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A Conservative Government will always respect Alberta

Arnold Viersen, MPPeace River – Westlock Albertans quite reasonably expect the rest of the country, including the federal government, to be in their corner. Albertans have contributed more than $600 billion to the rest of Canada since 1967. But when Albertans went through tough economic times in 2015-16 and 2016-17, caused in no small part by the anti-energy policies of the…

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UCP claim unfounded

UCP claim unfounded

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Recently reinstated Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn did not receive any letters of support from Lesser Slave Lake municipalities as the party claims. United Conservative Party caucus chair Nathan Neudorf made the announcement July 14 and claimed in part that letters of support for Rehn came from “several municipalities.” However, the Town of Slave Lake, Town…

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Editorial – Apology required but unlikely

Chris Clegg The United Conservative Party owns an apology to Lesser Slave Lake constituency municipal governments. In their July 14 news release announcing MLA Pat Rehn’s reinstatement to the party to media outlets in Alberta, they wrote letters of support for Rehn came from “several municipalities.” The statement is false. No other way to put it. The Town of Slave Lake,…

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Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

Premier devotes $150 million to overcome digital poverty in rural Alberta

By Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Thursday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the province would be investing $150 million to help connect rural Albertans to better Internet services. He said he hopes the money will inspire the federal government and the private sector to bring the total investment up to $1 billion. “We want to ensure that all Albertans in…

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More continuing-care beds for rural communities

More continuing-care beds for rural communities

By Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Thousands of new continuing care beds will be added in facilities across Alberta over the next few years, with many going to rural areas of the province. On Friday Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced more than 6,000 continuing-care beds would be built across the province in the coming years, with 343 beds added…

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Forget the heat, it’s the drought causing concern

Forget the heat, it’s the drought causing concern

By , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The heat dome sitting over Alberta may have dissipated somewhat but drought conditions continue across southern parts of the Western provinces, and Alberta Beef Producers is now asking for government assistance in dealing with the issue. “We are getting into a situation that is pretty dire,” said Brad Dubeau, general manager at Alberta Beef. Alberta Beef…

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Commentary – An unpredicted happening

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, we never really measured his successes or failures. It was much more fun to get the next prediction, than worry if…

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Inspiration – “What Do You Truly Believe?”

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene.20-Jul-21 A simple yet profound question that cuts to the heart of a person. Every person, every company, every organization has a set of core beliefs or values that theoretically define who they are, what their mission is and how they will achieve their goals. What is it that motivates you or drives you…

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Letter – No need to promote right-wing

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 you with cherry picked facts and twisted reasoning. These guys are all being paid by someone who wants their BS put…

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Mayor resigns from emergency services board

Mayor resigns from emergency services board

By Sean Oliver, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter15-Jul-21 Pincher Creek mayor Don Anderberg will no longer serve on the Pincher Creek Emergency Services Commission. The mayor announced his resignation during the town’s July 7 committee of the whole meeting. Coun. Lorne Jackson will replace Mayor Anderberg, with Coun. Wayne Elliot serving as the alternate. Mayor Anderberg says his decision to resign resulted from…

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