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Jeff Burgar Going back to early days of this newspaper, we have always supported big ideas that would drive the regional economy. The ideas come from everywhere. Local citizens thinking there are alternatives to farming or cooking, outsiders looking for…

Katrina Owens I’ve always been the type to pick a cheeseburger over a salad, milkshakes over milk, and pop over water, until recently that is. Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly included more healthy options into my daily diet…

Jeff Burgar It’s nice when your community sits on massive natural resources. This is the case in much of Alberta. There are oil towns like Edson, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. There are oil and lumber towns like Whitecourt and…

Chris Clegg There are many youth in each community who do plenty of good with little or no recognition. From volunteering during community events to picking garbage, parents and teachers at local schools try to instill in youth the importance…

Jeff Burgar There once was a Grande Prairie county councillor who had an opinion about economic development. “You can’t do anything about economic development,” he would say. “It just happens.” In many ways, he was correct. So correct in fact,…

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…