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To the Editor: Re: Red October… in the landfill, by Mac Olsen Why is it that Donald Trump supporters don’t want to admit a theory that is coming into more and more commonplace acceptance – that is there is no…

At The Leader we’re always looking for balance in the way we cover things. That goes for small, local issues and big national or international ones. Not that we spend much ink on topics outside the local context. That isn’t…

Talk of municipal amalgamation is inevitable when neighbouring municipalities start bickering about cost-sharing. The Town of Barrhead and the County of Barrhead are at it. Last year the town passed a motion to force the county to come to the…

In this day and age, if a quarter of the voters show up at the polls, it’s considered ‘good’ turnout. Apparently your political correspondent at The Leader had a lot more energy in 2013 – at least judging by the…

If you can imagine a scam, so can somebody else who is willing to try it out. Not to mention a lot you couldn’t imagine, even if you tried. There’s a whole universe of people out there trying hard to…

As a reporter you witness a lot of things, some rather monumental such as a new hospital being opened and then some rather mundane events, but it is all part of the job. As someone in the ‘news biz’ you…

‘There are three kinds of people,’ a fellow once said to your editorialist. ‘The crooks, the cops and the people. I’m a cop. Which one are you?’ Maybe journalists need their own category. They’re the ones, to quote the late…

Last week we reported about the M.D. of Lesser Slave River deciding to pay substantially less for its share of the cost of running rec facilities in Slave Lake – and for its share of firefighting services. Councillors there feel…

The Leader stays away, as a rule, from endorsing one candidate or group of candidates, or party, at any level of politics. We try to inform our readers as fairly as possible about who is running. It is tempting, sometimes,…

To the Editor: By now most people know that I am not running for re-election this fall. The decision to not run again has been on my mind for some time. Suffice to say I believe I have accomplished most…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Winter is slowly making its way round up here in northern Alberta, however it seems like other parts of Canada don’t yet need to brace for the cold. I personally would take colder temperatures over hot…

Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman came out swinging last week in his column/blog on the topic of inter-municipal relations. It was notable because nothing like it has been seen in years – maybe decades. Relations between the Town of Slave…

To the Editor: Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines, and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or in other words things that people need or want. Taxes decrease…

Chris Clegg South Peace News This weekend, some of the most famous characters in history turn 67. The first Peanuts cartoon strip was published Oct. 2, 1950 by Charles M. Schulz. Peanuts had an incredible run until Feb. 13, 2000…

‘Can’t a person just get a human being?’ Now where have we heard that before? It has probably appeared in this space before, after an attempt to phone the financial institution across the street. You would think (but you’d be…