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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…

Just a few months ago Tyler Emes of Slave Lake was one of the stars of the Roland Michener School graduation class. The Leader said as much, noting that Emes won more scholarships than any of his classmates. He was…

Some people walk by choice; others walk because they have to. Either way, it makes a big difference to have cleared sidewalks to walk on. Some property owners realize this and act accordingly. As it happens, it’s also the law.…

One can imagine the people responsible for the Slave Lake Legacy Centre asking that question. We’ve got this big, nice new facility. How do we make it work? Where is the money going to come from? One way, obviously, is…

You may have heard that The Leader is down to a single reporter for a few weeks. It’s not exactly the end of the world, but it will restrict our ability to respond to certain things as well as we…

It sure has been impressive to see the community stepping up to help the Mat Program get back on its feet. The turnout at the pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Friendship Centre on Nov. 4 was just part of the…