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The Page – January 20, 2021

This is supposed to be La Nina weather!La Nina, which means Little Girl in Spanish, is the opposite of the El Nino [Little Boy] weather event.El Nino means warm weather, drought and drier than average conditions for our part of…
The Page – January 13, 2021

As John Travolta [or is it Nicolas Cage in disguise?] says in the movie Faceoff, “Well, what we have here is a real predicament.”So, too, does Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. One opinion poll currently in progress, asks questions revolving around…
The Page – January 6, 2021

Are people still having babies?Historically, it certainly is true there are “baby spikes.” These are bumps in the birth numbers, that happen after blackouts, and big storms.So, if we are all ordered to stay at home and keep our distance…
The Page – December 23, 2020

“He that insists on making himself a sheep, will indeed be eaten by a wolf.” – Old Italian saying * * * * * * * “We are all in the gutter. But some of us are still looking at…
The Page – December 16, 2020

“I once paid a woman what I thought was a very flattering compliment – ‘Being with you is almost as good as being alone.’ – but for some strange reason she didn’t seem to appreciate it.” – Richard Needham *…

A councillor at the M.D. of Lesser Slave River around Slave Lake asks a good question.“How come,” says Darcie Acton, “we have to send a letter to our MLA repeating what we just talked about in a face-to-face meeting?”This is…
The Page – December 2, 2020

Your humble columnist is confused. Certainly, not the first time. And absolutely for sure, it won’t be the last.Let’s get on with the story. On Nov. 10, High Prairie town council decided to wade into the Driftpile Cree Nation –…
The Page – November 25, 2020

Somebody finally said it: “Don’t go to the big store saying you are picking up a head of lettuce, and get a colour TV at the same time.”That’s coming from the premier of Manitoba.Says another spokesperson there, “We are seeing…
The Page – November 18, 2020

This week is Metis Week!The Metis Nation of Alberta has declared the week from Nov. 15-21 as Metis Week. If there are local events happening we haven’t been told of them.But there are some things the MNA is doing online…
The Page – November 11, 2020

“Holy Senior Citizens Homes Batman. We’re too old for this kind of stuff.”That could be a normal expression from Batman’s younger sidekick, Robin. We mention this because somebody last week asked, “What the heck is that all about?”This is reference…
The Page – November 4, 2020

“You can’t really stop a virus. All you can do is slow it down.”That’s pretty well a summary of a fellow on BNN Bloomberg TV last week, talking about a Wall Street Journal newspaper interview with a doctor. So, vaccine…
Man pays heavy price after assuming vehicle was insured

H.P. court docketOct. 26, 2020Judge M.B. Golden A man from Peavine was fined just over $3,300 after pleading guilty to multiple charges after appearing in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 26.Robert Eric Girbav, 33, was first fined $200 for possession…
The Page – October 28, 2020

We were astounded when we read last week a news report about home schooling.The general take on the news was several “experts,” or at least, concerned parents and such, didn’t like schools being closed over COVID.They said students needed the…
The Page – October 21, 2020

The new minister in town arrives and finds local folks are waiting for him to do a funeral immediately. He never knew the deceased man and knows nothing about him.He asks the sorrowing family for some details about the fellow.…
The Page – October 14, 2020

“Some circumstantial evidence is very strong. As when you find a trout in your milk.” – Author Henry David Thoreau * * * * * * * “Unquestionably there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in…
The Page – October 7, 2020

“I made a game effort to argue, but two things were against me. The umpires and the rules.” – Form pro baseball manager Leo Durocher * * * * * * * Well gosh darn it, we’re going to turn…