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…
Helping out

The Route 88 Rods and Customs car club donated $600 to the Slave Lake Army Cadets. The money was raised through the club car show and drive-in theatre held earlier this year. This was one of seven cheques handed out…
Dance on

The Route 88 Rods and Customs car club donated $600 to the Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society. The money was raised through the club car show and drive-in theatre held earlier this year. This was one of seven cheques handed…
Baskets of Love

Customers and friends of Whitecap Chev Buick GMC contributed many items in support of the Northern Haven Support Society’s emergency women’s shelter last month. They were put together, wrapped up and presented to Tracy Leggett, left, of Northern Haven on…

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.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Media like to tease politicians for not giving a straight answer. Let’s face it, most of the time they don’t. Politicians like to spin issues into something positive, wishing they could be like Rumpelstiltskin, spinning…
SL Ford helps out

If you see SL Ford staff wearing blue jeans on a Friday, it means they’ve had to pay for the privilege. Last month the money collected in the ‘Blue Jeans Fund’ was donated to the Slave Lake Hospital Auxiliary for…
Junior prospects

The Junior ‘B’ prospects game held on Dec. 28 in Slave Lake was a lively though not that well attended scrimmage between teams wearing the jerseys of the former local Jr. ‘B’ team, the Wolves. About half the players are…

Leo Tanghe of Canyon Creek was recognized for his work as a Cree traditional healer in November by the Senate of Canada. Alberta Senator Betty Unger was the one who made the presentation – by mail in Tanghe’s case, because…

Ed Procyshyn and helpers from the Friendship Centre unload a few hundred pounds of food items for the food bank before Christmas. The food was donated by attendees at the Old Fashioned Community Christmas Concert, held Dec. 17 at St.…
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…

A map of the United States showing each state’s largest employer was making the rounds recently on social media. It’s a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. For example, the largest employer in 22 of the 50 states is Walmart. The largest…