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Slave Lake RCMP on the hunt for female shoplifters

Leader staff Slave Lake RCMP are looking for help in tracking down two women who stole items from two Slave Lake stores last month. In both cases, the women simply walked in, grabbed some merchandise and walked out without paying.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The membrane tank at the Smith water plant is developing rust holes on both the outside and inside. The inside ones are causing bits of material to float around and damage the membranes. A repair job…
Jeff Commins left his mark on the community

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s often the case – as Joni Mitchell said – that ‘you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.’ A lot of people were thinking along those lines after the sudden passing of Jeff Commins…

No exceptions, says council Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Phase II of the boulevard bylaw discussion was before Slave Lake town council on Nov. 19. Change it or leave it the same? Make an exception in the case where a couple…

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader The November Slave Lake Forest Public Advisory Committee (PAC) focussed on the Marten Beach floods. The Marten Beach Cottage Association blame the floods on industry. Scientists blame climate change, geography, beavers and other factors. Marten Beach…

Leader staff Last week, the RCMP were looking for help to find two men: Chad Radis and Dakota Auger (pictured on page 3 of November 20 Leader). The two men were found and arrested without incident, says the RCMP. They…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Steve Anderson has been delivering parcels in and around Slave Lake for a long time. So he’s as aware as anybody is of the difficulties involved. It would be tough enough to find some addresses even…

Leader staff Shortly after noon on Nov. 24, Slave Lake RCMP responded to a fatal vehicle collision by Widewater at Nine Mile Bridge on Hwy. 2, says an RCMP news release. It involved a sedan and small SUV. The victims…

Chris Clegg South Peace News An accident west of Slave Lake Nov. 24 has killed two people, both 23 years old. RCMP Media Relations Group Const. Patrick Lambert says Slave Lake RCMP responded to a fatal collision on Highway 2…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Jeff Commins of Wagner seemed to be in fine form at the M.D. of Lesser Slave River council meeting on Nov. 6. Two days later he was dead, a victim of liver cancer at the age…

Leader staff About 25 hours after somebody stole an automated teller machine in Swan Hills, the same thing happened in Slave Lake. It’s a pattern that is becoming familiar: a sort of criminal road trip, hitting one town after another.…