Jeff Burgar 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…

Jeff Burgar 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…

Jeff Burgar 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…

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…

What do the mayors of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie all have in common? Are they concerned, like so many of our northern neighbours, by ridiculously high gasoline prices? Do they want more rail cars to ship…

Osoyoos First Nation Chief Clarence Louie gave a good speech at the recent High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Gala. For those who may not know, Osoyoos is now considered one of the most successful First…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News 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…

Jeff Burgar 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 actually…