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Jeff Burgar It’s now about five months from the time most of the Western world really started taking notice of Covid-19. Besides the scramble to find vaccines and cures, there is a mad rush to take political advantage of this…

Jeff Burgar In the good old days of one of Alberta’s periodic boom times, it was common to hear leaders of various expanding communities whining about their problems. Grande Prairie. Lloydminster. Red Deer. Even Beaumont and Vegreville. “Gosh,” they would…

Jeff Burgar “Kids,” she said firmly, “just don’t pay attention to the news. They haven’t a clue what is going on in the world.” Honestly, many of us have the same idea. Kids and young adults walking with ear buds…

I would like to share a thank you on behalf of the High Prairie and Faust RCMP for the recent generosity and support that the community members of the areas we service have been showing during these difficult times in…

Jeff Burgar We got lost in the numbers. You might also, so skip the next paragraph if big numbers bother you. Basically, it just adds up all the money our province spends on health care each year. It’s a lot!…

Pearl Lorentzen Canadian and American histories are linked, but not identical. This means the current impact of the history isn’t identical. As Canadians, it is important to learn from our own history. Recently, there’s been talk about Juneteenth [June 19],…

Jeff Burgar Well, the people aren’t staying home! Back in April, news reports were filled with community leaders in places like Sylvan Lake, Jasper and other places in central and southern Alberta pleading for people to stay home. The argument…

Chris Clegg In this week’s High Prairie South Peace News, and next week’s Slave Lake Lakeside Leader, we present a two-part series on the 1904 Charles King murder story. The murder of Edward Hayward has a significant place in Alberta’s…

Jeff Burgar Optics: Looks good to voters? Check! Payoffs: Rewards our friends? Check! Can’t Hurt: Just a few nasty editorials and columns? Check! Tiny Costs: Against the rest of our spending? Check! Yup, the new Invest Alberta Corporation, which will…

Jeff Burgar Falher businessperson Jean Nicolet once said, “Give me $10 million and I will show you economic development!” Well, he might have said a million! Or maybe it was two or three million. No matter the amount, he was…

Richard Froese “O Canada!” “The True North, strong and free.” “God keep our land glorious and free.” Those are some lines in our national anthem. Canada Day on July 1 traditionally kicks off the summer to celebrate our great nation…
Editorial – We love the north

Jeff Burgar Many people from Alberta love to spend summer weeks taking holidays in the northern regions, in the Shuswap or Okanagan. There is also a clutch of southerners that love Saskatchewan’s Last Mountain Lake region. Or northern Saskatchewan with…

Jeff Burgar I was being “Karened.” Oh no! Of course, I didn’t know it was that at the time. Whatever! Something was happening. And I was the target, just as if I had a bull’s-eye drawn on my forehead. It…

Jeff Burgar A Joussard property owner asked a question last week: “Is Joussard a destination recreational area?” It’s an excellent question. The answer, looking at the planning map, is a wiggly “It depends.” It changes from one plot of land…

Pearl Lorentzen The book Cheaper by the Dozen is about a husband and wife who were efficiency experts in the early 1900s and had 12 kids. The narrator is one of the kids remembering their childhood. In the book, the…