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Joe McWilliams Something I wrote 22 years ago and stumbled upon recently seems to resonate with present circumstances in the north and Canada generally. It was called ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’, and was a reflection on Rudy Wiebe’s historical novel…

Jeff Burgar Continued from last week… It seems, in most Alberta communities, adults and youth are mostly left to their own devices when it comes to organized sports in summer. For most communities, with the exception of swimming and perhaps…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News On July 10, Stacey L. Cunningham was fined $600 in High Prairie provincial court after pleading guilty to a Town of High Prairie bylaw. Her sin was allowing her dog to have the run…

Richard Froese Canada Day on July 1 has come and gone for another year. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday in 2017, the day was probably bigger and more memorable than in many years or decades. Canada Day suitably fell…

Jeff Burgar It’s often said by politicians everywhere there is no such thing as a wasted dollar when it comes to spending taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars on recreation. To paraphrase one local person, “You have a choice. Spend money on sports…

Re: Canadians against Trump! Not me! I read Mac Olsen’s commentary in the July 5 edition of South Peace News and I can see he still drifts off to dreamland with Trump on his mind. Personally, the man is a…

Tom Henihan You know you are in enlightened and progressive company when an item of clothing personifies a group’s political and social views. Few things can articulate profound, social ideology better than a polo shirt or pair of sneakers. The…

Jeff Burgar There is something telling in the fact for the most part, American TV viewers couldn’t care less about the news media hysteria surrounding American president Donald Trump. Hysteria? Absolutely! Everything is fair game these days, from Ivanka Trump…

by Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Stuart Orlando Scott died from cancer on Jan. 4, 2015. At the 2014 ESPY Awards he said the following while battling the dreaded disease: “I said, ‘I’m not losing! I’m still here! I’m…

Jeff Burgar Even if you have not tried all the options, throw money at a problem. In fact, when you haven’t even defined the problem, what the heck, throw money anyway! And best of all, you get the same ‘good’…

Jeff Burgar Have a good event and inevitably, there will be people wanting to do it all over again next year. It might be a music festival, a family picnic, a big sale at a store, or some kind of…

Mac Olsen So, the majority of Canadians have a low regard for President Donald Trump, if the results of the Pew Research Center’s survey are accurate. Their survey results mean nothing to me, as I have applauded Trump’s presidency from…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News “My life needs a rewind button!” It’s what I told a friend while reminiscing last week. Imagine having a second chance at something after realizing the mistake you made. A complete do-over, an Etch-a-Sketch…