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by Jeff Burgar There might be people who don’t feel a burst of pride whenever the Canadian flag is raised at an international sporting event, signifying a Canadian trophy. Pfft on them! And no doubt, there were a few dry…

Commentary by Mac Olsen It is often said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions sometimes bring unnecessarily tragic results. Take the case of a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park. A few weeks…

by Chris Clegg Regular readers of this column know I began lobbying weeks ago to Alberta Health Services to provide renal dialysis services in the hospital. We have watched helplessly while numerous residents leave the community to receive treatment in…

by Jeff Burgar Anybody driving by the east end of High Prairie can’t help but like the signs of construction happening there. UFA is putting up a new building. The East Gate development is going ahead with the Peavey Mart.…

Commentary by Katrina Owen My family back in Ontario will have a laugh at this week’s commentary, mainly because of my unrealistic fear of bees and wasps. My phobia reached an all time high last year. I almost made my…

by Jeff Burgar Politicians rarely enjoy saying no to anything. We say rarely, because, if one looks hard enough, one will find something foolish enough to turn that statement upside down. For example, “Sir, are you in favour of passing…

Chris Clegg, Editor, High Prairie South Peace News Plato is regarded as one of the great thinkers in history. His teacher, Socrates, and most notable student, Aristotle, are household names. They are the elite of thinkers and revered even today,…

by Jeff Burgar So, what is going to happen in Joussard? This was the first thought of a few people, but only a few, when they heard about what happened to some cabins in Faust a few weeks ago. Big…

by Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News Last year, the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County councils each forwarded $568,145.52 to the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board for operations. That’s just over $1.136 million. This year,…

by Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News It appears to me that people at Grouard have already voted with their feet. That is, this will be the last year the junior high school program will be offered at Grouard Northland…

Joe McWilliams, Editor Slave Lake Lakeside Leader A couple of thoughts occurred last week when Wildrose Leader – and Fort McMurray resident – Brian Jean appeared on television in front of the remains of houses in his home town. One…

We are busy checking out the new South Peace News website [southpeacenews.com] which is being rebuilt, and here we see a picture of actor Charlie Sheen posing with some of our local folks. Oops! Wait a minute. That isn’t really…

by Jeff Burgar That 80,000 people, more than the 60,000 people in the entire city of Grande Prairie, were evacuated from Fort McMurray with no loss of life [two were lost in a vehicle accident south of the city for…
THE PAGE May 4, 2016

There’s a crowd of photos posted on the South Peace News brand new website at [southpeacenews.com] from the High Prairie Sportsmen Show two weekends ago. Plus, right after the show there was another group of photos posted on the HighPrairie.com…