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Two staff members at schools in Slave Lake have recently been slammed by the teachers’ union for what it deems inappropriate behaviour. Fair enough – unions have rules and disciplinary procedures. If you break them, punishment follows. But in these…

The Woods & Water Recreational Trails Association held its annual general meeting last week. This is the group that hopes to develop a section of the Trans Canada Trail across the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake. The good news…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (May 14th for those who aren’t aware). I figured a gentle reminder about important female role models are for us younglings couldn’t hurt. I’ve learned the majority of my life lessons…

This is Pitch-In Week. You’ve probably already seen groups of people picking up litter around town. However, it’s not too late to register with the Town, pick up some bags and get out there and do your bit to make…

‘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…

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…

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…