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Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   Acting now to address Alberta’s economic ills is essential I have worked in Alberta for almost 40 years now. I have had many jobs, seen a variety of federal governments but only…

Commentary by Katrina Owens Recently I’ve been trying hard to make it a point to profile local painters, crafters, writers, fibre-artists and photographers in The Leader. I decided to create the series after realizing there are lots of talented people…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS   Community Volunteer Income Tax Program   Understanding your rights and responsibilities and the benefits of filing an income tax and benefit return is an important aspect of financial literacy. Did you know that…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   It may be time to spread the work around   It is an unusual time in Alberta. I have lived in Alberta for more than 40 years and pretty much during that…

Chris Clegg   We had a byelection for High Prairie town council Feb. 1. The next day, one of the staff members in our office said it was terrible how few people voted. Let’s see. In round numbers, High Prairie…

Joe McWilliams I’ve got a chunk of kimberlite sitting on my desk. It’s pretty useless, and not much to look at, but it stays. It reminds me of one of the things I like about this job, which is the…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A burst of optimism has you moving toward a new goal, Aries. This positive frame of mind can propel you to the finish line quickly, but make each decision carefully. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 There is no harm in being ambitious, Aries. But a little humility to accompany that ambition can go a long way. Accept any recognition you earn in an appropriate manner. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

Commentary by Richard Froese Already at the end of the first month in 2016, our province and nation certainly have new faces from one year ago, at least on the political scene. Conservative governments were turfed last year as the…