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Obituary – Douglas Gerard Buchta obituary

It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Douglas Buchta. Doug passed away after a lengthly struggle with a rare blood cancer, including having endured a challenging stem cell/bone marrow transplant procedure. He is…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new fire command vehicle has been purchased for the fire chief of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, county council was informed of tenders awarded by administration, reported by Vic Abel,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Faust, Grouard and Joussard have plenty of potential to grow as presented in proposed area structure plans that go to public hearing Aug. 22 in Big Lakes County. “Invistec Consulting developed an extensive engagement strategy…
Seniors take a swing in golf tournament

Richard Froese South Peace News Veteran golfers showed their skills in the annual Sir George Bennett Seniors’ Golf Championship at High Prairie and District Golf Course on Aug. 9. “We had 32 golfers and George Bennett was the oldest golfer…
Driftpile youth strike it big with Blue Jays

Richard Froese South Peace News The spirit of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team was in the area as Driftpile Cree Nation welcomed the Jays Care Foundation for a day camp for youth Aug. 7-10. Driftpile Right to Play youth…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two fire halls in Big Lakes County are getting new boilers. At its regular meeting July 25, council approved a staff recommendation to replace the two boilers in the Faust and Grouard fire halls. “The…
PIC – Bissell honoured for long service

A councillor for Big Lakes County has been specially recognized for service to the fire service on Aug. 8. Enilda – Big Meadow Councillor Donald Bissell received a medal and certificate for more than 40 years of fire service in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Efforts to create a new official regional economic development alliance for the High Prairie and Slave Lake area are moving ahead with an optimistic outlook. Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews reported on a meeting…
PICs – Lots of fun at the 25th Annual Penny Carnival

Children were busy and excited at the 25th annual Penny Carnival at High Prairie Municipal Library on Aug. 9. About 240 people enjoyed a variety of games and activities at 20 stations, supported by 47 volunteers Children were eager to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to create a government required inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie will start to take shape. At its regular meeting July 25, county council awarded a contract…
Good times draw patrons to jamboree

Chris Clegg South Peace News It just keeps getting bigger and better. If you don’t think so, just ask several of the acts and patrons attending the annual Hoedown Jamboree. “It’s one of the better ones,” says musician Wesley Mapp,…
Sports Palace parking lot gets new surface

Chris Clegg South Peace News The parking lot at the Sports Palace is getting a new surface. Paving of the lot, which began last week, is costing $331,000 with a $20,000 contingency. Council decided to proceed with the project at…
The Page – August 15, 2018

That great big orange circle in the sky? Yes indeed, that’s our Sun. As seen of course, through hundreds of miles of atmospheric smoke haze. That’s the circumstance of massive forest fires in our neighbouring province of British Columbia. By…

Tom Henihan Banks never make mistakes benefiting the customer but they often make mistakes benefiting the institution. It is usually the case that these mistakes, persist until someone outside the institution discovers them and only then is the bank prompted…

Jeff Burgar Late July, early and mid-August are the best days of summer. Sitting in the backyard in late afternoon. Watching the garden and grass grow. Sipping a cool beverage. Thinking casual thoughts. Thoughts like – What’s a good book…

Richard Froese South Peace News Gift Lake Metis Settlement has received a few thousand dollars to host a traditional supper for Culture Days. “We got $3,000,” says settlement administrator Tammy Anderson. “It’s always great to get funding for cultural events…