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On the front page of this week’s paper (June 5, 2024 South Peace News) there was the best news I’ve seen in a long time. Survey indicates no to a wind farm! Windmills kill many birds, bats, and migrating insects…

Richard Froese Summer vacation is on the minds of many young people as the weather warms up. Another school year is nearly over and students are counting down the last days of school. How many more sleeps until school is…

Chris Clegg A meeting to address criminal activity in the High Prairie area was held June 5. Some good discussion occurred and ideas were tossed back and forth. High Prairie is not unique to the crime wave sweeping our nation.…

Jeff Burgar It wouldn’t be natural if a man or woman didn’t want to protect itself. Or grow bigger and stronger, ready to defend itself, family, and minions against all threats, now and in any possible future. It’s survival instinct.…

Richard Froese Seniors in local communities throughout Alberta take centre stage again during Seniors’ Week from June 3-9. Special events have been scheduled to celebrate the seniors and golden-agers. They have contributed much to help shape communities into what they…

Big Lakes County’s water drought plan is about as stupid as it can get. They want to ban the watering of livestock but unless you are a vegetarian, the livestock are our food supply. Great thinking! Maybe they think we…

People in the North Peace and Lesser Slave Lake areas can expect to receive their 2024 War Amps key tags in the mail starting this week. Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. If you lose your keys, the…

Anyone who builds an electric vehicle should have all there employees charged with child endangerment causing death. The batteries for the electric vehicles are manufactured from toxic materials mined mainly in the Congo where they use much child labour and…

This letter is written with gratitude and appreciation to our local EMS, High Prairie Hospital staff, STARS Air Ambulance, Royal Alex Hospital and Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff. We often hear stories of dissatisfaction with medical care in Alberta. This…

Pearl Lorentzen I did a climate change experiment! I planted my garden on Tuesday, May 14 instead of waiting until May long weekend (May 18-20). Growing up in Alberta, I’d always heard that was the time to plant seeds. However,…

Jeff Burgar We were quite confident actress Scarlett Johansson, from movies such as Her, Lucy and Avengers flicks, will now talk personally to us. Well, not quite! It seems the Artificial Intelligence software, ChatGPT, will actually come to you over…

Dear Premier Danielle Smith,RE: Bill 20 – Municipal Affairs Amendment Act. At the May 13, 2024, regular meeting, Peace River town council passed the following motion regarding Bill 20, the Municipal Affairs Amendment Act: “Councillor Schamehorn moved that council send…

Chris Clegg It is no surprise that simple items such as pictures or historical artifacts, or even smells, can trigger a person’s memory. Such was the case for me when I visited Triangle Hall May 2. The host Pioneer Treshermans…

Chris Clegg It has often been suggested the Town of High Prairie amalgamate with Big Lakes County. It has also been suggested some sort of amalgamation occur between some or all of the municipalities in the Smoky River region including…

Jeff Burgar Can you imagine waking up in the morning to the whoosh – whoosh of multiple wind turbines? Can you imagine paying for that? Paying, not $1,000, not $2,000, but $5,000 per night, or even more, for that privilege?…