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It’s a good time of year for lots of things, and one of them, we’re told, is stealing parcels left on front steps. Apparently some delivery companies leave packages in such places when nobody’s home, providing a temptation hard to resist for a certain type of person. What can be done about this we’re not sure, except to be vigilant and help out your neighbours if you can.
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Gilwood Golf Club is raffling off a $6,000 travel voucher, a $2,000 travel voucher and Oilers’ tickets. Only 400 tickets are available, so don’t drag your feet! They’re available from board members and at The Business Factory.
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Somebody came in last week to tell us Servus Credit Union has been helping out the food bank in Slave Lake by donating all the pennies that come in. Nice!
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Speaking of donations, two ladies who came in for a day of stuffing work at The Leader turned around and asked that their wages be given to the food bank!
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By the way, if you or somebody you know has old copies of the Lakeside Leader and would like to do something useful with them – we have some big gaps in our archive we’d like to fill. Or rather ‘a’ big gap, running from about 1975 through 1986. Somebody dropped the ball in that period and all we’ve got to show for it are a few odd issues of the paper that don’t amount to much.
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Some things are predictable. For example, in spite of freezing rain, some drivers don’t slow down, or slow down enough. Bad things happen. Everybody knows this will happen, but that doesn’t stop it from happening.
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Does anybody remember the boxer David Defiagbon? He was managed by the Sawridge for a few years and fought at a pro boxing card in Slave Lake at least once. The lanky Nigerian won a silver medal for Canada at the 1996 Olympics.
Anyway, Defiagbon died last week in Las Vegas, at the age of 48. According to a story in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, of ‘heart complications.’
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If you like reading about the mistakes we made, you’re in the right place. Last week’s town council notebook contained an error, which has been duly brought to our attention by the relevant authorities. Our report said the new business license bylaw was passed, when it fact it had been removed from the agenda. It will be coming back for council’s consideration again – possibly in amended form – and we hope to pass on the news when it occurs.
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How about this for effective advertising? No sooner did last week’s Leader hit the newsstands, with its ‘Pet of the Week’ feature, than somebody in Joussard spotted Grover the husky, fell in love with him, came down to Slave Lake, adopted him and took him home! That all happened in a matter of three days, following Grover’s picture appearing in The Leader.
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The Rotary Club would like to remind you their cash raffle tickets make great stocking-stuffers!

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