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Editor’s note: Following is the official list of the candidates in the municipal elections. Town of High Prairie Candidates for Mayor [1 to be elected] 1. Linda Cox 2. Brian Panasiuk Candidates for Council [6 to be elected] 1. Ross…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I was ready to roast Northern Lakes College, High Prairie School Division, and Holy Family Catholic Regional School Division, over a letter sent Sept. 7 to various levels of the Government of Alberta. At…
Cancer survivor gives back to Stollery Hospital

Richard Froese South Peace News A young High Prairie cancer survivor has given back to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Josh Halverson, 13, donated several items to the hospital as a token of thanks when he had a checkup…

Richard Froese South Peace News A proposal to lower speed limits in hamlets has hit a speed bump. At its regular meeting Sept. 13, Big Lakes County council tabled third reading for a draft bylaw to decrease the speed limit…
Let the games begin!

Richard Froese South Peace News About 300 seniors throughout the province were welcomed to High Prairie for the Alberta 55-Plus Fall Games during the opening ceremonies Sept. 14. Banners for the eight zones was carried in during the ceremonies at…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Kapawe’no First Nation made history Sept. 15 when the band opened the first licensed day care on a reserve in Alberta. Kapawe’no Daycare Centre opened after years of planning and hardship. It has space for…
NL College gets funds to aid mental health

Richard Froese Spotlight A government funding boost will help ensure Northern Lakes College students have access to quality mental health programs and care, says a government news release dated Sept. 8. The province has granted $290,000 each year for the…
The Page – September 13, 2017

We still have to wait for another week to find out who will be our official candidates for the Metis settlements, Big Lakes County, and Town of High Prairie elections Oct. 16. Nomination day is Monday, Sept. 18. That’s when…
St. Andrew’s School welcomes new teachers

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie welcomes four new teachers to staff. Cheryl Gullason teaches math and science from grades 9-12. She taught in Fort Chipewyan last year and previously in Morley at a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Should sea cans be allowed on residential lots in hamlets? That’s the main question in a survey Big Lakes County will offer to residents of Joussard, Kinuso, Faust, Grouard and Enilda. “This is quite important,”…
Gala headlines top First Nations speakers

Richard Froese South Peace News Two prominent speakers headline the Small Business Gala on Oct. 21 as the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates Small Business Week. Oct. 15-21. The gala at Edmo Peyre Hall at the rodeo…

Richard Froese South Peace News Outstanding business service will be honoured by the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual Business Gala on Oct. 21. “We’ll present the same awards we did last year and we’re just…

Amy Norland, For High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church September is a time of renewal, new beginnings, of harvesting, of seeing the promise of spring fulfilled. In short, September is pregnant with anticipation. During this time, it is easy…