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Riverboat Daze 2017 is in the rearview mirror, but people are still talking about it. It was a bit of a gamble for the Chamber of Commerce organizers, changing the format the way they did. But oh boy did it…

Jeff Burgar South Peace News Even if you have not tried all the options, throw money at a problem. In fact, when you haven’t even defined the problem, what the heck, throw money anyway! And best of all, you get…

When you think about it, why wouldn’t anyone want to be a municipal councillor? You get to make decisions that make somebody mad, pretty much every week. Those decisions may also be good ones for the majority of citizens, who…

That sure was a scathing letter in the Edmonton Journal on July 1, on the dire condition of Alberta’s capacity to prosecute crimes. Author Sheila Brown was taking both Justice Minister Katherine Ganley and Journal columnist Paula Simons to task…

Mac Olsen South Peace News So, the majority of Canadians have a low regard for President Donald Trump, if the results of the Pew Research Center’s survey are accurate. But their survey results mean nothing to me, as I have…

The worst thing anyone can imagine happened last week in Swan Hills. Somebody backing out of parking spot at a ball diamond ran over and killed a young child. There’s a lot of suffering going on over this and it’s…

Are economic predictions anything more than wishful thinking? We refer to the rosy ones – the type predicting robust growth based on $90 per barrel oil. Sometimes we think the so-called ‘experts’ put these out to see if they can…

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader Littering might not seem like a huge issue to some, considering the recent terrorist attacks and political problems happening around the world as of late. However, here in a small town such as Slave Lake, I…

As everybody knows, what the law allows and forbids is one thing; what people actually do is another. One glaring example is the distracted driving law. Everybody knows you’re supposed to keep your eyes on the road and your hands…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The things we used to do when we were kids! One of the long forgotten memories resurfaced June 12 during a visit from author Cecile Gannon, author of The Cream Can Romance. Among her many…

It’s kind of funny the fuss people make about the humble dandelion. But there is no escaping its impact on lawns and playing fields, either. It is a dilemma and as reported in the June 13 Edmonton Sun, city hall…

It’s not exactly news around here what a dedicated group of volunteers can accomplish. One of these is the Animal Rescue Committee of Slave Lake, which for over a decade has been grinding out the fundraisers at the same time…

To the Editor: It’s praiseworthy to unite like-minded conservatives under one political entity. This July both the PC and Wildrose parties will vote to merge into one entity called the United Conservative Party. The proposal, while laudable on its surface,…

To the Editor: How disappointed I was to read in The Leaders Council Notebook that Town Council had voted in favour of restoring the speed limit from 60kms to 80kms between the bridge over Sawridge Creek to Highway 2. I…

To The Editor Re: Alberta Bill 17 – The Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act I am writing to comment on the efforts by the Government of Alberta to modernize labour legislation in the province and extend it to farm…