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‘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…

The Leader stays away, as a rule, from endorsing one candidate or group of candidates, or party, at any level of politics. We try to inform our readers as fairly as possible about who is running. It is tempting, sometimes,…

To the Editor: By now most people know that I am not running for re-election this fall. The decision to not run again has been on my mind for some time. Suffice to say I believe I have accomplished most…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Winter is slowly making its way round up here in northern Alberta, however it seems like other parts of Canada don’t yet need to brace for the cold. I personally would take colder temperatures over hot…

Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman came out swinging last week in his column/blog on the topic of inter-municipal relations. It was notable because nothing like it has been seen in years – maybe decades. Relations between the Town of Slave…

To the Editor: Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines, and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or in other words things that people need or want. Taxes decrease…

Chris Clegg South Peace News This weekend, some of the most famous characters in history turn 67. The first Peanuts cartoon strip was published Oct. 2, 1950 by Charles M. Schulz. Peanuts had an incredible run until Feb. 13, 2000…

‘Can’t a person just get a human being?’ Now where have we heard that before? It has probably appeared in this space before, after an attempt to phone the financial institution across the street. You would think (but you’d be…

We’ll probably do some sort of a preview pretty soon of the Stage North Concert Series for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Or have we already done that? Anyway, the season kicks off on Oct. 13, with the East Coast trio…

Gerry Allarie was a good guy. A lot of people were saying a lot of nice things about the local businessman, former mayor, community supporter and family man who died last week at the age of 65. But that one,…