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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…

Jessica Gordon The behaviour of kids playing outside is very poor and that’s why I think we should bring it back. Too many kids are on their phones inside and not actually seeing the outside world. Before technology, children were…

My concern, for the sake of our community, has to do with the High Prairie Skateboard Park. Many of the children in our community go to the park and when they attend, most do not have a helmet on their…

We need more playgrounds because playing on a playground full of other students can be very hard. That is why I think the Grade 4-6 playground should have more playground area. It gets hard playing tag when other people are…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Some research of the numbers regarding the High Prairie and area’s need for renal dialysis service certainly suggested we are getting – well – screwed. Royally! Let’s follow some history of this issue. Here…

Chris Clegg Of all the reality shows on TV, I enjoy The Last Alaskans the most. The show features the last four family permit holders who live in seven cabins in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The…

Jeff Burgar April 25 was not the first time one of our local government councils waded into a quicksand swamp of their own making. Judging from history, it won’t be the last. Municipal consultant and writer on governance, George Cuff,…

Joe McWilliams I know for a fact people still read books. I met one of them a few weeks ago. He had no friends and the neighbours were throwing rocks at him. The neighbourhood dogs were howling for a piece…

Jeff Burgar Roughly speaking, Big Lakes County taxpayers pay their politicians about $24,000 per year – each – for travel allowance, meals, meetings and general “get yourself ready for meetings” stuff. The Town of High Prairie pays about $15,000 per…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News The lack of an effective lobby for renal dialysis services in High Prairie from the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council is alarming. Consider the following. Linda Hughes, chair, Alberta Health Services Board, wrote…

RE: Dialysis in High Prairie There is a bit of a dustup in town right now. A while back the Buchanan family donated $350,000 to the new hospital- with the preference that it be put toward dialysis or something like…

Richard Froese Who says small rural and northern communities are not supported by provincial and federal governments? Residents in the High Prairie region have great reason to celebrate, not one, but two big news stories. After waiting many years, the…

Alternate use suggested for facility slated for demolition The presence of our new hospital facility fills me with happiness with the prospect of added strength and hope for our surrounding communities. In keeping with such forward-thinking practices, I wonder if…

Jeff Burgar In the grand scheme of things, it was likely inevitable legalizing marijuana across Canada would happen one of these days. Pot and hash, both strong and weak versions, have been sometimes in easy supply and other days, not…