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Richard Froese Summer is almost half over as people enjoy more freedoms. Life in Alberta is mostly back to normal after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted three weeks ago, on July 1, Canada Day. Many people are taking advantage of that…
Commentary – An unpredicted happening

Jeff Burgar The late Ray Tallman, of Grouard, made good predictions. Definitely much better than this lowly writer. At least twice a year, and usually more often, Ray would let us know what coming months would bring in weather. Actually,…

I am going to stop buying and reading the South Peace News. There is so much right-wing content that I have lost all faith in your editorial fairness. Every week there is another letter [commentary] from some BS ‘conservative’ bafflegabbing…

Jeff Burgar Nobody ever had us answer a poll wanting to know what our favourite lake is in Alberta. But then, nobody asked us what we love about British Columbia either! Forgive us for being biased against our sister province,…

Pearl Lorentzen Recently, I realized that my pat answer to the salutation, “How are you?” is “Busy, but good.” I also realized that often I mean “busy, and good,” as I find a certain level of busyness fulfilling. At other…

Chris Clegg We should not begrudge our friends at the other end of the lake [Slave Lake] for lobbying to secure better health services. Whether you live in Slave Lake, High Prairie, McLennan, Donnelly, Falher or Peace River, it is…

By Alexandre Massaux,Research Associate,Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. The debt in Canada’s Prairie provinces has grown colossally during the COVID-19 pandemic, just as debt has in the rest of Canada and around the world. At the end…

Richard Froese Albertans can celebrate more than Canada Day on July 1. It’s when COVID-19 restrictions will be eliminated by the government. After nearly 14 months of people having to social distance, sanitize their hands and periods of so-called lockdowns,…

Joe McWilliams I came across a sheet of paper on the way home the other day. Picking it up [I’m a compulsive litter cleaner-upper], I found it was a handout for a Grade 9 science quiz. The unit was astronomy,…

The following statement was released by the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta June 22: We, the sovereign chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, mourn the recent discovery of the mass grave of 215 children at the Kamloops…

Jeff Burgar “When life hands you lemons, get out there and make lemonade.” From experience, we can say most people rarely take that advice. In fact, maybe one person in a thousand, whether they be in business, write editorial columns,…

Richard Froese School is winding down for another year. ‘Tis the season to celebrate graduation! Congratulations to all students who graduate from area high schools. It’s been a challenging school year as the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions continue. At least…

I was deeply dismayed by the headline on the front page of South Peace News’ June 9, edition: ‘Walk remembers murdered children’. Like most people in Canada, I feel great sadness that so many young people [from a residential school…

When Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk proposed helping the developer to make the Tim Hortons franchise a reality at its June 8 meeting, there wasn’t exactly a rush to the table to support it. But they did! Unanimously!…