SPN Staff Alberta’s government has secured or maintained partnerships for 170 parks and public recreation area sites across the province under a model that began in 1932. As a result, no sites included under the Alberta Budget 2020 optimization plan…

UCP Travelgate brings up some interesting issues. I have been thinking about this since it hit the news and have come to some conclusions about my feelings and opinions on this. My feelings and opinions may not reflect the views…

Jeff Burgar Two weeks ago, you might have said, if the name came up, “Pat who?” Now? Well, he apologized for his trips out of country and his Christmas photo from Mexico, even while telling his people ‘Save Lives. Stay…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A long-time Conservative who quit the UCP party executive late last year says Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn and the party cannot recover from the recent controversy. “No!” he emphatically replied to the question Jan.…

Jason Kenney posted this on Facebook the morning of Thursday, Jan. 14. Jason Kenney: “The most important job of a Member of the Legislative Assembly is to represent his or her constituents. It has become clear that Lesser Slave Lake…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River MLA Dan Williams has confirmed his whereabouts over Christmas after scandal erupted over multiple government MLAs and staff members travelling to tropical locations even after introducing stricter new COVID restrictions for Albertans. The scandal…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen launched a scathing attack on Prime Minster Justin Trudeau July 22. At the centre of Viersen’s attack is the controversial WE organization and the federal government’s almost $1 billion…

Jeff Burgar We got lost in the numbers. You might also, so skip the next paragraph if big numbers bother you. Basically, it just adds up all the money our province spends on health care each year. It’s a lot!…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The historic buildings at Police Point are up for discussion. Big Lakes County discussed the buildings after receiving a development permit from the landowner to move a manufactured home onto the property. In short, current bylaws…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie residents can now keep chickens on their property. Hens, that is, but not roosters, after council passed its Hen Keeping Bylaw July 14. The issue arose Jan. 28 when council discussed possibly allowing the…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News So far, no luck, but there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Efforts by local authorities to have the old High Prairie Hospital demolished continued at a conference call meeting July 14 which included…

County honouring agreement Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is honouring its commitment to Tolko Industries by providing a tax break in 2020. While it may look bad in some resident’s eyes, especially since council raised taxes at a…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposed development permit for a cardlock facility, convenience store and sanitary dump in the High Prairie’s west end has hit a snag. However, High Prairie town council is quickly dealing with the matter. The applicant…

On racism: we reject oppression in all its forms To the Editor: We reject oppression in all forms. We call out all racism that occurs against minorities in Canada, especially the Indigenous and African communities. We call out all discrimination…

Franco Terrazzano,Alberta Director,Canadian Taxpayers Federation,Courtesy of Troy Media. Every single time Alberta faces a financial challenge, some academics recommend the same pseudo-solution: a provincial sales tax. They seem blissfully unaware that governments are struggling because Albertans are struggling and a…

Interest shown in projects around Lesser Slave Lake Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News In response to low oil prices and COVID-19, the Alberta and Canadian governments made a grant program for oil well reclamation. Companies which work in the Lesser…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two men were arrested by High Prairie RCMP June 25, but Bradley Duff still remains one step ahead of the law. High Prairie RCMP report that on June 25, following a lengthy search, police, along with…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The RCMP has responded to Alberta’s proposed plan to ditch RCMP services and set up it sown police force. June 17, the Government of Alberta released its response to recommendations made by the Alberta Fair Deal…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News As the province continues with its relaunch after a shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, people in Grimshaw and Peace River have been asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested because of two potential…

Letters to the Editor – from Arnold Viersen, MP To the Editor: Since the beginning of this crisis, our entire Conservative Caucus has been calling for more oversight and accountability through increased in-person sessions in Parliament. We have been focused…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News You can’t miss them; they seem to be all around High Prairie. People are discarding their disposable gloves and leaving them in parking lots and on streets all over town. Town of High Prairie peace office…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Government of Alberta has plenty of masks to give away to Eastern Canada but not any for High Prairie firefighters. It’s the message High Prairie town council heard at its April 14 meeting. Fire chief…