Two dead in Fort shooting

Neighbours will remember the woman found dead outside her home on Oct. 2 as a “sweetheart” with a vibrant, active young family. Fort Saskatchewan RCMP confirmed that they found the bodies of Colleen Sillito, 46, and Paul Jacob, 56, on the driveway outside of her Alderson Close home on Oct. 2. Sillito, a mother of five, was killed by Jacob, who … [Read more...]

Jonathan Pratt receives 8-year sentence for crash that killed 3

Jonathan Pratt has been sentenced to eight years in prison for causing the deaths of local men Bradley Arsenault, Kole Novak and Thaddeus Lake in 2011. Pratt was found guilty in May of three counts of manslaughter and three counts of impaired driving causing death. A collision reconstructionist said Pratt's Dodge Ram was travelling nearly … [Read more...]

Jonathan Pratt guilty of manslaughter in triple-fatal collision

A judge has found Jonathan Pratt, the man accused of impaired driving in a collision that killed two Beaumont teens and one Leduc County teen, guilty of three counts manslaughter and three counts impaired driving causing death. The ruling was delivered at a Wetaskiwin courthouse on Thursday morning. Three counts of blood alcohol level over .08 … [Read more...]

Car was travelling 199 km/h in triple-fatal collision

The court heard more evidence this week during the trial for a man who is accused of impaired driving in a collision that killed three young men near Beaumont. Among those details is that the vehicle Pratt was allegedly driving was travelling at nearly 200 kilometres per hour at the time of the collision and was found almost 180 metres from the … [Read more...]

Beaumont triple-fatal drunk driving crash trial commences

The trial for the man charged in connection with the alleged drunk driving deaths of two Beaumont youth and a Leduc County youth is underway more than two years after their deaths. Jonathan Pratt pleaded not guilty to all nine charges. Pratt is charged with three counts each of impaired driving causing death, driving with a blood-alcohol … [Read more...]

Meadow Lake Man Accuses Police of Racial Profiling

This story was originally published in the Meadow Lake Progress. Claims officer said “I know a drunk Indian when I see one” as he suffered epileptic seizure A Meadow Lake man is accusing the local RCMP of arresting and charging him with public intoxication when he claims he was actually having an epileptic seizure. Darrell Runningaround … [Read more...]

Local RCMP Officer Charged with Mischief

A Meadow Lake RCMP officer has been charged with mischief following a complaint from a member of the Waterhen Lake First Nation. Meadow Lake RCMP received the complaint on March 19 of a vehicle being damaged on Waterhen Lake First Nation. The complainant alleged that four tires had been punctured with a knife on March 18. The vehicle … [Read more...]

Car Torched on 3rd Avenue West

A Meadow Lake man is the latest victim of arson after his car was set on fire last Friday while parked in his carport. The homeowner, who lives on 3rd Avenue West but did not want his name or address published, was about to head to work shortly after 5 a.m. when he noticed something suspicious. “I smelled something and something just didn’t … [Read more...]

RCMP Investigates Alleged Mischief

The RCMP are investigating a car egging that may have targeted the victims based on their ethnicity. A Meadow Lake resident of the Hope Centre reported to The Progress that their car was egged overnight during the first week of December. The resident did not want their name published. At least three other residents allegedly had their cars … [Read more...]

Provincial Voter Data Goes Missing

Elections Ontario is warning up to 2.4 million Ontarians could have their personal information released due to a recent security breach. At Elections Canada’s Birchmount Road warehouse, two USB keys with voters’ names, home addresses, dates of birth and gender went missing, said media relations officer Sophie Auclair. “They were left … [Read more...]