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Jeff Burgar It’s cool again to be a farmer. Or a plumber. Or somebody who bolts or nails things together. Let’s backtrack. For a long time, too long in fact, the thinking was school students would grow up to work…

Richard Froese The worldwide coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic has hit home – all too quickly in the past two weeks. Alberta Health Services reported the first case in the North Zone was a Grouard man. Many people are growing concerned, especially…

Jeff Burgar A High Prairie town councillor says, “I don’t read the paper you read.” Usually, a few less intelligent elected officials around the country think not keeping up with the news, no matter what the news might be, is…

Jeff Burgar Some of us had a very bad week last week. As they say, “No kidding, Sherlock.” Stock markets crashing. Shares down almost 30 per cent. Old white guy Bernie Sanders getting beat up by another old white guy,…
A real head-scratcher if ever there was!

I am confident Town of High Prairie Councillor Brian Gilroy didn’t make many friends around the table at council’s meeting Feb. 25. But what he did do was bring up an interesting point. Gilroy disclosed he read through the entire…

Jeff Burgar It’s often said, Alberta doesn’t have an income problem. It has a spending problem. Too much money spent on schools. Too much money spent on health. Too much money spent on civil servants and all the departments they…

Pearl Lorentzen I grew up in a small town northwest of Drumheller called Three Hills. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about events in the area. However, this week, I interviewed someone in Slave Lake on a different topic and…

Jeff Burgar Naturally, the “hair on fire” folks are running around, going wild. Again! Several weeks ago, as has been said by many observers, media was wrapped up in President Donald Trump’s impeachment. So, even though it was a few…

Chris Clegg Regular readers of this space know that Slave Lake Lakeside Leader editor Joe McWilliams likes to write about history. Last week was another example when he examined a long-lost time capsule containing records. I am a bit of…

Subject: Stop foreign influence, foreign money, foreign agendas which are manipulating all Canadians. Enough! The Coastal Gaslink Pipline has been approved by 20 First Nations Bands which will provide 10,000 jobs which will provide $6.6 billion of prosperity for British…
That’s The Scoop – Variety is the spice of life

Richard Froese, Reporter, South Peace News The Family Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) was a busy time in the region. Special events were held over the weekend to celebrate family. It was great opportunity to be with family and friends for…

Jeff Burgar This blockade might be over. It might still be on. It might have expanded to other locations. It might have lost some original supporters. It might have gained new ones. No matter! Given the state of indigenous affairs…

Joe McWilliams Question: Who is constantly slipping on and off pairs of comfy white cotton gloves to handle brittle old pieces of paper, and gets paid to do it? Answer: Lyndsey Carmichael, the archivist at the Rotary Club of Slave…

Due to ongoing confusion amongst the general public regarding Hospice Palliative Care [HPC] and Medical Assistance in Dying [MAiD], the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association [CHPCA] and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians [CSPCP] would like to clarify the…

RE: Opinion – Albertans should brace for impact [South Peace News, Feb. 19, 2020] Alberta’s three million drivers deserve an auto insurance system that works for them. In that much, I hope MLA Jon Carson and I can agree. But…