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Will Trudeau listen to Parliament on the carbon tax? To the Editor After eight years, Justin Trudeau is no longer listening to Canadians or provincial premiers. The Prime Minister recently admitted that the last time he met with premiers about…
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That solar eclipse of April 8 was a bit of a bust, as far as anybody at The Leader office could tell. Not that we ever looked up at the sun to see if some of it was missing, having…
Kinuso students explore Europe

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader After a six-year wait, Kinuso students once again had a chance to explore Europe. From March 26 to April 7, Kinuso students and adults travelled in Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France. “We usually try…

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services Fatigue is a feeling of physical and/or mental tiredness that affects your ability to perform at your best. You may feel fatigued because of overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. Any illness…

Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation The CBC just got another cash infusion from the Trudeau government and treated itself to a fresh round of bonuses. Cabinet documents show the government boosted the state broadcaster’s budget by $96 million, bringing annual…

Commentary by Chris Clegg I always liked to tease my Lethbridge Community College instructor Georgia Fooks (may she rest in peace!) by reminding her the best advice she ever gave was during the first day of classes; then it went…

Protect the children, but speech portion of Bill C-63 should be axed To the Editor: The C-63 proposed legislation to protect children is again corrupted by over-reaching bureaucrats and politicians. Every reasonable Canadian Citizen would agree about legislation to protect…

The quality of the hockey at the Treaty 8 Cup makes a person wonder if a senior men’s league in the area could work again. Or why there isn’t one, with all that talent coming out of the woodwork. The…

Rebecca Schulz Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Zebra mussels are one of the world’s most invasive aquatic species. These fingernail-sized, freshwater invertebrates have a hard shell and look a bit like a clam. An infestation of zebra mussels can…

Bill Whitelaw Troy Media Living in what I’ve whimsically dubbed “M&M-ville” holds the promise of a groundbreaking energy paradigm for rural Alberta. Nestled about 45 minutes southwest of Calgary along Highway 543, this imaginary locale embodies the dynamic interplay between…

Commentary By Joe McWilliams Over 30 years on the job, junk tends to accumulate. And not just the physical kind. My work computer, for example, has stories, or opinion columns, sitting around. They gather dust, if pieces of digital data…