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Chris Clegg South Peace News The things we used to do when we were kids! One of the long forgotten memories resurfaced June 12 during a visit from author Cecile Gannon, author of The Cream Can Romance. Among her many…

It’s kind of funny the fuss people make about the humble dandelion. But there is no escaping its impact on lawns and playing fields, either. It is a dilemma and as reported in the June 13 Edmonton Sun, city hall…

It’s not exactly news around here what a dedicated group of volunteers can accomplish. One of these is the Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake, which for over a decade has been grinding out the fundraisers at the same time…

To the Editor: It’s praiseworthy to unite like-minded conservatives under one political entity. This July both the PC and Wildrose parties will vote to merge into one entity called the United Conservative Party. The proposal, while laudable on its surface,…

To the Editor: How disappointed I was to read in The Leaders Council Notebook that Town Council had voted in favour of restoring the speed limit from 60kms to 80kms between the bridge over Sawridge Creek to Highway 2. I…

To The Editor Re: Alberta Bill 17 – The Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act I am writing to comment on the efforts by the Government of Alberta to modernize labour legislation in the province and extend it to farm…

To the Editor: Re: “Agreement with teachers does not respect rural realities” Lakeside Leader, May 31. MLAs Richard Starke and Walter Drysdale use factual errors, incorrect assumptions and faulty logic in their poorly researched article that absurdly claims the recent…

Tom Warshawski and Mary Lewis Troy Media We shield our children and young teenagers from many things: overt portrayals of sex and violence on TV and in movies, drinking alcohol, smoking, owning guns and signing contracts, to name a few.…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It’s a useful exercise, I’ve always found, to look at things from the other person’s point of view. You may not agree with what they do, say, or think – but at least you can understand…

A lot of fuss is being made about the proposed provincial electoral boundary changes. Too much fuss, in our opinion. The proposed change to the Lesser Slave Lake riding is not that great. The commission obviously tried hard (or is…

Richard Froese South Peace News What is fair and equitable representation for rural regions in the provincial legislature? Is fair and equitable representation important, valid, or essential in rural areas where the population is much more sparse and communities are…

Locally, the pressures faced by municipal governments mirror those Alberta and B.C. are experiencing. What’s at stake is a lot smaller, of course, but the situation is similar. When times are good and money is flowing into municipal coffers, cooperation…