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This past weekend the Roland Michener School cross country running team was making their way back from the provincial meet in Vermillion when they were the first on the scene of a single vehicle roll over (A young man had swerved to miss a deer).
The school bus pulled over, the teacher-coach Ms. Doroshenko called 9-1-1, and Grade 10 student, Jaydyn Bar, started checking the victim for injuries using her first aid training. Bar is a junior fire fighter with the Lesser Slave Lake Fire Department when she’s not busy being an academic, athletic student.
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Contacts at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake tell us the group is hoping to set up a program of guest speakers once per month at their Tuesday morning meetings. We’ve agreed to alert our readers as to the names and topics, assuming the club can get us that information enough ahead of time. Stay tuned….
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Meanwhile, sales of cash raffle tickets and Grey Cup tickets continue. The former are available at The Business Factory, Appara Shoes, Eiserman Meats and Alimo’s Pizzaria as well as from Rotary members; the latter can be purchased at The Business Factory, Eiserman Meats or from Harry Bartlett. Grey Cup tickets are about 75 per cent sold.
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Well, well – nice surprise for the folks at The Leader last week when former reporter Katrina Owens popped in for a visit – all the way from her home in Oshawa Ontario! She was working for a newspaper in Lindsay Ontario for a few months and now is back at Durham College taking more courses. She said the cold here was a bit of a shock, and the dryness. ‘You should have been here in September,’ we told her.
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Word on the street is that local band the Jackpines release their first-ever song, which means it becomes available online. It’s called ‘Conscience,’ and Nov. 2 is the ‘drop’ date. More details to follow….
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Okay, that car on its side up against the trees in the Hwy. 88 ditch north of Slave Lake? It’s been there a month-and-a-half, at least. Shouldn’t somebody be doing something about it? The current coffee shop theory is that it’s a jurisdictional issue. Since it is right up against the trees – maybe even a bit into them – Alberta Transportation is thinking that it’s not in their right-of-way, but rather sitting in the provincial park. So it’s a Parks issue. Parks, of course, is not touching it, because it’s obviously Transportation’s problem. So there it sits.
Of course we have no idea if that’s anywhere close to the truth. But it’s obvious nobody is claiming responsibility for it.
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Pickle ball is a really big dill… ha ha ha ha. The editor goes away for a week and people start coming up with witty puns out of the blue.
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This just in from the Slave Lake RCMP (too late to go in any other space):
Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. on October 1st and 10:00 p.m. on October 2, 2018, a Subside Commander 7 Horizontal Drill Remote Screen (worth approximately $10,000), a 101-piece Stanley Tool and a Horizontal Torch set were stolen from a parked work truck in Slave Lake, Alta.
Slave Lake RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. Please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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And (this stuff keeps pouring in), Jo-Anne Lanctot, Superintendent of Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No 42, tells us the 2017-2018 Provincial Achievement and Diploma Examination results released by the Minister of Education demonstrate that Living Waters Schools continues to achieve success in a number of areas.
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Leader staff says goodbye to long time staff member Tammy Leslie, Leslie worked at the Leader for 12 years as the advertising manager. She will be missed greatly. Leader staff would like to wish her all the best on her new adventure and to remind her not to forget her Leader family when she is gone.
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Halloween is Oct. 31; be smart, be safe, and stay warm! And, if you are interested in making it a healthy Halloween, check out the piece on Page 5.

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