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Commentary by Katrina Owens I recently ventured out of Slave Lake and went down south to Jasper. All I can say is wow, what an experience! It was really eye-opening to see what Alberta has to offer for tourism. Half…

As the move to the new hospital is approaching, thanks need to go out to a number of people. To the local Alberta Health Services staff, thank you for all your hard work in planning the new hospital and for…

Jeff Burgar There was yelling and cheering when Jason Kenney took the helm of the Alberta Conservative party March 18. And there might be parades, streamers and music when Brian Jean of Wildrose and Kenney both say, again, we must…

Obstetrics ‘will happen’ writes Dr. Worry Re: This is no laughing matter [Clegg’s Corner, High Prairie South Peace News, March 8, 2017] We would like to reassure residents of High Prairie that their new health complex will be a significant…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News It was Town of High Prairie Councillor Michael Long who suggested at council’s Nov. 22, 2016 meeting that the town convert all its streetlights to LED lighting. High Prairie is getting some LED streetlights…

Chris Clegg I was stumbling across old editions of the Edmonton Capital newspaper one day and came across a story in the July 23, 1914 edition. It piqued my interest. To my surprise, a court report was published. Not a…

Jeff Burgar As this week’s story on local taxes [residential mill rate comparisons, page 4] says, High Prairie town council and staff have done a great job bringing the ever-suffering taxpayers of High Prairie needed relief. It wasn’t easy. Some…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News High Prairie is celebrating the opening of a new hospital soon. The taxpayer is paying over $228 million for a facility that will not be ready to deliver babies. The utter stupidity of that…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News At the rate Alberta Health Services is moving to provide obstetrics services at the new High Prairie Hospital, it’s safe to say we will see Donald Trump praying at a mosque first. What a…

Joe McWilliams You could say the topic of Second World War prisoner of war camps around here has gotten as much coverage as it deserves. I thought I was pretty much done with it, after a flurry of articles I…

Jeff Burgar A careful observer might see that, unlike many newspapers and Web opinion sites, our columns are signed. The opinions expressed in this particular column, this editorial, might express the consensus opinion of the newspaper as they do in…

Jeff Burgar Political noise coming from our American neighbours continues to rise in volume. Democrats vs Republicans. Media vs Trump. Hollywood vs Trump. Liberals vs conservatives. Bureaucrats vs elected officials. Talking heads on TV news channels vs TV comedians. Democrat…

Tom Henihan Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War around 1991, Hollywood has had to go to great lengths to find a compelling nemesis that offered a creditable but entertaining threat to the…

Re: ‘Dabbing with dumb ideas’ editorial, Feb. 8 South Peace News. I am beginning to believe that the Alberta Medical Association is, like politicians in both parties down south, trying to cut its own throat. Limiting doctors to six patients…

Jeff Burgar High Prairie town council must be patted on the back. There are a couple of conditions to our congratulations, but all in all, council did the right thing. Our congratulations are because of a council decision Feb. 14.…