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Richard Froese What the world needs now is love. Those are the words of the title and first line of a song first made popular in 1965. Fast forward almost 60 years to 2024 and the same plea seems more…

Chris Clegg To say the sale of the land where the old hospital was located in High Prairie has caused quite a stir recently would be an understatement. The angry people attending council’s Feb. 13 can attest to that. South…

This bill to criminalize any fossil fuel advertising is blatant governmental overreach. We do not elect government members because they are smarter than Canadian citizens, but because they are supposed to manage the country for the benefit of all Canadian…

Dinosaurs, here? Yes, dinosaurs are here, their common name is volunteers. Here in the Peace Country, all of Western Canada. All forms of media, print, social, coffee shops, phone calls, have the lack of volunteers topics. All kinds of excuses,…

Jeff Burgar I figure I used to get four, and sometimes even five major things done during an average day. As I got older, things slipped. In time, I was lucky to get four tasks finished. Then that shrunk to…

Richard Froese Many communities have public buildings, parks, facilities and schools named in honour or memory of significant residents. High Prairie has J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre, E.W. Pratt High School, the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and the Moostoos Building…

To Town of High PrairieMayor Brian Panasiuk andTown of High Prairie Council: I am writing this letter to express my disappointment in the lack of transparency exhibited by council in their dealings with AHS (Alberta Health Services) regarding the purchase…

Pearl Lorentzen I have always walked a lot, so I have very strong legs. However, the rest of my body isn’t very strong. I have tried at various times to add full body workouts into my routine, but with limited…

Jeff Burgar A Slave Lake business person, community builder and perpetual “go-getter,” was once asked why he was in the habit of pressing the provincial government to remove offices from High Prairie and set them up in Slave Lake. That…

Chris Clegg This newspaper gets asked many times why there is no winter festival in High Prairie. We are sure it’s the same in many communities. Why isn’t there more things to do? Especially inexpensive events. Some communities do have…

Richard Froese Healthcare services in many northern and rural Alberta communities have been an issue for residents for a long time. Residents, patients and caregivers have expressed their frustration with the lack of programs and service or poor quality. Many…

Richard Froese The first month of a new year is almost over and many people are wondering what 2024 will bring. Many are hoping for a year better than 2023. Last year, the news was headlined by wildfires that hit…

Jeff Burgar Is there such a thing as “being a little bit pregnant?” The answer to that question is quite straightforward. Of course not! Either you are or you are not! Cut and dried! No grey area! Easy-peasy! So can…