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MD sends financial support to Slave Lake

The MD of Willow Creek has decided to help a friend in need by sending a donation of $2 per capita, for a total of $10,674, to the Town of Slave Lake which is recovering from a devastating fire.
Council reviewed a letter May 25 from Brad Mason, chief administrative officer for the Town of Nanton, who set up a Slave Lake donation fund.
The fund will be administered by an advisory committee of seven who will release funds, based upon the needs assessment and recommendation of a local committee in Slave Lake.
The advisory committee consists of Mason; Town of Sylvan Lake chief administrative officer Betty Osmond; and Spruce Grove city manager Doug Lagore.
Mason noted the Town of Didsbury has approved a donation of $5,000.
Some communities are choosing to donate money from the municipality itself, some are raising money individually through council and staff, some are canvassing their communities, and some are collecting funds, issuing receipts and sending a lump sum to the “Town of Nanton Slave Lake Donation Fund.”
Coun. Earl Hemmaway said when the MD of Willow Creek suffered through a fire a few years ago, the County of 40-Mile gave the MD of Willow Creek $5,000.
“It was greatly appreciated with all the help we got — especially out of the north,” Hemmaway added.
Coun. Ian Sundquist suggested $10,000 be sent by the MD of Willow Creek.
“They’re going to have some massive re-building,” Sundquist said.
Council agreed to send $2 per capita, which is just more than $10,000.