Richard Froese Businesses struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it seems that chambers of commerce in small towns are facing a similar situation. Many businesses closed for a while and some went out of business. Now it’s starting to hit…

By Krystle Wittevrongel,Public Policy Analyst,Montreal Economic Institute,Courtesy of Troy Media. In 1950, Canada faced a difficult choice between the desire to be a leader in the development of nuclear energy technology and the fear that such technology would bring the…

Jeff Burgar A recent news report says the city of Lethbridge is one of many small cities and big towns across Canada seeing jumping home prices. “We’re only a two-hour drive from Calgary,” says a Lethbridge real estate agent. He…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Treaty 8 First Nation chiefs and Elders from Treaty 8 communities met on July 11 at Willow Point near Sucker Creek First Nation to share their vision and ideas for the Treaty 8 Child Well Being…

Richard Froese Are the new tightened health restrictions in Alberta working to stop the spike of COVID-19 cases in the third wave? Updated restrictions were announced May 4 by Premier Jason Kenney that many people say are too tight. Other…

Residents in communities across Canada are urged to get counted in the 2021 national census in May. Every five years, Canadians expect canvassers or a Statistics Canada envelope at their door. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has eliminated the door-to-door campaign…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Do you think your vehicle is bouncing its way over northern Alberta’s worst road? If you think so, the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association wants to hear from you! The association is launching a social…

Jeff Burgar People say this will be one great big driving and camping summer in Alberta. Backed up demand, people sick of being cooped up and isolated, and the issues surrounding travel out-of-province and out-of-country. It isn’t just in Alberta.…

Jeff Burgar A sharp fellow said years ago, “If you want to get people to do things, first of all, you need a project.” Those weren’t a former MLA’s exact words from years ago, but summed up what Dennis Barton…

Ian Madsen,Senior Policy Analyst Frontier Centre for Public PolicyCourtesy of Troy Media The long-suffering citizens of Alberta recently learned they’re on the hook for yet more billions of dollars via an ill-advised investment in an oil pipeline. The Keystone XL…

Of course we have a problem with people dumping their garbage by the road! We had this problem before, and our solution was to have a dump in our area. Our dump was closed with no regard to residents who…

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…