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Jeff Burgar A High Prairie citizen is taking up the challenge of the seemingly impossible to handle, abandoned former Esso service station site in High Prairie. For those who do not get to drive by this site every day, this…

Jeff Burgar It’s now a week. Among those who follow politics, many still can’t get over Donald Trump becoming president of America. Americans, Canadians, Brits, and the rest of the world included. If you are expecting some kind of, “Oh…

Richard Froese With just six weeks to Christmas, many people are already thinking about the season to give. Children are busy as they research the latest sources to make their Christmas wish list and start to prepare for the school…

Open Letter – Mental health funding in the Health Accord A mental health crisis is around the corner in Canada. Stigma is lessening and people are coming forward to get help, but an already overtaxed and underfunded system can’t meet…

Chris Clegg, Editor, SPN A comment made by a High Prairie Legionnaires player at the Remembrance Day ceremony can be described at best as totally inappropriate. Some may choose to call it disgusting and disrespectful. It’s their choice. Whatever your…

RE: “The coming legalization of pot doesn’t make it right” by Mac Olsen, Oct. 26, South Peace News As I read this article, the only thing I could picture was some old man, shaking his finger, uttering, “marijuana is bad!”…

RE: “The coming legalization of pot doesn’t make it right” by Mac Olsen, Oct. 26, South Peace News Bravo to Mac Olsen on his support for prohibition of the demon weed! Next stop, the demon rum! Granted, alcohol prohibition shifted…

Clegg’s Corner by Chris Clegg, Editor, SPN The clanging of beer bottles and moonshine jugs could be heard for miles as Zeke and Zeb shared laughs at their home near Salt Prairie. Like many of us, they were sharing a…

Jeff Burgar When your life is compressed into moments when the only things standing between you, absolute terror and possible death, is your training and the reflexes and actions of the people beside you, it is very unlikely your thoughts…

Chris Clegg Former Enilda Councillor Craig Bissell liked to refer to Enilda as ‘The Forgotten Hamlet’. Whether he was justified in his assertion was always debated. Two recent incidents about Enilda seem to indicate he was right, years after his…

Re: Legalizing pot and ‘partial’ fetal alcohol syndrome [Oct. 26 South Peace News] Once again I find myself wanting to address two different items in the paper. 1. The girl who may have ‘partial’ fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal exposure to…

Jeff Burgar Probably, most senior citizens don’t think of themselves as “Grouchy Grannies” or “Old Curmudgeons”, stuck in their ways, with rarely a smile on their face. Especially, I don’t think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see themselves that way.…

Jeff Burgar An Angus Reid survey says 73 per cent of Canadians think political correctness has gone too far. We are surprised it is not 95 per cent. The remaining five per cent people will never change, always ready to…

Jeff Burgar High Prairie town council’s experiment in “rotating the chair” is over. Good riddance to that! After the last municipal election three years ago, there was a certain cohort of people in the High Prairie community that didn’t like…