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PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL POLITICS
Feb 28, 2019 – Today, in response to allegations made by the NDP government, UCP Lesser Slave Lake candidate Pat Rehn released information proving a local business in his riding is paying around $500,000 annually to cover the cost of the NDP carbon tax.
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.
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’.
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!
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.
May 1, 2018 – There are so many exciting things these days. Outraged folks will picket a shop because they don’t like a sign in the window.
Meanwhile, I’m wondering where the outrage is over one of our favourite country singers, Shania Twain.
She says she was caught off-guard by an interview question a few days ago. The question was asked if she would have voted for American President Donald Trump.
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.
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?
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.
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.
High Prairie & Big Lakes County
May 18, 2018 – Can anything be done about High Prairie’s ‘Bridge Crew?’
The short answer, at least as far as police chit-chatting with the High Prairie Chamber of Commerce recently, is, “Not really. Not unless they are doing something against the law.”
Of course, there might be local loitering bylaws that might kick in. Which mostly means, push the problem from one suffering business down the street to another business and make them suffer a bit.
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.
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.
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.
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.