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Getting a feeling for the area through its culture and products

Pictured above, from left, are Hector Goudreau, the Progressive-Conservative MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley; Francoise Lavoie, a local ACFA board member; Heather Klimchuk, the minister of culture and Progressive-Conservative MLA for Edmonton-Glenora; and Joel Lavoie, the president of the local ACFA organization. Klimchuk was in the area last week for a tour, including the Honey Bunny honey factory in Guy. She also met with elected officials to hear their concerns about things like MSI funding.

Culture minister visits Falher as part of area tour

The Francophone community in Alberta is very powerful and it is the fastest growing population outside of Ontario and Quebec.

Highway 744 near Judah Hill expected to be closed for repairs in mid-August

Alberta Transportation has changed the closure date for repair work to an affected area of Highway 744 near Peace River.

Kimiwan Birdwalk is the perfect place for an outing, and to learn about wildlife

If you're looking for something for your children to do this summer, then take them to the Kimiwan Birdwalk Interpretive Centre in McLennan, where they can learn about various bird species.


Commentary: Is solar power oversold?

There seems to be no end to the push for “green” energy solutions, including solar power, which should be looked at cautiously.

SRE From The Hip: Putting a finger on our texting and driving habits

Albertans’ thumbs and fingers are getting plenty of exercise these days. At least according to a June survey commissioned by the Alberta Motor Association (AMA).

SRE Where Things Stand: Vacation in B.C. confirms why I want to stay here in northern Alberta

As the old song goes, ever it be so humble, there's no place like home.

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Spotlight: Trumpeter swans soar off Alberta's at-risk species list

The trumpeter swan is now identified as a species of special concern.

Spotlight: More camping spots to visit in the area

The following is the final instalment of the campground and development updates in the Peace Region.

Your Horoscope for the first week of August

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, do not deny yourself some pleasure, especially if you have been putting in a lot of work and effort to attain your goals. Enjoy a little down time when you can.


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