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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.
“We believe we put our county on the map in Dubai,” Meneice says.

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TOPICAL POSTS

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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