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PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL POLITICS

DO GUNS HAVE THEIR PLACE?

March 9, 2018 – I will start out by saying that I am not anti-gun . If I had been in the possession of one a couple of years ago I would have blown that bear off my porch. I had been woke up by the dogs about 1:20 in the wee hours, they wanted out. So I groggily got up and opened the door to let them out. Then they froze- all three of them. I pushed old Buster with my knee and told him to go but he wouldn’t. I prompted him again and he stubbornly refused to budge.

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AMERICA NEEDS RESET, OVERHAUL, AND GREEN REVOLUTION

March 8, 2018 – America does need a reset. Perhaps more of an overhaul, and its own kind of green revolution. A change of path that has nothing to do with climate change. It has to choose the path that will take it past what one prominent dissident calls ‘end stage capitalism’.

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‘SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM’ IS NO SOLUTION

February 23, 2018 – In our typical Canadian way, too many governments are not troubled over the federal government’s lackadaisy approach to pipelines. Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given, as reported on CBC, says “This is the kind of thing where we need both provincial governments and federal government to take a leadership role.” Yawn! Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead says, among other things, “We want it [the pipeline] done. We want it done responsibly. We want it done safely.” Ho, hum!

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NEW FISH AND FISH HABITAT RULES COMING:       February 21, 2018 – There are federal rules proposed that could have many unintended, or deliberately intended, consequences. The rules might create second, third or even four classes of Canadian citizens.
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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

RE: ANOTHER CASE FOR CAPITALISM

March 16, 2018 – The American capitalism model that some people prefer to socialism is a deeply flawed concept.
Socialists would be more successful if it weren’t for the American government and some of its batship crazy billionaires pouring money into toppling them.
The government itself has been responsible for interfering in over 80 elections around the world. This does not include regime change wars, and other forms of interference in the affairs of other countries.

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IS TRAVEL TO BIG CONFERENCES BY GOV’T WORTH THE COST?      February 27, 2018 – In High Prairie, Alberta, the estimated cost for local town and county councillors to travel to an annual conference this year in Halifax will be about $80,000. There is always much talk about such trips. Are they a wealth of information? Are they an excuse for a junket paid by taxpayers? Some of each? How many people should go?
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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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