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Perhaps it’s time to play hardball

Each year the Big Lakes Charity Golf Tournament raises tens of thousands of dollars for local and provincial charities. Needless to say, the county is to be commended for stepping forward to organize such a successful event. Gold stars to…

Does TV influence how you think of things? Do the folks at the coffee shop, curling club, or the arena or swimming pool? One of the other clubs where you chit-chat with people? Maybe it’s a whole combination of things,…

Joe McWilliams The other night as your reporter should have been sleeping an idea for a story occurred. It had to do with some of the strange and sometimes funny incidents that come up from time to time in this…
Life on the other side isn’t so bad

Before noon on Canada Day I received two interesting phone calls at the office. “Is there anything going on in High Prairie today?” the first woman asked. I replied there wasn’t but directed her to events at Triangle. She politely…

Jeff Burgar “There’s more to Alberta than the Calgary Stampede or the picturesque roads that wind through Banff.” So says no less an authority than the Calgary Herald newspaper. The paper then tells readers there are “7 places in Alberta…

Richard Froese School is out, Canada Day is over and the summer vacation season for families officially starts. Summer is time for picnics and community events with plenty of food. That often creates a great amount of waste of plastic…

One thought on “Earplugs an apt symbol for Kenney’s heedless leadership” [Page 6, July 3, 2019 South Peace News] K. Bains posted July 5: “The electorate is always right! The people of Alberta spoke loud and clear some four months…
A stupid policy is a stupid policy

“Policies are made to be rewritten. We’ve been there before,” said Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk at council’s meeting June 15. “We’re here to make the tough decisions…” said Councillor Michael Long at a council meeting about two…

Jeff Burgar Do you think your neighbour should give some of your money to what he or she thinks is a worthy cause? This is the bottom line when it comes to politicians giving money to people, clubs and businesses…
Getting there is half the battle

During our short existence on this planet, each person will be faced with hardships and trials along the way. Each will have to deal with personal problems in an individual way. Some are better equipped to deal with it than…

Jeff Burgar There’s a pile of fire evacuation orders coming fast and furious this year. Last week, the hamlet of La Crete, located in Northern Alberta near Fort Vermilion and High Level, was ordered to evacuate. At the same time…

Jeff Burgar It’s said, “If you ever watch them make hotdogs, you will never eat another one.” Maybe true for some. I watched a segment on How It’s Made. It didn’t change me at all. But maybe they hid part…
Letter – Disheartening!

Manager of Railway Mural Project asks culprits to ‘man up’ Seventeen years ago yesterday was the last day of my precious husband’s life, as I stayed with him in Palliative Care. Since that day I have remained on the family…
Another set of ears is listening

On May 29, inquisitive Grade 4 students at High Prairie St. Andrew’s School toured the Pioneer Threshermans Association Museum at Triangle. Association members had four stations set up to teach the children how we lived long ago. First, let me…