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To the Editor: (Premier) Rachel Notley and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips claim that climate science is completely settled, and that it’s useless to question, investigate, or inquire further. Last year, when an opposition member of the legislative asembly sought cabinet…

To the Editor: The Progressive Conservative Party (PC) and the Wildrose Party (WRP) are engaged in talks to unite conservatives into one political entity. Presumably the proposed talks are based upon the commonly held belief that all conservatives conform to…

Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media Supply management is officially on Donald Trump’s radar and Canadian dairy farmers are holding their breath. For years, farmers have defended the five-decade old system as perfect for this nation. They’re about to find out that…

Commentary by Chris Clegg Of all the reality shows on TV, I enjoy The Last Alaskans the most. The show features the last four family permit holders who live in seven cabins in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast…

It now costs Alberta lumber producers 20 per cent more to ship their product into the U.S. This will punish them, while at the same time creating an artificial advantage for their competitors south of the border. American consumers will…

There’s never enough room to properly recognize the winners of the Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer Award winners in the next issue of The Leader. But that’s okay! Because there’s always another issue coming out, with space to…

To the Editor: Vietnam War veteran John Kerry’s testimony before the Senate foreign relations committee, April 22, 1971 should be required reading for Justin Trudeau. I suggest it should be required reading as well for anyone who agrees with Trudeau’s…

To the Editor: Last week, Prime Minister Trudeau tabled Bill C-46, his new legislation to legalize marijuana and repeated the claim that he wants to keep pot out of the hands of kids. Let’s be clear, Prime Minister Trudeau’s plan…

To the Editor: Re: Science is not about consensus: it’s about observable facts, by Kevin Avram on the Aprl 12 Lakeside Leader Letters page: How observable are the increased floods, more powerful fires, extreme winds and shifting biological zones around…

Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime—then the law as it stands today has been…

Joe McWilliams Slave Lake Lakeside Leader I know for a fact people still read books. I met one of them the other day. He had no friends and the neighbours were throwing rocks at him. The neighbourhood dogs were howling…

There seems to be no getting away from hemp these days. In one form or another it keeps showing up – in the news and even in M.D. of Lesser Slave River council meetings. Take the April 12 meeting, for…

Richard Froese For the Lakeside Leader Who says small rural and northern communities are not supported by provincial and federal governments? Residents in the High Prairie region have great reason to celebrate, not one, but two big-news stories. After waiting…

Notwithstanding a bit of recent good news on the litter front, the volume of trash around Slave Lake can seem overwhelming. You definitely wouldn’t want to invite anybody to town right now – not if you care about their opinion.…

To the Editor: When Premier Notley and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips claim climate science is settled, in effect, they’re justifying just about any government action, expense, or tax policy that they say will slay the climate dragon. As we all…