Slow down, council pleads

Slow down, council pleads

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News People who drive off-highway vehicles and other vehicles in unsafe ways are again advised by Big Lakes County council to be responsible. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council accepted suggestions from an Enilda resident at a previous meeting for information. “Council continues to prioritize public education and include traffic enforcement in our annual priority list to…

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A summer back to normal

Commentary byRichard Froese It seemed that the summer of 2021 was mostly back to normal and busier after events were cancelled in summer 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions. Just look at the July and August issues of the South Peace News and Lakeside Leader and readers quickly discover more events, even some new events. As COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta were dropped…

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Family Resource Network hosts paint night in Kinsmen Park, first of what they hope to be many

Family Resource Network hosts paint night in Kinsmen Park, first of what they hope to be many

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The first of what the Family Resource Network hopes to be many family paint nights was hosted in Kinsmen Park last week. Family and Youth Resource Network Specialist, Amrit Mathroo, said the event was organized as a joint venture with Strathmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and with Trellis.  The idea being that local…

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Moosomin’s labyrinth open for public use.

Moosomin’s labyrinth open for public use.

By Spencer Kemp, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Moosomin Labyrinth is now open for the public to use. Carol Adair, who came up with the idea for the Labyrinth and presented it to Moosomin town council, says that the labyrinth provides an opportunity to take time and reflect while walking through it.  “It felt good. I was happy, really happy to see…

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‘This is a crisis’: Yukon minister urges action on climate change

‘This is a crisis’: Yukon minister urges action on climate change

By Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Yukon might be the only jurisdiction in Canada with a climate scientist sitting in cabinet.  In the 1970s and 1980s, John Streicker committed himself to convincing others that climate change was real. In 2007, he was one of the reviewers for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report for the polar chapter. In…

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Realizing true freedom

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene “But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good, traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a…

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All candidates are welcome

Jeff Burgar There are organizations, like clubs, military, businesses and schools and such, where it is a real asset to know one’s way around. Meaning, it probably is a bad idea to let a 25-year-old write specifications for a new Canadian ice breaker. Not that there are not intelligent mid-20 experts on many things out there. It just seems, if one…

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Boardgame demo comes to Strathmore, becomes an immediate hit with local community

Boardgame demo comes to Strathmore, becomes an immediate hit with local community

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Calgary-based board game designer and publisher visited Strathmore over the weekend to host a demo of his upcoming game at Hob’s Hobbies.  Matthew Killeen is working to generate some excitement in the board game community local to Calgary and the surrounding area over The Adventures of Tennessee James. Game demos have been hosted in…

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