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It’s tough to criticize a fellow who is willing to give away millions of his own money to help less fortunate folks get healthier. And to be fair, nobody is accusing former CNRL boss Allan Markin and his Pure North…

Jennifer Beaulieu Alberta Health Services Despite improvements in oral health, dental cavities continue to be common in childhood. To maintain those beautiful smiles, adults need to provide oral health care for their infants and young children and help brush and…

Derek James Troy Media Alberta is all abuzz. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is back from her trip to Washington. She was there to advocate for the province’s economic interests against the rising tide of American trade protectionism and to explain…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church In previous articles, it has been established that a large portion of the Big Picture is the fact that humans are all guilty. While many consider themselves to be “good people,” this is…

On the Internet, you can register on any forum you like, with a fake name, and rant away. Be as disrespectful as you like. Make things up, rave like a lunatic. Anything goes. In the newspaper biz we have to…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar Do you remember Stephen Duckett? He was the fellow, an expert hired by our provincial government of the day in 2009. Duckett was from Australia and was to ‘save’ Alberta’s health care system. Duckett ran into…

Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit Slave Lake Alliance Church Someone once described Star Wars episodes 1-6 as “The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker.” I liked that overarching wide-angle-lens perspective on one of my favourite movie franchises. But that is just a made-up story.…

Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute In recent years, depressed commodity prices have plagued Canada’s mining industry. One recent report showed that spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive…

If you’ve been wondering what is happening with the Town of Slave Lake project of updating its downtown plan, here’s what we’ve come up with. Laurie Skrynyk at the Town provided an update on the latest downtown plan public input…

To the Editor: What causes poverty? I love it when leftists begin their ramblings with this question, as if to considerately warn off any potential readers with the disclaimer: “I am ignorant of economics and basic logic; your time would…