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North Country Fair June 22-24, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years: A glimpse of North Country Fair history Submitted North Country Fair began as a dream to celebrate the Summer Solstice: an age-old concept of gathering for the longest day of the year. As the aspiring back-to-the-landers and…

They did it! Ontario voters elected Rob Ford’s brother as premier. I remember Rob Ford. They caught him throwing a temper tantrum, swearing and cussing and flailing around on a cell phone or something. His bro was sitting in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Improper behaviour and bullying continues to be a problem at the Q Skate Plaza. To help deal with the problem, town council is going to increase patrols and post the phone numbers of law enforcement…
PICs – Rescue in the Woods

In the Woods Animal Rescue held a fundraising and adoption day June 9 at Freson Bros. “We are bursting at the seams with so many friends looking for homes,” says Cheryl Bastien, vic-president of volunteers for the shelter. For more…
Athletic awards presented to Saints

St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie honoured its top athletes during its athletics awards night and banquet June 12. “Tonight is a celebration of our student athletes and the school pride they have spread this year through their accomplishments and…
Peace Country’s best coming to High Prairie

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor football comes to town this weekend as the High Prairie Outlaws host the Peace Country Bantam Football League jamboree June 24. Entering their third year in the league this fall, the Outlaws will welcome…
Upgrades ready to take off

Richard Froese South Peace News More and larger aircraft at the High Prairie Airport is expected, thanks to upgrades funded by the provincial government. Up to $720,695 for a new overlay of the runway was announced June 4 for Big…
PIC – PRJH students stage mystery thriller

The Prairie River Junior High School Drama Club presented a two-act play Folded Stories, a mystery thriller written by teacher/director Michael Olsen. The play was presented June 11 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre to parents and community in the…

Jeff Burgar A person very unhappy with his town [none of our communities] had much to say. He wanted to open a business. He claimed his local government was doing everything it could to stop him. “They won’t tell me…
The Page – June 20, 2018

It’s a couple of years since June weather in our area honoured its nickname “The Monsoon Season.” But last week, it more than made up for it. For a few days, anyway! Along with oceans of rain that washed out…

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School is seeking funding support to enable more students to engage in extra-curricular activities. Big Lakes County council responded to the letter from principal Neil Barry at its regular meeting June 13.…
‘All I want is the truth’

Jule Asterisk, For REAC and Keepers of the Athabasca The Osmose site in Faust next to Lesser Slave Lake has been contaminated since the 1960s, when poles were treated and the residues were burned there. Some cleanup took place in…

Jeff Burgar The history of the North Country Fair, as reported in this newspaper and online at our website, is great reading. Over the decades, the fair moved from one part of the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake to…
East Prairie publishes history book

Constance Brissenden For South Peace News A new local book, Memories of a Metis Settlement, shares 80 years of East Prairie Metis Settlement to prove that history is worth remembering. The earliest settlers to East Prairie began arriving in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Kapawe’no resident is facing numerous drug charges after police seized nearly 300 grams of cocaine and assault rifles during a bust on June 11. RCMP Media Relations Group Cpl. Chris Warren says police executed…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged in connection with setting two High Prairie business buildings on fire last summer will get more time to complete his psychiatric assessment. Christopher A. Trindle, of no fixed address, appeared in High…