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Jeff Burgar Last week, rural Albertans took another shot across the bow, another nail in their coffin, or the heat was turned up on the pot of water they sit in. The Electoral Boundaries Commission released their draft report. The…

RE: Crazy, crazy America by Jeff Burgar RE: A made-in-home solution by Mac Olsen May 17, South Peace News You guys need to take a pill. The absurdities in the politics down south sort of have a misquote. What made…

Jeff Burgar Most people heading for a fill of gasoline head to their usual pump station. We are all resigned to the inevitable fact we are going to be hosed without mercy. Pump prices in Edmonton last week were 90.9…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Several years ago, Gilwood South – Sunset House Councillor Randy Ehman had a thought. “Why should it cost the residents of Kinuso money to phone their municipal government?” he asked, or something similar. It…

To Alberta Premier Rachel Notley: I have been a reader of the South Peace News all my life, being born and raised in the Peace Country. Are you aware what your Health Minister Sarah Hoffman’s actions are having on High…

Jeff Burgar It’s no secret the Alberta economy was in the tank the past two years. Store and restaurant sales dropped. Travel dropped. In fact, just about everything dropped, except perhaps collection agencies and auctioneers. As usually is the case,…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News On March 2, the Alberta government delivered on an election promise to cut school fees. Starting in the fall off 2017, parents won’t have to pay fees for instructional supplies or materials: textbooks, workbooks…

Mac Olsen The Wildrose Party certainly made the right call last week with their motion to encourage the federal government to end the purchase of ‘dictator oil’. Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda made the following motion in the…

Jeff Burgar For months now, Canadians have followed American news. There isn’t much choice, because Canadian media keep chiming in with their stories lifted from mainstream media in the States. We get a steady diet of Donald Trump. Love him…

Re: Big Lakes County clothing drive I was interested to read about the above in support of Goodwill Industries. Goodwill is a very worthwhile charity and will, no doubt, be grateful for the support. I was disappointed, however, that no…

Re: Someone else will have to lead the charge [Clegg’s Corner, April 27, South Peace News] The Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council is a group of volunteers, giving our time to bring a local voice to the planning of…

Jeff Burgar So, how does your community get to be the highest taxed town of its size in Alberta? Some days, it’s just manmade issues, like cleaning up old roads and sewer pipes. That’s a problem right across North America.…

Re: Dialysis. Well, who would have thought it? As President Donald Trump began to tinker with NAFTA, I was offended as a reasonable, peaceable Canadian. Then I realized it’s kind of a backhanded and unintended compliment. It seems, we’ve been…

Katrina Owens Mother’s Day is quickly approaching May 15 for those who aren’t aware. I figured a gentle reminder about how important female role models are for us younglings couldn’t hurt as a reminder. I’ve learned the majority of my…