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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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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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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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Editorial – Enjoy freedom after pandemic

Richard Froese20-Jul-21 Summer is almost half over as people enjoy more freedoms. Life in Alberta is mostly back to normal after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted three weeks ago, on July 1, Canada Day. Many people are taking advantage of that to get together with their family and friends for the first time since before the pandemic started in March 2020. Alberta…

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Commentary – Busyness isn’t necessarily bad

Pearl Lorentzen14-Jul-21 Recently, I realized that my pat answer to the salutation, “How are you?” is “Busy, but good.” I also realized that often I mean “busy, and good,” as I find a certain level of busyness fulfilling. At other times, I mean “busy, but surviving” and sometimes what I really mean is “busy and stressed.” Much of what I am…

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Our vote goes North

Jeff Burgar Nobody ever had us answer a poll wanting to know what our favourite lake is in Alberta. But then, nobody asked us what we love about British Columbia either! Forgive us for being biased against our sister province, but why should we give a hoot about them? These are the people with politicians who wanted to ban Alberta oil.…

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And just think about it, all that fun was free!

Chris Clegg “It’s not summer if your tongue isn’t purple!” – Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes fame I agree with Calvin. As a kid, I remember making Kool-Aid freezies by the hundreds during the summer. Our family would make grape Kool-Aid in eight-cup batches and freeze them. We used to suck on them to see whose tongue could get the purplest!…

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We need a piece of the pie

Chris Cleggfor South Peace News We should not begrudge our friends at the other end of the lake [Slave Lake] for lobbying to secure better health services. Whether you live in Slave Lake, High Prairie, McLennan, Donnelly, Falher or Peace River, it is up to local politicians to lobby the best they can for services. It is why news from Slave…

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