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We heard Terry Mills of Slave Lake was the half-the-house winner at an Oilers’ playoff game the other day. His friends tell us they are available for a free lunch anytime this Saturday or Sunday!
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Pat Potvin of Slave Lake is taking part in his 18th MS 150 bike ride from Leduc to Camrose to raise money for the effort to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. His goal is to raise $5,000 this year. To help out, see his page on the event website at mssoc.convio.net, or send him an email at potmack@telusplanet.net. You could also mount up and become part of the team, called the Slowspokes.
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It sure was pretty out there on the morning of April 25, with all that fresh snow clinging to every branch of every tree. That’s one way of looking at it. A more common one could be expressed on a keyboard by depressing the ‘shift’ key and hitting all the numbers, like this: )(*&^%$#@!.
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Snow in April is not unusual, in case you were wondering. The way folks were carrying on about it you’d think they’d never seen it before, or had been fooled by recent early springs into thinking April is the new May. Turns out it isn’t. It’s still April, and this is still northern Alberta.
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We hear the Regional Arts Council is going to have lots going on at the trade show in Slave Lake this weekend. Lots of other exhibitors will as well, but they haven’t been talking to us as much as a certain member of the RAC. For example, they’ll be selling tickets for the upcoming masquerade ball and ladies’ night events.
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If you could change two things to make Slave Lake better, what would they be? We asked that question of a few people via email last week and are hoping to turn the responses into a story in The Leader. Feel free to dream something up and let us know, at lsleader@telusplanet.net.
It could be we won’t get enough responses to make anything out of them. On the other hand, it could get out of control with too many, or a bunch of goofy stuff that isn’t useful.
One time we did a similar survey, asking people their first impressions of Slave Lake. Many had a bad impression based on the name, or strange concepts of what life might be like ‘up north.’ Earlier still, we asked several people on a trip to Edmonton what they knew about Slave Lake. The responses ranged from total ignorance to close familiarity. Some who seemed to know something about it thought it was in the Northwest Territories.
So let’s see what we get on this one.
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Alberta Health Services would like you to know about a mobile mammography clinic coming to Slave Lake May 12 – 19. It’ll be in a trailer parked near the hospital. To book an appointment call 1-800-667-0604.
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There’s a new owner at the New 2 U store, down there in the little plaza that probably has a name but we never remember what it is. Let’s call it the New 2 U plaza, for convenience. The store is in the same place and has the same name. The new owner is Stacy George. Drop by and say hello!
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Sources at the Rotary Club say there are still spots available for the Texas Hold-‘em poker tournament this Saturday at the Legacy Centre. They can be purchased from Tracey Crain, Joanne Rubisch or Harry Bartlett. First prize is a $2,500 travel voucher!
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Apparently $228 million really is what it cost to build the new hospital in High Prairie. A huge number, but it is the official one.

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