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The Page – May 5, 2021

As a parent, have you ever complained about having to buy a pair of shoes for your loved one?Well, consider this! The Kanye West sneakers that sent athletic shoes strutting down fashion runways years ago sold April 26 for $1.8…
The Page – April 28, 2021

Former M.D. of Big Lakes Councillor Craig Bissell always referred to Enilda as “The Forgotten Hamlet”.Given the stink – no pun intended – raised over the waste transfer station, walking trails, and now the fire department, Bissell must be shaking…
The Page – April 21, 2021

Real estate agents and car sales people always love saying, “Don’t listen to the news. It’s always so negative.”Meaning of course, “Go ahead and sign up for that holiday trailer. Or a bigger house. Or that eight-year loan for the…
The Page – April 14, 2021

It was a devastating way to start the week for the Page.There it was in an email sent to us. No, nobody died, it wasn’t a serious accident.Rather, the price of toilet paper is going up! Horrors!To get to the…
The Page – April 7, 2021

We don’t really want to really poke fun at a news / anchor / afternoon entertainment host, so we won’t name the person.But it was a chuckle last week when the host talked about how prices for everything from toilet…
The Page – March 31, 2021

Many people leave things until the last minute.Ourselves, we don’t keep the wine cooler stocked. Not even close. When the friends say they are coming to visit, we make a mad dash to the goodie store just before they show…
The Page – March 24, 2021

We were wondering why our butter was so hard to spread.Butter? Hard to spread? What kind of earth-shaking news is this?Well, according to all kinds of news reports and postings online, this is a really big deal. Personally, we just…
The Page – March 17, 2021

Yup! We missed springing our clocks forward!So, late for church. Figured it out so wasn’t late for work Monday.And will also be on time for St. Patrick’s Day this Wednesday. * * * * * * * A Slave Lake…
The Page – March 10, 2021

TV news last week told us that northern lights are going to be really fantastic all this year.So of course, Thursday night we stayed up for a couple of hours. The skies were clear. Stars sparkled. Night was dark. Suffice…
The Page – March 2, 2021

Well gosh, trust CTV and CBC TV news to set the record straight!So last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a telephone chat with new American President Joe Biden.Both the national networks reported that life is going back to normal,…
The Page – February 24, 2021

PPsssst! Hey, over here! Shhhh! Wanna buy some Bitcoin? Don’t like the $50,000 price tag for one coin? Have I got a deal for you!Did that sound like the shady character in the trench coat, opening it up to reveal…
The Page – February 17, 2021

“Golf and fishing are the two finest sports a man can enjoy. You can do both until the day you die, and both allow you to open a beer at seven o’clock in the morning.” – Grandpa Jonesy“No matter how…
The Page – February 10, 2021

We reported Ground- hog Day news last week at our websites at smokyriverexpress.com, southpeacenews.com and lakesideleader.com. Because you know, [to borrow a phrase from a news group down east] “We aren’t a daily newspaper. We’re hourly news!”Well, we are not…
The Page – February 3, 2021

Tuesday, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day!As of this writing on Friday, the forecast for this part of the world is cloudy with a chance of snow. Which, according to traditional sayings, means spring is on the way.But, if the groundhog…
The Page – January 27, 2021

Well gosh, all you silly people out there who thought the $300,000 enclosure for stray animals like dogs and cats was a waste of money!That 300 grand is somewhere around the price tag of the newish pound at Big Lakes…
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…