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Richard Froese Many people own dogs or cats as pets and special companions.Some have dogs for safety and to protect people and property.However, a rash of dog attacks in the Big Lakes County region has been all but safe for…

Pat Rehn,MLA,Lesser Slave Lake I hope the month of June has been treating everyone in Lesser Slave Lake well.The month was full of welcome news for Albertans and that starts off with the particularly good information released by Statistics Canada…

Richard Froese Canada Day returns July 1!Communities and Canadians are expected to be out in huge crowds to celebrate the mult-cultural nation.It will be the first time since 2019 that major Canada Day festivities can be held after two long…

Jeff Burgar I’m one of those people who usually has a bunch of answers. When the going is good, it’s all because of my skills, knowledge and ability. When the going gets bad – well – it’s that guy over…

Jeff Burgar One would think, among the best and brightest of us who go on in life to become lawyers and judges, there would be at least one small iota of intelligence in each and every one of them.Perhaps there…

To keep our communities safe and to protect our way of life, Alberta needs police services that are well-managed, properly resourced, and accountable to local communities.The national model that we have right now does not meet these expectations. The RCMP…

Pearl Lorentzen Blankets can protect you from heat, just like they do from cold.The first week of June, I took part in a sweat at a sweat lodge on Swan River First Nation.This sweat was connected with the start of…

Chris Clegg Frustration over crime is a subject expressed over and over again in municipal chambers and coffee shops in Alberta.Almost weekly, the public is expressing concern over light sentences given to criminals. Less than a month behind bars for…

I would just like to thank you [Big Lakes County] for the hamlet cleanup program that the county has every year.This is a great program, and helps clean up the hamlets from garbage that people may not be able to…

Chris Clegg Christians have been persecuted for centuries. Jokes about the “Bible Thumpers’ are everywhere, despite the good work they do in the community.Many studies show if you want to make a contribution that will benefit most toward ridding the…

Richard Froese Seniors have made vital roles to build communities throughout Alberta and Canada. They have helped shape communities to what they are today. Their efforts and contributions are being honoured and celebrated during Seniors’ Week June 6-12.As people reach…

Pat Rehn,MLA,Lesser Slave Lake Hello, Lesser Slave Lake, I hope the week has been one of fond memories and kind deeds!I will start off of course, with the biggest recent news. That is the result of the leadership review. With…

Jeff Burgar “We’re gonna yank ‘em! We’re gonna kick ‘em! Rip ‘em! Tear ‘em! Take ‘em and roll them around and rip ‘em to pieces! Then we’re gonna slaughter them!”Inside the arenas, outside the arenas, in bars and at home,…

Joe McWilliams Like a lot of people who grew up in my generation, I saw a lot of western-themed movies and TV shows. By the time I was in my upper teens, I was pretty much fed up with westerns…

To: Rajan Shawney,Alberta Minister of Transportation. We would like to request a garbage bin be placed on the roadside turnout located in Salt Prairie on Highway 750. We have noticed all other roadside turnouts have garbage bins but ours does…