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Good news out of Wabasca. Angel Potskin, who had been reported missing, is missing no longer. RCMP reported on May 14 that the 18-year-old had been “located safe.” She had been reported missing on April 2
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Counterfeit currency is in the news again. Slave Lake RCMP reported last week that “a number of counterfeit bills of various denominations have been passed in recent months, possibly unbeknownst to the people using the money.” In other words, they aren’t necessarily guilty of deliberately passing fake bills. The person pictured may be in that situation. RCMP would like to talk to her, and urge anyone who recognizes her to call them at 780-849-3999.

The RCMP would like to have a word with this person

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Hey, don’t forget that this Friday and Saturday is the first annual Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament at Spruce Point Park Marina.
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While we’re at it, this Saturday, May 26 is the annual Songbird Festival at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. One of these days we’re going to type that ‘Bird Conversation’ and it will get past the proofreaders.
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What else? Graduations! Or convocations, if you prefer. Northern Lakes College has its on Friday, June 1. St. Francis and Kinuso School both on June 2. Congratulations ahead of time to all.
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Of course the Rotary Club’s big 777 reverse car raffle is also on Saturday, June 2. Somebody is going to walk (or drive) away from that thing with a new car.
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A bit of advice about moose nose soup, from the owner of a locally-produced cookbook: ‘Make sure you cook the snot out of it.”
Thanks for that, Mrs. B.
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By the way, the late Mary Jane Bellerose had the following instructions for rice pudding: ‘Bring water to a boil and cook the rice for about 20 minutes. Add milk, sugar, salt and raisins to cooked rice. Cook over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve warm with a little cream.’
Sounds delicious!
This is from ‘History in the Baking,’ by the way, published in 2011 by the Slave Lake Adult Education Committee. Ingredient amounts were included as well, but we left them out because we didn’t want to spoil the fun of experimenting.
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A drive up the Devonshire Beach road last Wednesday afternoon showed a lot of ice, but it was almost the same colour as the water.
The air temperature out there was at least five degrees cooler than in town, and none of the trees along the lakeshore had leaves yet. Plenty of snow still, too, in shady spots.
Out at the golf course, manager Tom Tippin and his wife Laurie were preparing for the first Ladies’ Night of the season, with stalwart John Ostapczuk back and anchoring the pro shop. John’s brother Stan – the Gilwood manager for years – will be working at the Sturgeon Valley club in St. Albert.


A visitor to Slave Lake last week turned heads by angle parking on 3rd Ave. NE.

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