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PICs – Those dog days of winter

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie celebrated dogs with its annual dog show Feb. 7. About 20 dogs and their handlers were on show during the event that has been held the past seven years, says recreation director Norma Deuchar. “It’s…
Family Day fun all around the South Peace

Following is a lineup of activities on the Family Day weekend. Please attend as many as you can, enjoy, and thank the organizers and sponsors. Please check back with southpeacenews.com for updates. Enilda Location: Enilda W.I. Hall. Date: Sunday, Feb.…
Undefeated Saints remain team to beat

Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints girls remain the only undefeated team in Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League play as the season nears an end. The Saints were strong on both offence and defence in…
MLA’s Report – New courthouse important investment

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Families I hear from in Lesser Slave Lake want to know their government is taking action to keep their communities safe and healthy. That’s why our government is committed to investing in justice services…
Obituary – Yvonne L. Savill [nee Lizee]

It is with great sadness that we, her grateful and loving family, announce the passing of Yvonne Savill. Yvonne passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2018 at age 76 after a courageous battle with cancer. Yvonne leaves to mourn her…

Dan Cooper, President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I recently re-read a poem I first heard in my childhood entitled Which Loved Best? and written by Joy Allison. It frames my thoughts on showing love. Which Love…

South Peace News is still looking for pics of folks enjoying themselves ice fishing. We want to post them on our website at southpeacenews.com, where there are already lots of photos. Take a snap and email it in using the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 36-year-old woman will spend more time behind bars after pleading guilty to her fourth charge of impaired driving. Susan Okemow, of Wabasca, was handed a global sentence of 24 months in jail for four…
Huskies tamed, Pirates next on list

Chris Clegg South Peace News Some late heroics and an offence firing on all cylinders have vaulted the High Prairie Regals into the NPHL’s East Division final. The Regals disposed of the Grimshaw Huskies in five games in their best-of-seven…
Food bank big winner in friendly challenge

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Tolko was the winner of a friendly food drive challenge with High Prairie Forest Products. Tolko initiated the challenge to support the High Prairie and District Food Bank, says a Tolko news release…

Joe McWilliams Oldtimers like to talk about the ‘good old days’ as if everything is getting worse. In some ways it probably is, but one thing is for sure, some types of wildlife are more abundant in the 2000s than…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for a secretary-treasurer to serve on the executive. “We will have nominations and an election at our next meeting,” president Jennifer Zatko says. A letter…

Jeff Burgar 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…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Learn to ice fish Feb. 17 Want to give ice fishing a try under some expert supervision? Join the Lesser Slave Watershed Council and its sponsors at the Joussard Community Association Hall at 10:30 a.m.…
AC/DC tribute band in town March 17

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie food bank is hoping a concert fundraiser on St. Patrick’s Day will raise a lot of greenbacks to keep its shelves full of food. An AC/DC tribute band will be centre stage…

Spotlight Staff Recruits to serve on a new Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie are being welcomed by the provincial government. The council will help ensure the Franco- phone community, in all its geographical, cultural and demographic diversity, is represented…