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Clegg’s Corner – Beautification nearly faced extinction

High Prairie and area residents are days away from celebrating another Christmas Light-Up. Together with the Town of High Prairie, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association leads the effort to hold the winter celebration. It is one many citizens look…

Chris Clegg William Miller was a genius, or a stark-raving lunatic. I am not sure which. Miller was born in 1782 in New England. He farmed for a living and was a former atheist. In 1831, he began making predictions…

Re: President Trump is playing with fire, Oct. 25, 2017 letter to the editor, South Peace News, by Eva Sartorius What in tarnation, Eva! While I always enjoy reading your letters, and objecting to them until I’m red in the…
Clegg’s Corner – Is there a compromise?

A man approached me at the Remembrance Day service with a question. “What’s going on at the arena?” Not knowing the schedule, I told him probably some practices and games. “Why are they open?” he asked. Good question. I know…

Simply turn the pages to find interesting tidbits Joe McWilliams Your ink-stained editor was sitting in the office the other day wondering how in the world to fill this space. It’s not far from that state of mind to falling…

Jeff Burgar According to simple numbers, right now there should be about 35 men and women from the High Prairie region serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and Reserve. Their duties would be everything from computer repair people, heavy-duty mechanics,…

Welcome to our Local Polls – Sometimes fun and sometimes serious. As we add Polls, some will be single choice, some will be multiple choice. You do not have to register to vote. Usually, you will be allowed only one…

Richard Froese Now that the new municipal councils and school boards have been elected and sworn in for a four-year term, it’s time to move forward. Councils and boards can accomplish many positive things by working together with residents and…

Jeff Burgar Congratulations to the High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce for their Small Business Week Celebration and Gala. There were three guest speakers: Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos First Nation in…

Tom Henihan Under most circumstances, any show of goodwill is welcome and beneficial if that display of respect or kindness is genuine. If expressed as a vain demonstration of one’s own virtue then it is exploitive and selfish. The Toronto…

This month, our NDP government took steps to protect and strengthen property rights and make life better for rural Albertans, but the United Conservative Party MLAs opposed it. At a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship, we…

Jeff Burgar It’s open for argument if, following the municipal elections last week, the dust will settle completely by the time the next elections happen four years from now. After all, people are still arguing and complaining about the provincial…

Why is it that American President Donald Trump supporters don’t want to admit a theory that is coming into more and more commonplace acceptance – that is there is no real right wing and/or left wing divide in politics? If…
Clegg’s Corner – There is reason for optimism

As always, the next four years for High Prairie town council will be interesting. Now that the election smoke has cleared, many are predicting what the next four years will bring us. Some good, some bad, everyone has an opinion.…

Jeff Burgar The hand wringing over what went wrong isn’t quite over. The shoulder shrugging that it doesn’t mean very much isn’t quite over. Some people now say they got so few votes is because people hate them! Some people…

Jeff Burgar The saying sort of goes, “People usually get the government they deserve.” The source for this saying runs from the biblical Book of Judges to Socrates, to Toqueville. People not only cannot not agree where the saying comes…