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by Chris Clegg Reading and hearing of the megabucks earned by movie stars and athletes truly makes the mind boggle. Basketball and baseball players are signing $100 million plus contracts. Hockey and football players are not as fortunate. They have…

I read your article in the paper about the July 14 meeting where Dr. Kevin Worry took another roasting. I refer back to the article in the paper some weeks ago where Dr. Robin Laughlin stated that Alberta Health Services…

by Jeff Burgar Crime in the streets. Roving gangs threatening and robbing tourists. A strange mosquito virus causing babies to be born with shrunken heads. A horde of doped up atheletes coming to town to beat the pants and panties…

I would like to reply to the regional comment in the Aug. 10/2016 Leader. Here again, I hear the plea for Slave Lake residents to shop local and support local business. Quite simply put, I can’t afford to. To spay…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams One of the great things about growing up was (and is) exploring trails. The thrill of anticipation about what might be around the next corner or over the next ridge never really goes away; never gets…

by Jeff Burgar There just isn’t anything quite as versatile as a human body. It can walk, climb, pound nails, wheel cement, saw wood, drive vehicles from lawn mowers to combines to gravel trucks and oh, so much more. Unfortunately,…

by Jeff Burgar Maybe someone, somewhere, is outraged how High Prairie town council cavalierly breaks its own rules. Then some councillor mumbles justification that is so ludicrous, it is hardly worth comment. Maybe somewhere there is outrage. Certainly not in…

by Richard Froese Summer is almost over and parents are getting their children ready to head back to school in a few weeks. Be a good citizen and shop at home to support your local community. With many businesses struggling…

RE: Behaviour tech and the Toronto cop. Oh my God! What next? I saw the video of that behaviour tech getting shot. Here, I think we call them support workers. I was one for close to 20 years. I worked…

by Jeff Burgar Does it hurt to have a lawyer on the company payroll? If one lawyer is a good idea, why not two lawyers? The idea for this is, they would each have to argue out the merits of…

by Tom Henihan The issue of plagiarism regarding Melania Trump’s speech was more amusing than serious, especially considering that virtually everyone in the political arena is scripted. The entire enterprise is a fiction, a staged fabrication; only when there is…

by Jeff Burgar “Where I live, it’s nice and quiet,” Dylan Laboucan’s father Leo said in a CBC news report. “Everybody knows everybody around here. If there’s a vehicle from out of town, we’ll all notice it right away. It’s…

by Chris Clegg It is often asked, “What makes a man great?” Every person has their version of greatness, defined in the dictionary partly as “more than ordinary” and “being larger or more important than others of the same kind”.…

by Jeff Burgar I was hoping it would be a long, hot, boring, but also enjoyable summer. Maybe in that, is the problem. Long? Well, not even halfway through and many things happening. By that measure, long indeed. Which would…

by Jeff Burgar In the minds of four High Prairie town councillors, they were doing the right thing when they voted to refund a taxpayer a penalty. Town council, as policy states, charged the taxpayer when she didn’t pay her…