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Commentary by Chris Clegg I used to think of museums as old, boring places to visit. I never understood the fascination and utter joy my boring parents and grandparents received from visits to such old, dusty places. I mean, there…

by Jeff Burgar It’s a given in many circles, how successful you are isn’t based on what you know but who you know. This could be bred into our genes over millions of years. One does not marry one’s daughter…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams Walking home from work one winter day, I heard a strange buzzing sound from the air. Suddenly – boom! Something crashed on the railway tracks, about 20 metres in front of me. It was some sort…

by Jeff Burgar So what’s the job of a local elected politician? What really is the job description of a settlement councillor? Or a county reeve? A town councillor? What is it we, those of us over the age of…

Richard Froese Reporter, South Peace News One week to go to Canada Day and communities will gather for the big festivities. Next year will even be bigger as communities across the region and nation celebrate the 150th anniversary since Canada…

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…