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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…
The Page – September 30, 2020

Will there be a corn maze this year in High Prairie?The giant corn maze on 18 acres of land, is usually an annual treat. It’s built by Lyndon and Denise Drefs just east and south of High Prairie at EC…
The Page – September 23, 2020

Did you know it is now 15 years and six months since the Mayerthorpe killing of four members of the RCMP?Those of us around at the time probably still remember the scene of the big tin quonset and reports of…
The Page – September 16, 2020

“Benjamin Franklin told of a man who was so learned he could name a horse in nine languages. And so ignorant he went and bought a cow to ride on. They are still around, Ben. These days, we call them…
The Page – 9 September, 2020

“I have one last request. I don’t want to be embalmed. I want to be stuffed with crabmeat.” – Woody Allen * * * * * * * So all these monuments are being torn down because somebody doesn’t like…
The Page – 2 September, 2020

Here are some “Back to School” inspiring quotes. They were gathered by Elissa Sanci for Women’s Day magazine – womensday.com.Teachers, students, parents – actually, just about anybody – can pick up a few tips or more from the thoughts. Our…
The Page – August 26, 2020

“Boys and girls should always date those who work at Costco. That way, if they don’t like them, they can always take them back” – Grandpa Jonesy“I’m not past it at all. In fact, quite often when I was at…
The Page – August 19, 2020

A taxpayer in Big Lakes County says, “You know, we spend all this money and effort trying to get people to come and enjoy our region, then we won’t go the last mile to look after them.” Well, that’s more…
The Page – August 12, 2020

Sturgeon Lake just west of Valleyview is one of the latest lakes to get a warning about blue- green algae blooms. Not only is there the toxic algae (cyanobacteria), there is also a warning about swimming at Williamson Provincial Park…