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You have to maintain your equipment to make money. We understand this as rural people. We believe you share this value as well. That’s why were writing you about the need for better maintenance on the highway in our area.Imagine…

The residents in J.B. Wood Continuing Care in High Prairie are paying four times the cost for their medication.They are paying a medical pharmacy in Markham, Ont. We have three [now four] pharmacies that have provided these residents with their…

Chris Clegg Mom takes her child down to the recycling bins on the east end of High Prairie. The family has been diligent in sorting their trash. Paper, cardboard, glass all in separate containers. As they toss the material into…

Pearl Lorentzen Jan. 26 is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The goal is to initiate conversations about mental health.This year, the commercials have upset people being approached by others who say, “I’m here.”Which is a lovely thought, but I kept remembering…

Richard Froese “Baby, it’s cold outside!”Many people were probably singing or humming the words to that popular Christmas song over the holiday season.It was more than cold, it was bold-chilling as temperatures dropped to –30-40 C for two weeks starting…

Chris Clegg I watched a TV show last week about the forests being cut down in Borneo.Normally, I couldn’t care less. Perhaps we should.The show explained how the forests were being cut down at such an alarming rate there was…

A search of my name turned up third on the search history. It was a letter from Richard Kemp [July 18, 2018 South Peace News] complaining that you printed my letters too much. Actually, he has a lot to say…

Jeff Burgar There would be no argument over the Oct. 18 municipal election in High Prairie if the vote for mayor wasn’t close: 367 for Brian Panasiuk, 314 for Barry Sharkawi.When all things with the election are considered, there is…

Joe McWilliams A notable feature of English Premier League soccer games these days is the anti-racism gesture just before kickoff. The players all take a knee and the announcer says something about there being no place for racism in football.Also…

Jeff Burgar A celebrity once said, “My favourite part of newspapers is the obituaries. I always check to see if I am still alive.”Author Mark Twain said ,“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”It’s also a topic at local…

Richard Froese Well, it’s on to a new year!What will we be able to do in 2022? That’s the big question everyone wants to know as the COVID-19 pandemic enters the third calendar year.We have been held hostage by COVID…

Jeff Burgar It is Christmas! A time of reflection on the past 12 months. With a new year just around the corner, also a time to think what the future may hold.In one of our publications recently, a columnist wrote…

Richard Froese It’s just a few more days to Christmas Day and many people are making sure everything is ready for the big day.Children are especially getting excited as they wait to see what they will find in their stocking…

Pearl Lorentzen I love Christmas, but it is bittersweet. Especially, as I contemplate my second year of not going home for Christmas.I choose to look at this as an opportunity to focus on essentials and make new traditions. It’s kind…

Chris Clegg It is hard to imagine many politicians having a worse 2021 than Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn.However, as year ends, after enduring much controversy, he is still in there slogging away! We give him credit for that.…