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Municipalities prepare for financial squeeze

The 2019 provincial budget outlines significant cuts to municipal funding over the next four years, but local officials are unsure how that will affect their budgets. Over the next four years, the government plans to cut expenses by 2.8 per cent ($1.

Separation sentiment linked directly to Trudeau, says MP

Chris Zwick – Leader Staff The current feelings of discontentment among western Canadians are real and the Liberal government need only look in the mirror if it wants to know why separation from Canada seems like a viable path to so many, says newly-
Fatal collision kills Boyle man

Fatal collision kills Boyle man

A 39-year-old Boyle man is dead after a 2003 Saturn Ion travelling westbound on Highway 55 collided head-on with a semi transport truck heading eastbound at the junction of Highway 663.

Candidates react to election results

Leslie Penny said she wasn’t surprised at the results of Oct. 21’s federal election, at least on the local level. Penny, a retired nurse and Town of Barrhead councillor, was the Liberal Party candidate for the Peace River-Westlock riding.
Poll: Federal Election 2019

Poll: Federal Election 2019

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Federal election results

The seats in Parliament this morning look like this: Liberals - 157 Conservatives - 121 Bloc Quebecois - 32 NDP - 24 Greens - 3 Independent - 1 With less than 170 seats to qualify as a majority government the Liberals must now either form a coalition
Arnold Viersen dominates Peace River-Westlock

Arnold Viersen dominates Peace River-Westlock

Chris Zwick – Leader Staff Arnold Viersen has reclaimed his seat as Member of Parliament and will return to Ottawa as the representative of the Peace River-Westlock riding when Parliament resumes.
Trying to sway the minds of future voters

Trying to sway the minds of future voters

Education, the environment, pipelines, health care and drugs of both the legal and illegal variety are some of the issues that concern young people the most.
Four candidates vie off in Barrhead

Four candidates vie off in Barrhead

Kevin Berger – Leader Staff Rural crime, agriculture, health care and the Indian Act’s dissolution were among the topics broached at the All Candidates Forum hosted on Oct. 2 at the Barrhead Senior’s Drop-in Centre.

Village updates its communications allowance policy

The Village of Boyle has voted to update its communications allowance policy during its regular council meeting held OCt. 2. Coun.