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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…

Richard Froese, Reporter South Peace News What a difference a year makes! May 5 marks the first anniversary that the New Democratic Party ended the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservative party in the Alberta election. Then last October, the…

By Jeff Burgar Policies are supposed to make life simple. For example, “This is the policy that says when our regular meetings start.” That’s good. What’s the point of having regular meetings if they all don’t start at the same…

Re: True local health council desperately needed On April 19, an opinion article published in the High Prairie South Peace News [Clegg’s Corner] outlined concerns about the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council, and a perceived lack of support and…

Tom Henihan, Reporter, Falher Smoky River Express It is noble to express concern for the world our grandchildren will inherit as Stephen Lewis did recently at the NDP Leadership Convention in Edmonton. Most responsible people look ahead with similar thoughts…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister This Easter season was one of the most fascinating God-Incidence, or co-incidence, feast days in many years. Holy Thursday leading into Good Friday is the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith, the night when Jesus…

by Jeff Burgar Now, give or take a few days, it would be just six months to our next town and county elections. Six months that is, if we were following the old rules of city, municipal district, county, Metis…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre The story is told of Michelangelo examining the work of one of his eager protégés. After carefully inspecting the beautiful sculpture of an angel, Michelangelo exclaimed, “Well, it lacks only one thing,” turned…

by Jeff Burgar Well kids, the money forecast is clouds, rain, and more rain. Mom and Dad still have their jobs, but the renter in the basement has moved out. That means all the extra cash he paid us is…

by Jeff Burgar Anywhere you go, you will find people who have low opinions, high opinions, no opinions of anything you care to name. Start with people. Doctors. Nurses. Plumbers. Farmers. French people. German people. Americans. Albertans. Central Canadians. Black…