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All she needed was a little love

Years ago, I saw a little girl at one of the area schools. There was something about her I have remembered to this day. For some reason, the sadness on this little girl’s face was etched in my memory. It…
PICs – Santa Claus Parade kicks off winter bash

  Almost 1,000 people lined the streets of High Prairie Nov. 24 to enjoy the annual Santa Claus Parade. This year marked the 13th edition of the popular event, first organized and still organized by Anne Bankey. During the first…
Dunk star scores big with students

Richard Froese Spotlight From the lows of a rough life growing up to the heights as a top basketball slam dunker in the world, Kenny Dobbs inspired high school students in High Prairie and Donnelly. “Tell yourself I am a…

Chris Clegg Richard Froese South Peace News Hamper program needs donations Donations are still needed and being accepted for the Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services Christmas Angels program. “We’re rolling around to the holiday season once again and…
Time capsule sealed for bicentennial

Richard Froese South Peace News A time capsule for the High Prairie region was buried Dec. 1 to be opened in 2067 for the bicentennial of Canada. About 50 items were locked in the capsule in a short ceremony at…

Council concerned over rising costs to operate facilites Chris Clegg South Peace News Closing the indoor pool for a few months each year and closing the second ice surface were suggestions made after the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation…
PIC – “Is that for me?”

Raphael Dominguez, 2, is all excited to see what one of Santa’s elves has for him! Santa’s elf, Chuck Bissell, was handing out treats at the Festival of Trees in the High Prairie Health Complex Dec. 6. Holding Raphael is…

Spotlight Staff Consumers would be protected more under a bill proposed by the provincial government. The bill strengthens consumer protections and helps businesses succeed, states a news release Nov. 29. “We are bringing in smart rules to support businesses, because…
Joussard School – Grade 6 students ‘blast off’

Jayla Willier Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Jayla Willier bringing you my last news report. Tianna Calliou will be the reporter for December, so I hope you will take the time to read her news. In Kindergarten this week, our…
HPE – Concert practice begins

  Marie Matula Laya Thunder HPE Reporters This is Marie Matula and Laya Thunder here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. The library is excited to be showing students how to use the new…

Richard Froese South Peace News A shelterbelt program is returning to Big Lakes County after it was terminated about four years ago. At its regular meeting Nov. 29, council replanted the program, limited to 1,500 seedlings and a $3,500 purchasing…

Richard Froese Spotlight Lower-income families eligible for the Alberta Child benefit program are being reminded to file their taxes in order to get that financial support. Alberta families earning less than $41,746 per year in family net income are eligible…
PICs – HP Figure Skating medals in Athabasca

High Prairie Figure Skating Club CanSkate members participated at the Athabasca Candy Cane CanSkate Elements Event on Nov. 25. Six skaters returned home with certificates for their accomplishments. The competition involves skaters competing against themselves to test the skill levels…

20 fields test positive for disease Richard Froese South Peace News Clubroot disease has spread to several farm fields in Big Lakes County since the initial incident was located in a field in July. At its regular meeting Nov. 29,…