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Lebanese mayor visits ‘the Kab Elias of Canada’

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Kab Elias, a city of about 60,000 in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, is home to many of the Mouallems of Slave Lake. Lots of other Mouallems too – one of whom is Jihad Mouallem, the…

Leader staff It was a bad few days on the water in lakes east of Smith. A canoeist and a diver drowned in separate incidents on lakes between Smith and Athabasca – one on July 13 and the other on…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Corporate Culture was the hot topic at the July 20th Slave Lake Business Support Network meeting. Doug Babiy of SL Ford spoke to attendees about the ins-and-outs of why it’s important to create a pleasant work…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The M.D. of Lesser Slave River appears to be reconsidering its decision to not get involved in a Town of Slave Lake water line replacement project in the north end of town. This is the old,…

‘Someone is going to get hurt’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Somebody has been getting up to some mischief in Widewater/Canyon Creek. According to the president of the local ATV club, ATV riders on trails near the hamlet have found barbed…
Helping out in B.C.

Ryan Coutts and Logan Skahl of the Slave Lake Regional Fire Service survey the scene of a wildfire near Williams Lake B.C. Two four-person crews from the regional service have been dispatched to assist. Says fire chief Jamie Coutts: “(We)…

Slave Lake Provincial Court July 12, 2017 Judge G.W. Paul presiding Austin Cole Haynes appeared in court via closed circuit television from Peace River Correctional Centre and pled guilty to one count of breaking and entering into a non-dwelling home.…

Disaster was narrowly averted last Thursday by town crews. According to town manager Brian Vance, overflowing and flooding of the sanitary sewer lift stations was close to happening. “If this had happened we would have lost sewage removal ability for…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are happening in the world of horses around here and some of the people involved think it deserves more exposure. So after being urged to look into it, The Leader called around last week to…
Local boutique gets into balloon biz

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader If you find yourself looking for different helium, foil or latex balloon arrangements, local boutique Grateful Heart can help out. “We’ve been in the balloon business for probably about a year now,” says Grateful Heart manager…