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Jeff Burgar Two weeks ago, you might have said, if the name came up, “Pat who?” Now? Well, he apologized for his trips out of country and his Christmas photo from Mexico, even while telling his people ‘Save Lives. Stay…

Chris Clegg Years ago Zag and Zog went on a hunt to provide for their families. They put on all the bearskins to keep warm and danced to all the clan rituals before leaving. Then they foraged into a dangerous…

Jeff Burgar We had a few ideas to pursue when 2020 opened a year ago. As example, we mused maybe our local politicians would think twice on their junkets. They don’t call them junkets, of course. Instead, it’s seminars, conventions,…

Joe McWilliams In this COVID lockdown or semi-lockdown, those brief encounters at the supermarket or the post office become more interesting and meaningful. For some, that might have been as good as it got over Christmas. For example, last week…

Jeff Burgar Many news reports say all Canadians should have their COVID-19 vaccines, if they want, by September of 2021. That may seem an infinity of time to some! In perspective, it is about the same amount of time, nine…

Richard Froese “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…! Is it? Not really! But in 2020, it’s looking a lot like anything but Christmas. People will still celebrate the real reason for the season as Alberta bans all major…

Jeff Burgar This newspaper would love to get just part of the money Canadian taxpayers pay to keep the CBC-TV and radio networks running. Please! First, as full disclosure, many Canadian publications, including newspapers, do get subsidies from our federal…

Jeff Burgar Stay home! Lock your doors! Talk to your friends and relatives only by Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and if you are old-fashioned, telephone! Get somebody to deliver your groceries. Have them dropped off on your doorstep or down on…

Jeff Burgar Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the chief brains behind American policies dealing with the Wuhan COVID-19 virus. You may or may not agree with him. People go both ways on Fauci thinking. Plus, he has changed his…

Pearl Lorentzen In the last few years, I’ve been trying to buy clothing made out of 100 per cent natural fibres. The woolen shirts especially seem to last well. However, they are starting to get tiny little holes, which are…

Jeff Burgar CBC is reporting “secret” recordings of provincial government meetings! At those June meetings, responses to deal with the exploding COVID-19 cases in Alberta was the hot topic. According to the news report, health officials wanted more lockdowns. Politicians…

Chris Clegg The war of words between common citizens, politicians and scientists continues over the COVID pandemic. It should be no surprise to anyone I am not an expert on this matter. I have no significant training in the medical…

Jeff Burgar An administrator in government was once asked why he, like many others in his position, paid generously above market rates for staff. Let’s step back. Each time there is an energy boom in Alberta, everybody outside the oil…

Joe McWilliams The recent hullabaloo over a Slave Lake town councillor’s remarks on homeless people has resulted in some useful discussion, at least. Some of it has taken place on the Slave Lake Lakeside Leader and South Peace News’ Facebook…

RE: Editorial – the idiocy continues [Wednesday, Nov. 16 South Peace News] People-power threatens politicians, so it’s no wonder Alberta’s top-dogs are trying to turn everyday Albertans against one another. “The fight is not between workers and bosses – it’s…