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On Saturday, Aug. 12, I went walking with my grandchildren and their dogs on the Jaycee Park trail. We went on a beautiful path that took us behind the rodeo grounds where we enjoyed the trees and green fields, then…

Voters need to study the issues, be prepared Richard Froese Local government elections return Oct. 16 and the campaign has already started! Elections can get heated and contentious, particularly if elected officials have made questionable or objectionable decisions in office.…

Jeff Burgar   Edmonton has what they are calling, an “accidental beach.” According to news reports, construction work on a LRT bridge at the Cloverdale district affected water flow of the North Saskatchewan River which flows through the middle of…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News   On Sept. 18, people from the town, county and Metis settlements will declare their intentions to seek office for the next four years. The fun begins shortly afterwards as campaigning begins. You will…
Valedictorian says school is a journey in life

Ramona Bokhout, Valedictorian Greetings, Class of 2017; we did it! We’re finally graduating! This is it, the day everyone has been waiting for! All the stress, homework, studying for upcoming tests, grad preparations and school drama is finally over. I…

Tom Henihan We accept Labour Day as the official end of summer, especially with children returning to school the Tuesday following that long weekend. While it may remain warm in September, the weather also possesses a discrete inversion that unequivocally…

Jeff Burgar There might be something special about blue. Or rather, something very “unspecial”. Whatever it is about a certain, particular shade of blue, it causes things of that colour to fade into the woodwork. To disappear, in ways that…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I took this stand a few years ago and wrote a column on the matter. This week, I do the same. Last week, Councillor Brian Gilroy asked if I would sign his nomination papers…

Jeff Burgar Those of us who grew up in a small town have heard the story many times: “I can’t wait to be old enough to get out of this town.” Now you may think this is just particular to…

Jeff Burgar How does one decide what to put in a time capsule? A few days ago, about 150 (a fitting number, it being Canada’s 150th anniversary) watched excitedly as the High Prairie time capsule, was cracked open. The actually…

Jeff Burgar There is something in government that makes most things take forever. Plus add at least a few months, to whatever schedule one has to get things. It is a simple fact of life. American president Donald Trump bemoans…

Katrina Owens For petes sake ladies and gentlemen, please teach your kids that shoe laces do not (and should not) count as leashes for dogs or cats. If I have to hear about one more preventable canine or feline death…

Jeff Burgar If you went to the High Prairie Elk’s Rodeo this year, you enjoyed a good show. The usual rodeo folks were being bucked from horses and bulls. Kids were having a fine time chasing calves. The midway had…

Commentary by Chris Clegg “It’s not summer if your tongue isn’t purple!” – Calvin The cartoon character of Calvin and Hobbes fame isn’t too far off the mark. He made the remark after climbing a chair and looking into a…