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by Jeff Burgar Politicians, especially our local folks, are quite good at putting their foots in their mouths. Then, of course, after some completely boneheaded muttering comes forth, they are the first to deny they ever said those ridiculous words!…

by Chris Clegg Gavin Joseph Mandin is loose, thanks to the powers-that-be in our justice system. Mandin is the person – a 15-year-old boy at the time – who killed his family at Sunset House Aug. 8, 1991. Victims of…

On Aug. 18, 2016, we, five volunteers from Edmonton on a car tour of northern Alberta to raise awareness about a horrendous human rights atrocity in China, were welcomed to the beautiful and kind town of High Prairie by Mayor…

Commentary by Katrina Owens This time of year has always been an exciting one for me, firstly because my birthday is soon approaching (my mom makes the best cheesecake) and secondly because school will be back in session within a…

by Jeff Burgar High Prairie Town Council voted last week not to send a councillor or two off to an Economic Development confab coming up in Manning. It sounds like a good thing – business attraction and retention and more.…

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…