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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…

It’s worth asking questions, now and then, about why we do things the way we do. And what they might mean, and should mean. Not to mention how they appear to people on the outside looking in. For example, what…

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…