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Commentary by Tom Henihan Now that the government has fulfilled its target of bringing Syrian refugees to Canada the next level of vacuous, political dissent begins. The government reached its target, providing refuge to 25,000 people in difficult or abject…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   Don’t know what you have till its gone   Many people are calling the latest oil crash a correction. Albertans were working too hard. Wages were too high. Labor shortages made it…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar Hard times call for hard measures. A Provincial Sales Tax? Oh the humanity of it all! But, with our Alberta government swimming in an ocean of red ink, the PST idea is once again floating in…

Léonne Turcotte We are sometimes so quick to complain and criticize our Health Care system. I had to seek Medical Care on Feb. 7 at the Sacred Heart Health Centre and I have nothing but praise for the care I…

Commentary by Mac Olsen Gun control advocacy and Bill C-68 type legislation could once again become a fact of life in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Government are going to restore the RCMP’s authority to make the…

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…