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PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL POLITICS

ELECTION FORUM OCTOBER 10 IN HIGH PRAIRIE

September 26, 2019 – An all-candidates forum for the federal election is being planned for High Prairie.
The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m.
The forum will be held at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre.
“The purpose of the forum is for people to ask questions to the candidates,” chamber president Barry Sharkawi says.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING

September 24, 2019 – Voters are being urged to cast their ballots in the federal election set for Oct. 21.
To vote in the federal election, eligible electors must be registered at their current address, says a news release from Elections Canada dated Sept.
All registered voters will receive a voter information card in the mail by Oct. 3.
An Elections Canada office for the Peace River – Westlock riding is located in Peace River in the Midwest Building at 9715 – 100 Street.

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LONG WAIT FOR DIALYSIS CONTINUES

Sep 6, 2019 – The new United Conservative Party government appears to be in no hurry to honour the previous government’s commitment for renal dialysis service in High Prairie. The news, delivered by Councillor Debbie Rose at town council’s meeting Aug. 27, prompted a blistering attack on Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn by Councillor Michael Long.

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PROVINCIAL OPINIONS

THAT 1 METRE PIPE SOUTH

September 25, 2019 – A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away …
Oops! Wrong story! Wrong beginning!
So, there was a time, many years past, towns and cities competed mightily over which of them would have the biggest airport. Helped by the provincial government of the day, very nice terminal buildings went up. Runways were widened and made longer. Pavement was added. Aprons were improved. They were all very nice projects.

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SCHOOL NEWS WORRIES US

Sep 6, 2019 – These are busy times for teachers. It isn’t just getting back in the classroom. It isn’t dusting off the old teaching notes or planning the next professional development day. There are two new governments in Canada that want to make a mark on how students are being taught. Everybody should pay attention.

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POLITICIANS SHOULD BOYCOTT QUEBEC CONFERENCE

Mar 6, 2019 – We have sent the premier to argue the case. Our MPs have argued the case. A convoy recently returned to state our case and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wouldn’t even meet with them. Still, the east and Quebec does not listen.
Does anyone think sending one councillor from High Prairie really matters?
I think there is a better way.
I ask Long and others to seriously consider what would happen if no one in Alberta attended the conference in protest? It’s called a boycott.

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LOCAL INTERESTS
High Prairie & Big Lakes County

COP REVIVAL TOUTED AT PUBLIC MEETING

September 26, 2019 – High Prairie citizens and business owners are being urged by local RCMP to write to their MLA to request more funding and resources to fight crime.
About 20 people heard that message by the High Prairie RCMP at a community consultation meeting Sept. 12 for the Town of High Prairie.
“Rural crime and your safety are much bigger than us,” S/Sgt. Warren Wright says.
“We have to work with our provincial government.

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TOWN OF HP, COUNTY REACH A COMPROMISE

September 25, 2019 – Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie have agreed to a smaller area for an inter-municipal development plan (IDP).
At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council approved a new revised map recommended by the internal review committee.
“It’s a really good compromise,” Big Lakes Reeve Richard Simard says.
The boundary down to High Prairie Airport on Highway 749 is also reduced.

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DUBAI TRIP OPENS MARKETS FOR COUNTY

April 24, 2019 – Three agricultural producers promoted Big Lakes County at the world’s largest international food trade show to expand markets.
The trio attended the 24th annual Gulfood Food and Beverage Trade Exhibition, Feb. 17-21 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Agricultural Service Board chair Doug Meneice and producers Garrett Zahacy and Tanner Pollack reported on their trip to the ASB and council April 12.
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TOPICAL POSTS

HUMOUR – HILLARY AND DONALD CHAT

November 19, 2019 – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk in to a bar.
 Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says,
 “The media is really tearing you apart for that Scandal.”
 Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “Using my secret private server with classified material to hide my Activities?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, and taking bribes from foreign countries?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “You mean the drones being operated in our own country without the benefit of the law?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity Deals?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “Turning Libya into chaos?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “Being the mastermind of the so-called Arab Spring that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “Leaving four Americans to die in Benghazi?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to our lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the “moderate” terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like we did with Libya?
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “The creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII?”
 Trump: “No the other one:”
 Hillary: “Leaving Iraq in chaos?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance Executives?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “The NSA monitoring citizens?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “Threats to all of Bill’s former mistresses to keep them quiet?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean the INSIDER TRADING of the Tyson chicken deal I did where I invested $1,000 and the next year I got $100,000?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean when Bill met with Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, just before my hearing with the FBI to cut a deal?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean the one where my IT guy at Platte River Networks asked Reddit for help to alter emails?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “You mean where the former Haitian Senate President accused me and my foundation of asking him for bribes?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean that old video of me laughing as I explain how I got the charges against that child rapist dropped by blaming the young girl for liking older men and fantasising about them. Even though I knew the guy was guilty?
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean that video of me coughing up a giant green lunger into my drinking glass then drinking it back down?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean that video of me passing out on the curb and losing my shoe?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean when I robbed Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party Nomination by having the DNC rig the nomination process so that I would win?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “You mean how so many people that oppose me have died in mysterious ways?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “Travel Gate? When seven employees of the White House Travel Office were fired so that friends of Bill and mine could take over the travel business? And when I lied under oath during the investigation by the FBI, the Department of Justice, the White House itself, the General Accounting Office, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, and the Whitewater Independent Counsel?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “The scandal where (while I was Secretary of State) the State Department signed off on a deal to sell 20% of the USA’s uranium to a Canadian corporation that the Russians bought, netting a $145 million donation from Russia to the Clinton Foundation and a $500,000 speaking gig for Bill from the Russian Investment Bank that set up the corporate buyout? That scandal?”
 Trump: “No, the other one.”
 Hillary: “That time I lied when I said I was under sniper fire when I got off the plane in Bosnia?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “That time when after I became the First Lady, I improperly requested a bunch of FBI files so I could look for blackmail material on government insiders?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “That time when Bill nominated Zoe Baird as Attorney General, even though we knew she hired illegal immigrants and didn’t pay payroll taxes on them?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “When I got Nigeria exempted from foreign aid transparency guidelines despite evidence of corruption because they gave Bill $700,000 in speaking fees?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “That time in 2009 when Honduran military forces allied with rightist lawmakers ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, and I as then-Secretary of State sided with the armed forces and fought global pressure to reinstate him?”
 Trump: “No, the other one:”
 Hillary: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I’ve got it! When I stole the White House furniture and silverware when Bill left Office?”
 Trump: “THAT’S IT, THAT ONE”
 Hillary: “I thought I’d got away with that one, dammit !!!”.

LETTER – LIKE IT OR NOT, WE HAVE TO VOTE

September 25, 2019 – We have an election coming. I feel, as Canadian and citizen of the world, I can hold my head up.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a couple of real scandals under his belt. Very Canadian scandals. The SNC thing. He didn’t want to loose 8,000 jobs so he pressured the auditor general. For those who lament that we aren’t in Quebec so he didn’t care about our jobs. Stop and remember the pipleline. He and Morneau dished out billions for it. They did try.

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