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Pastor Keith Williams, High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church The Bible uses the two words “believe” and “faith” in relation to being saved. Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1 as “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and…
Obituary – Norman “Buzzie” Sidney Cunningham

Norman “Buzzie” Sidney Cunningham was born to mother Ivy and father Peter on April 6, 1939 in High Prairie. Norm passed away with his family at his side on April 14, 2018, one week after his 79th birthday. He is…
HPSD honours staff for dedication

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division honoured 14 staff who retired and others for their years of service and dedication to the division at the Long-Service Awards Night on May 25. Seven employees who retired were from…
PIC – New sweaters for Legionnaires

The High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion have been proud sponsors of the High Prairie Minor Hockey Association’s midget team, appropriately called the Legionnaires. The Legion donated $3,673 on June 20 for new team sweaters this past season. Left-right, are coach…
Pale yellow iris confirmed in county

Richard Froese South Peace News An initial report of pale yellow iris has Big Lakes County agricultural services somewhat concerned, states a county news release. “This is not a punitive campaign,” agricultural fieldperson Sheila Kaus says. “While this is cause…
PICs – Wet but happy celebration

This time, the rain can claim it put a damper on Canada Day activities at Joussard. The rain didn’t score a complete victory, however, as many activities still went on as scheduled. Children were disappointed the bouncy castles were cancelled…
Obituary – Redford Arlidge

A long time resident of High Prairie, and Town of High Prairie employee for over 40 years, Redford “Reg” Arlidge, died June 30, 2018. He is survived by: his wife, Marjorie Forester; his five children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A quiet, cozy place where visitors could stay in peace and comfort and enjoy all the comforts of home is no longer available. After 24 years and many happy guests, Sunset Cottage Guesthouse has closed…
MLA’s Report – Taking action to protect children

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Six out of every 10 children. That’s how many of the children receiving child intervention services are Indigenous. It’s unacceptable. Every child in Alberta deserves to thrive, no matter where they’re born. That’s why…

Joe McWilliams This will sound corny, but there’s something inspiring about a trail through the bush. A trail through open country is just fine. A trail in an urban setting is a lot better than a sidewalk and a sidewalk…
PICs – See ya, Tony!

No, Tony Belli, above, is not leaving town. He did win a weekend getaway at Shaw’s Point Resort in the Golden Age Club raffle, however. On the left in the photo, Belli accepts his prize June 20 from club president…
PIC – Thanks for a job well done

The Alberta 55 Plus Games Association and the Zone 8 Mighty Peace Sport and Recreation Association recognized the efforts of High Prairie and District Regional Recreation director Lori Matthews, right, June 20. Matthews was presented with a certificate of appreciation…
Laboucan named a Bronco

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie and area continues to churn out athletes who excel in all sports. Sam Laboucan was one of two players named to the Olds College women’s volleyball team July 4. Laboucan, of Atikameg, plays…
Citizens gather to celebrate culture

Chris Clegg South Peace News A celebration of Aboriginal culture and a stirring speech from Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee highlighted Aboriginal Day June 21 at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. Larivee first recognized the celebration was being…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Organizers of the second annual Strawberry Junction Bike Poker Rally are donating this year’s proceeds to a worthy cause. Proceeds will be donated to Big D Mini Bucking in honour of the late Reed Churchill.…
PICs – Canada Day celebrated the old-fashioned way

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Threshermans Association. An ecumenical church service in the old United Church was the only event that went ahead as planned as the rain and cool weather…