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Someone stopped a Leader reporter to ask why stoplines are placed where they are? They’d been fined $400 for not stopping for three seconds on the correct side of the stop line. Their reason – the stop lines in town are too far back to see around the corner.
Alberta Transport’s ‘Highway Pavement Marking Guide’ says stop lines should be in line with crosswalks – one metre (three feet) or no less than 1.2 metres (3.94 feet) from the intersection.
Visibility is a different issue, which is also regulated, but not necessarily enforced.


On a related topic, a home in the SE lost its battle to have junipers instead of grass in the edge of their yard. However, in a similar area there are tall bushes which block the view.
Nothing’s been done about those.


Did you know? Canada comes from the Iroquois word kanata which means settlement. Also, the Canadien (I.e. French Canadian identity as distinct from French identity) is older than the American identity (American as distinct from British).


‘Random Acts of Pizza’ isn’t dead. At least one person in town received one recently. It all started last year when some local firemen ordered pizza from Alamo’s in San Antonio, instead of Alimo’s Pizzaria in Slave Lake.


Earlier in July, 4-H Alberta announced the organization’s first chief executive officer, Kurt Kinear. The reason he’s the first is that until recently 4-H Alberta didn’t exist. At least not as one unified organization. 4-H Alberta is the combination of 4-H Council of Alberta, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and 4-H Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
As The Leader reports all 4-H activities as just 4-H, it likely won’t change the journalism side of things. Hopefully, any changes at the grassroots level are positive.


In local 4-H news, Northern Lights 4-H (Slave Lake) is helping at the Victim Services’ second annual Clays 2 Raise: Family Fun Shoot Fundraiser on Saturday, August 15.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Slave Lake Rod and Gun Club. It costs $120 per person or $240 per team of two. This includes clays (targets), shells, breakfast and lunch.
Local businesses can sponsor the event or provide raffles items and prizes. Contact Jacquie at victimservices2008@gmail.com or 780-849-6884.


September 30 is Orange Shirt Day to honour the Indigenous children who were forced to attend residencial school. Although it is still a ways off, companies are starting to advertise for it.
Slave Lake Staples sent out information on a west coast Indigenous art inspired Orange Shirt Day t-shirts and jackets that the store is selling.
Last year, the Roland Michener Secondary School Youth Council for Truth and Reconciliation sold t-shirts. It seems likely, this is a possibility this year.


One last call to Slave Lake media, the Leader and Eastlink would like more competition in the Media Challenge portion of the Rotary NHL Playoff Pool. The winner gets a pizza from Alimo’s. Last year, it was delicious.
On August 1 at 10 a.m., the puck drops on the NHL playoffs, so all Rotary Playoff Pool forms need to be faxed or dropped off before then. The fax number is on the form and the drop off is Alimo’s.
Tickets bought before mid-March are still valid. Anyone who has lost their form can get a new form. Contact Harry Bartlett at 780-805-0482.


Readers will be happy to know that the Smith, Slave Lake, and likely other area libraries are open.


Southern Alberta has had a rash of canola thefts, says CBC News. It appears theives stupidity has gone past riding bicycles to steal bicycle parts.

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