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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

PLANS FOR GATED COMMUNITY TO BE UNVEILED JAN 22

January 24, 2020 – Plans for a new gated community for one-level homes for seniors proposed for High Prairie will be discussed at a meeting.
Anyone interested is welcome to a meeting Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church Hall.
“We will have at least two building contractors present and discuss design options,” says Diana Oliver, who initiated the project last May.

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REALTORS OPTIMISTIC MARKET WILL REBOUND

January 24, 2020 – Housing and property sales in the Peace region are showing signs of steady growth for 2020 as business started picking up in 2019.
Peace River realtor Layne Gardner says the market is slowly rising.
“The outlook for 2020 would include a continuing improvement to the market over 2019, with sales likely increasing by a similar percentage as seen last year,” says Gardner, an associate with Re/Max Northern Realty.

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LOCAL LEADERSHIP, PLUS POLICE PRESENCE, CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN A COMMUNITY

January 23, 2020 – When it comes to how much difference a proper law enforcement program can make in a community, there are lots of examples.

One of them is about how a program that started from scratch in 1987 went a long way to reducing some bad things that were happening in a community in the Lesser Slave Lake area. It comes courtesy of Brian Pitcairn, a former employee of the band.
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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.” ….

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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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