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Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 44: What is your favourite place? Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts What are your favourite things in life? What do you like to do the most? Sometimes, we ask about favourite books, shows, places or sports… This…
Back in the day …. March 8, 1913 Grouard News

(Courtesy of Chris Clegg of the High Prairie South Peace News) ED&BC railway reaches Westlock Good progress is being made on the construction of the ED&BC railway. A large gang is employed laying the steel, which has now reached Westlock,…
Why America shouldn’t cut off Canada’s energy supplies

Mark Milke and Lennie KaplanTroy Media In a world where Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely assumed to be behind the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, liberal democracies should stick together. This should be especially relevant on matters related…
Health and Wellness: Improving your sleep

Rebecca JohnsonAlberta Health Services It is estimated that 35 per cent of adults have occasional sleep problems, which can have many causes. The medical term for trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is insomnia. Insomnia can include: -Trouble getting to…
An evening thrill

Regional Commentary by Jeff Burgar My wife has one of two voices. The first is “Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing.” This happens often. If we are watching television or a movie. “Holy cow,” I will say, “What…
When Kenney promises no tax hikes, does he mean it?

Franco TerrazzanoCanadian Taxpayers Federation Premier Jason Kenney is trying to assure Albertans that there won’t be tax hikes in the upcoming budget, but he’ll have to forgive taxpayers for being skeptical. Afterall, he promised not to increase taxes before his…
Letters to the Editor – from Ceno Dave Loyie-Clark

My journey of healing following truth & reconciliation ideals To the Editor: With the polarising that I see in the community that I live in between left and right political supporters arguing about what our relationship with government should be,…
Letters to the Editor – from Tyler White

Grave concerns about expansion of medical assistance in dying To the Editor: Senators, elected federal and provincial leaders and regulators: As Indigenous people in Canada, we have grave concerns over the implications of Bill C-7 on our communities. The expansion…
Court Report

Breaking into a crime scene earns accused 44 days in jail Slave Lake Provincial CourtFebruary 24, 2021Judge G. R. Ambrose presiding On the youth docket, a local teen pled guilty to failure or refusal to provide a breath sample to…
The Page

Jack Ramme, who served as I.D/M.D. 124 manager for about 10 years, is retiring after 17 or 18 years as CAO of Yellowhead County.“I figure it’s time to pull the plug while I still have my sanity,” Jack joked (at…
Word of the Week: Spanish Lesson

Week 43: Professions Part 2 Lili NormandExpresiones: Spanish Language and Mexican Arts Have you thought about the work culture in other countries? Or have you had the opportunity to work in another country and observe relationships at work? Making friends…
We all have mental health

Commentary by Pearl Lorentzen Five out of five people have mental health. Every single one of us have emotions, a mind, and a soul (although not everyone agrees what this looks like). How do we maintain positive mental health so…
Letters to the Editor – from Martin Abbott

It’s been said headlines sell newspapers To the Editor: It has been said that headlines sell newspapers. With that in mind, I believe that headlines also help people determine what they want to read and may even affect their perception…
Court Report

Man convicted of stabbing while cutting across school property Slave LakeProvincial CourtFebruary 17, 2021Judge R.B. Marceau presiding James Allan (Allen) Beaver (23) appeared via closed circuit video from Edmonton Remand Centre. Beaver pled guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon,…