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by Jeff Burgar We’re told climate change will bring with it more extremes in weather. Worse blizzards with more snow, huge downpours causing massive floods, droughts ruining crops, bringing hordes of insects, and creating perfect conditions for immense forest fires.…

Following is a letter from Eva Sartorius to Kevin O’Leary regarding his $1 million offer to invest in Alberta’s oilpatch if she resigns. Dear Kevin, We thank you for your concern, and the offer of petty cash to help us…

by Tom Henihan “I am the greatest!” He took that phrase and made it his own. It would be hard to imagine anyone else trying to assume that mantle without looking absurd. Muhammad Ali came to embody that phrase as…

by Jeff Burgar People run for local government for all kinds of reasons. It may surprise you to learn that one of the reasons some of our past and present local councillors run for office has nothing to do with…

An open letter to Members of Parliament: Canadians have given you a mandate. Sixty-three per cent of us voted in favour to change the electoral system to one that is more fair, equal and democratic – a system that will…

by Jeff Burgar There are many similarities between who might be the next president of the United States, Donald Trump, and dictators around the world. So many similarities, but also differences! For example, while Trump plasters his name far and…

by Jeff Burgar There might be people who don’t feel a burst of pride whenever the Canadian flag is raised at an international sporting event, signifying a Canadian trophy. Pfft on them! And no doubt, there were a few dry…

Commentary by Mac Olsen It is often said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions sometimes bring unnecessarily tragic results. Take the case of a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park. A few weeks…

by Chris Clegg Regular readers of this column know I began lobbying weeks ago to Alberta Health Services to provide renal dialysis services in the hospital. We have watched helplessly while numerous residents leave the community to receive treatment in…

by Jeff Burgar Anybody driving by the east end of High Prairie can’t help but like the signs of construction happening there. UFA is putting up a new building. The East Gate development is going ahead with the Peavey Mart.…

Commentary by Katrina Owen My family back in Ontario will have a laugh at this week’s commentary, mainly because of my unrealistic fear of bees and wasps. My phobia reached an all time high last year. I almost made my…

by Jeff Burgar Politicians rarely enjoy saying no to anything. We say rarely, because, if one looks hard enough, one will find something foolish enough to turn that statement upside down. For example, “Sir, are you in favour of passing…

Chris Clegg, Editor, High Prairie South Peace News Plato is regarded as one of the great thinkers in history. His teacher, Socrates, and most notable student, Aristotle, are household names. They are the elite of thinkers and revered even today,…

by Jeff Burgar So, what is going to happen in Joussard? This was the first thought of a few people, but only a few, when they heard about what happened to some cabins in Faust a few weeks ago. Big…

by Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News Last year, the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County councils each forwarded $568,145.52 to the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board for operations. That’s just over $1.136 million. This year,…