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Katrina Owens Winter is slowly making its way up here in northern Alberta, however it seems like other parts of Canada don’t yet need to brace for the cold. I personally would take colder temperatures over hot and sticky ones…

The High Prairie School Division board of trustees feel obliged to respond to the article in the South Peace News on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, entitled “Some councillors feel snubbed”. Mayor Linda Cox and several councillors talk about the “old…

Jeff Burgar Oooh, those Big Lakes County councillors sure have guts! That’s only one conclusion after a move last week by High Prairie town councillors. Town councillors decided to play it safe. Be secure. Be careful. And mostly, just cover…
Clegg’s Corner – Latest delay boggles the mind

Whoever said life wasn’t going to be easy wasn’t kidding. For years, High Prairie residents have anxiously waited for Tim Hortons to build and open. Visions of sipping on a Double Double and munching on their favourite doughnut danced in…

Using renal dialysis as an example, [there are many more] I would like to point out that it doesn’t cost any more to have people who are receiving dialysis to be treated in smaller centres. If 100 people need dialysis,…

We wanted to give a big thank you to Ray Prevost and the town of High Prairie for an absolutely wonderful sanctioned horseshoe tournament Sept. 2-3. We have traveled pretty much every weekend from May to September participating in tournaments…

Chris Clegg This weekend, some of the most famous characters in history turn 67. The first Peanuts cartoon strip was published Oct. 2, 1950 by Charles M. Schulz. Peanuts had an incredible run until Feb. 13, 2000 or just under…

Jeff Burgar Every so often, somebody throws a monkey wrench into things and the whole machine of good intentions and wonderful possibilities collapses. High Prairie’s new hospital? A great project combined with a continuing care facility that is second to…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News The first lesson our journalism class was taught at Lethbridge Community College was the best lesson we ever learned. “No matter what you write,” our instructor told us,” “someone is going to hate it!”…

Joe McWilliams It’s always good fun watching a city and a sports team duking it out in public over a stadium. That’s what happened last week in Calgary when negotiations broke down between the Flames and the City of Calgary.…

In the new edition of Our Canada magazine there is an article on page 52 that is based on the Second World War Spirit Talkers [Code Talkers]. It explains how a code in a First Nations language was developed for…

Jeff Burgar American actress Jennifer Lawrence, of Hunger Games, Passengers and more, used to seem like a reasonable role model. Perhaps that is because people tend to think actors and actresses in real life have mostly the same personalities they…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I was ready to roast Northern Lakes College, High Prairie School Division, and Holy Family Catholic Regional School Division, over a letter sent Sept. 7 to various levels of the Government of Alberta. At…

I received a letter from the Energy Minister Shannon Philips. She assured me that the carbon tax was only on the energy consumed and not the service charges. Then she went on to extol the virtues of all the projects…

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…