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Pastor Terry Goerz, High Prairie Redeemer Lutheran Church It was 500 years ago, Oct. 31, 1517, that an only locally known monk, priest and professor named Martin Luther posted 95 thesis on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg,…
PIC – United we stand

On Sept. 27, Grouard Northland School honoured and brought awareness to the experiences of residential school students by wearing orange T-shirts. The annual Orange Shirt Day began in British Columbia in 2013 when a residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared…

Richard Froese South Peace News Credit limits for credit cards for Big Lakes County reeve and staff have been updated and increased for some senior staff. At its regular meeting Oct. 11, council approved the changes proposed and recommended by…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Renegades lost 50-19 to the Hillside Cougars in Valleyview on Oct. 12 in high school football. After a sluggish first half, the Renegades outscored the Cougars 13-11 in the second half. “It…
Outlaws scrimmage in the snow

Richard Froese South Peace News The season’s first snowfall Oct. 11 added a challenge to the High Prairie Outlaws football practice. “Even though it was still snowing during practice and it was a chill 0 C, we had the majority…
The Page – October 18, 2017

Well, isn’t this just a foofaloo! The word “chief” is no longer considered appropriate by the Toronto District School Board. Apparently, the trustees or somebody decided this was an affront to indigenous peoples. So, all the job positions, from chief…
MLA’s Report – Making life better for NLC students

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake In Alberta, we take care of people in our communities. We take care of children, youth and students, who deserve every opportunity to succeed and thrive. Those values have driven my work, first as…

Jeff Burgar The hand wringing over what went wrong isn’t quite over. The shoulder shrugging that it doesn’t mean very much isn’t quite over. Some people now say they got so few votes is because people hate them! Some people…
Local entrepreneur honoured

Chris Clegg South Peace News Marczyk Stake and Lath is typical of many small businesses. They have suffered through tragedies, rising and falling markets, and customer demand, but the owners still carry on, running a successful business. It’s because hard…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council members are now receiving a recognition payment for completing a term in office, rather than a one-time severance. At its regular meeting Oct. 11, council approved changes to the policy and…

Spotlight staff After five AMAZING seasons, on October 12, 2017 host Jon Montgomery announced that the adventure will continue as CTV has renewed THE AMAZING RACE CANADA for a heroic sixth season. And in a new twist, THE AMAZING RACE…
Art depicts murdered and missing women

Chris Clegg Spotlight To the naked and untrained eye, James F. Willier’s art is eye-catching on its own. But take a closer look and you will see a very strong message being delivered. Willier drew a picture with a red…

Jeff Burgar The saying sort of goes, “People usually get the government they deserve.” The source for this saying runs from the biblical Book of Judges to Socrates, to Toqueville. People not only cannot not agree where the saying comes…
Clegg’s Corner – Let’s proceed

I hate it when everyone is right. The squabble between some members of High Prairie town council, Northern Lakes College and High Prairie School Division over where to put the new college campus, and hopefully an Integrated College Campus, is…
PIC – Bad night at the movies?

Our friend here is one of several ghoulish hosts at the Marigold Enterprises Haunted House in the Farmer’s Market building. Anyone wanting to be scared out of their wits is invited to call Marigold at [780] 523-4588 for times and…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22.…
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow…

High Prairie Girl Guides braved rather chilly weather Oct. 14 to sell their delicious cookies at the south side of the High Prairie Museum. Left-right are Brownie Alexandra Zelman, Brownie Kahlen Lewis, Spark Ellie Killoran, Brownie Faith Bruneau, Brownie Ava…
High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show Oct. 21-22

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…
HPE – Gauchier wins gold to lead HPE team

Liam Bilyk HPE Reporter This is Liam Bilyk here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. We had a special guest at our September month-end assembly. Angie Halverson, HPE parent council president, was here to…