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Letters to the Editor – from John P. Knox

To the president of the UCP LSL Constituency Association To the Editor: When it became public knowledge that your MLA was one of six United Conservative Party Members who not only disobeyed instructions to stay in their residence, but left…
Letters to the Editor – from Stuart Taylor

Travelling MLAs are only mortals To the Editor: When a Roman general celebrated a military “triumph” through Rome, dressed in a glorious purple-and-gold toga suggesting royalty or even divinity, a companion or possibly a slave would stand beside him in…
Municipal Planning Commission in an approving mood

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Say you want to set up a new business in town. And let’s further say the town’s land-use bylaw doesn’t list your type of business as one of the ‘permitted’ uses in that particular zone. There…
New M.D. CAO here via Drumheller, Vauxhall

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Barb Miller is the new Chief Administrative Officer of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River. That was reported back in November. She started Dec. 1 and has since been finding her way in the midst of…
Meet Noah, Sophia, Liam, Olivia, Oliver and Emma

Baby name fashions always changing Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Are people still having babies? That’s the rhetorical question posed on Page 9 of last week’s High Prairie South Peace News. Answer: of course they are! In fact the Slave Lake…
Escape is no longer an option

Commentary by Chris Clegg Years ago, Zag and Zog went on a hunt to provide for their families. They put on all the bearskins to keep warm and danced to all the clan rituals before leaving. Then they foraged into…
Fed-up town council calls for MLA Pat Rehn to resign

Rehn accuses council of ‘sowing political division’ Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Slave Lake town council took the unprecedented step last week of calling for Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn to resign. In an ‘open letter’ posted on social media…
Sun-soaked vacations show why Albertans need recall legislation

Franco Terrazzano Canadian Taxpayers Federation Albertans have every right to hate the hypocrisy coming from United Conservatives who locked the province down and decided to vacation abroad. The government just plunged Alberta into its second lockdown. Families spent the holidays…
Cervical cancer screening

Rebecca Johnson Alberta Health Services January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. If you have a cervix, it is important to get cervical cancer screening. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and the types…
Trudeau’s carbon tax short-sighted in so many ways

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media COVID-19 has had an impact on Canada’s food industry, but over time, resilience will prevail. However, the federal government’s pre-holiday announcement that it will increase the carbon tax to $170 per tonne by 2030 will have…