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Jeff Burgar We love telling stories. Some are golden oldies. Some from other places. We hope you all get a chuckle out of them. Our latest starts off with an observation many decades ago there was a trick to getting…

Richard Froese The countdown is on for Christmas and excitement is growing, especially for children. Many people seem to be so busy around this time of year, perhaps too busy. Amidst all the hustle and bustle and rush, focus on…
Every marathon begins with a single step

Efforts to have renal dialysis service in High Prairie began decades ago. Nov. 20, the announcement from the Alberta government during Question Period all but guarantees the service will be provided at the High Prairie Health Complex probably sometime next…

Jeff Burgar People are bored with Donald Trump impeachment babble. We just want this never-ending story to be over with. As in “C’mon. Stop wasting my time with stories about semi-facts and other such.” Trump’s impeachment is indeed endless upon…

Jeff Burgar We are not expecting a new member to our family. At least, not a person! Even so, it’s always fun to look over last year’s most popular new baby names. An outfit called Namebaby goes one better. Instead…

NDP Leader Rachel Notley got booted from the chamber for what I thought were some fairly mild comments about the abolishing of the Election Commissioner. The commissioner has been investigating irregularities in the UPC leadership convention. To that end he…

Jeff Burgar This newspaper apologizes. The apology is long overdue. Or else, we are going to say something that demands an apology. Either way, we want to be ahead of the curve. Our transgression will be an accident for sure.…

Pearl Lorentzen Hair is a funny thing. On your head or your pet, it’s a beautiful thing, but in your food it’s disgusting. I recently cut 10 to 14 inches off my hair to donate to Angel Hair For Kids.…

Jeff Burgar Will a person experienced in tracking down somebody who shot a moose out of season be dealing with a domestic dispute? How about somebody who knows how to check a logging trailer for load safety now filling out…

Chris Clegg Let’s be honest. Is there any more silly celebration that dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy? Sheesh! No matter, as long as people have fun in a safe way, who cares what others think?…

One by one, and together, thousands of our fathers and forefathers, sacrificed their lives, fighting for our freedom. Our right to live free, express ourselves, vote, choose, love, laugh, live happy. Inheriting the baton, the Baby Boomers have thrived and…

I am trying to hold onto my cool and find a constructive approach to our hotheads. The comment sections on news clips that have them are filled with stuff that even 22 Minutes debunks. No, I don’t approve of Jason…

Jeff Burgar “Figures don’t lie. But lies come from figures.” So the wise words go. Looking at federal elections results, now that official numbers are released, gives just about anybody ideas to be happy or sad about. There are many…

Joe McWilliams It’s getting harder to find veterans of foreign conflicts that we haven’t already interviewed. That is probably a good thing. In the 1990s, when I started doing this job, there were a lot of Second World War veterans.…

In 2001, six prominent Albertans outlined an “Alberta Agenda” in a letter to Premier Ralph Klein known as the “firewall letter”. In many ways, Alberta’s situation is now more dire than it was in 2000 and so it is time…
Zeke and Zeb discuss the election

It was the day after the federal election when Zeke and Zeb met over a few Pilsners in Salt Prairie at the latter’s home to discuss the previous day’s events. Of course, the federal election was mostly on their minds.…