by…
Icedogs do well, have fun at league all-star game

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader As reported earlier, four members of the Slave Lake Icedogs Junior A hockey team took part in the Greater Metro Hockey League all-star game in South River Ontario on Jan. 11. Or to be precise, two…
Midgets handle Fort Mac and other minor hockey news

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake’s Midget 1 Thunder hosted a team from Fort McMurray on Saturday and weren’t very nice to them. The Thunder sent their guests packing with a 7 – 1 thrashing. Seven different players scored for…
Tough weekend for Icedogs; losses to HP and Enoch

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s been said before and we’ll say it again. If you aren’t on top of your game in the GMHL West Division, you lose. The Slave Lake Icedogs weren’t on the weekend, losing to High Prairie…