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PROVINCIAL NEWS

DOCTORS NEEDED: May 11, 2016 – Some Northern Alberta communities say they are challenged trying to attract doctors. A big part of the problem, according to former High Prairie mayor George Keay, Alberta Health Services is in the way.
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PROVINCIAL OPINIONS

CLEGG’S CORNER – TOO MUCH FUSS ABOUT NOTHING: September 6, 2017 – I took this stand a few years ago and wrote a column on the matter. This week, I do the same. Last week, Councillor Brian Gilroy asked if I would sign his nomination papers to run for the High Prairie town council. I did.
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TOMORROW’S NEWS MADE TODAY: September 1, 2017 – How does one decide what to put in a time capsule? A few days ago, about 150 (a fitting number, it being Canada’s 150th anniversary) watched excitedly as the High Prairie time capsule, was cracked open. The actual time capsule was in a small lead box that had to be broken open. This was after about three hours of previous work breaking apart the cement that was poured around the box.
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LOCAL INTERESTS
High Prairie & Big Lakes County

REGALS PLAN TO REJOIN NPHL: September 28, 2017 – The High Prairie Regals have made their application to rejoin the North Peace Hockey League for the coming season. The club met Sept. 18 and decided to proceed in organizing a team. The filed a letter of intent with NPHL president Jack McAvoy on Sept. 22.
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ODOUR IN TOWN WATER DRAWS CONCERN: August 27, 2017 – An unusual odour in drinking water in High Prairie late last week caused some concern for residents. People were being advised the water was still safe to consume, despite the odour.
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TOPICAL POSTS

CAMERAS HELP TRAFFIC FLOW IN HIGH PRAIRIE: September 4, 2017 – Special cameras are up and operating at two major High Prairie highway intersections to improve traffic flow. Cameras were installed Aug. 23 on Highway Two at the intersections of Secondary Highway 749 and at 50 Street.
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FEATHERS FLY IN CHICKEN DEBATE:  August 26, 2016 – After some vigorous discussion, Slave Lake town council has pretty much decided to give back yard chickens a try. It’ll be a small number, for a trial period, but it’s a definite step forward for proponents of urban poultry.
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THE FIELDMAN’S FILES – LOOKOUT!: August 25, 2016 – It’s not that I want to try and make it sound like weed and pest inspectors are important, at best I expect most people consider them to be a necessary evil, however I would not have devoted over 25 years of my life if I didn’t think what we do is important.
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