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There is a lot of talk about sexual harassment and abuse going around. Such accusations are not new, but they seem to be coming thick and fast lately, with fast and hard consequences for the accused. Apparently the far reach…

A word of recognition is in order, we think, for unselfish people who do good things to make their communities better places to live. Who knows what motivates them, and frankly, who cares? It’s what they do that counts. One…

Slave Lake is getting a bad reputation due to the speeding tickets so many people passing through are getting. That’s the view of one old-timer on the scene who made the point in a rant the other day that covered…

Everything costs uncomfortable amounts of money these days. Maybe it always did, and maybe it’s no worse than it ever was. But it’s still tough! For businesses, it’s a pretty basic calculation: Revenues must exceed costs, or what’s the point?…

Edmonton police are being criticized for not releasing the names of murder victims. There is no legal requirement, apparently, either to do it or not do it. It’s probably being done out of respect for the wishes of the bereaved.…

If everybody behaved rationally, running a town would be a lot simpler and cheaper. No crime, no litter, no need for expensive structures to deal with all the stupid things we do. The world is a mess and our little…

A map of the United States showing each state’s largest employer was making the rounds recently on social media. It’s a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. For example, the largest employer in 22 of the 50 states is Walmart. The largest…

Who would have bet money on Junior ‘B’ hockey ever returning to Slave Lake? Maybe you still shouldn’t, but that isn’t stopping a local group from getting organized to make it happen for the 2018/19 season. And if we’ve learned…

There’s a tendency these days, when noting how things are changing, to shrug the shoulders and say, ‘Well, that’s it then. That’s just the way things are going. We’ll never see that again,’ or ‘That will never come back like…

The Leader set out a few months ago with big plans for a survey on what people would change about Slave Lake if they could. It was along the lines of an earlier scheme we dreamed up to poll people…

To the Editor: A big thank you to the following businesses for sponsoring seniors to walk free throughout the winter months at the MRC track. ATCO Electric, Ecomax, Servus Credit Union, CJ CSM Inspections and the Landon Persson Memorial Fund.…

There’s a lot of impatience in our culture. It probably has some good effects, but today let’s consider a few of the bad ones. It tends to cause people to fly off the handle when things aren’t working the way…

To the Editor, Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass its marijuana legalization legislation when there are still so many questions and so few answers? Just this week, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said…

Will we talk about snow removal this week? It’s rough when you have a hard time getting through some spot where the wind has caused it to build up. Your Leader reporter actually got stuck in deep snow at 4th…