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Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards this Saturday

The High Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce awards and gala will be this coming Saturday evening, October 20th. As part of Small Business Week, awards will be presented to several businesses in the High Prairie region. Nominations were accepted over…

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie RCMP officer currently serving in McLennan has pleaded guilty to a second charge connected to impaired driving. Anita Lee Doktor appeared in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 15 when she pleaded…
Flashlight Night Spookiness this Saturday evening

The popular “Flashlight Night” returns to High Prairie’s EC Bar Ranch just outside of High Prairie this coming Saturday evening. Hosts Denise and Lyndon Drefs say they and their ‘crew’ have been working hard to get the site ready for…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre We “know good” how to worry. It’s not something anyone had to teach us, although we probably learned some from our parents. But, we seem to be born with that second nature built…
Briefs from Big Lakes County council meeting Oct. 10

After five years, it appears the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue although the organizing committee recommends it be terminated because of declining funding support and increased staff time. At its regular meeting Oct. 10, county council tabled…
Want hot lunch? Ask HPE!

Allyson Potvin Elly Belesky HPE Reporters This is Allyson Potvin and Elly Belesky with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 3J is going batty. Students are reading A Boy Named Bat, learning about echolocation,…
Joussard School raises $824.25 at Terry Fox Run

Jewel Burlock-Laboucan Olivia Bellerose Joussard Reporters Hello, my name is Jewel Burlock-Laboucan and this is my assistant, Olivia Bellerose. We will be collecting the news from each classroom for our report to the South Peace News. As we talked to…
PIC – United we stand!

The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre marked Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30 by wearing orange shirts on Sept. 28. Left-right, are Edward L’Hirondelle, persons with development disabilities support worker Addy Auger, receptionist Bev L’Hirondelle, Driftpile drummer and recording artist Derrick…

Richard Froese South Peace News Demand for Big Lakes County Fire Services for responses and recruiting continues to rise. “We are seeing a trend where emergency responses are increasing to the point of where our numbers at the end of…
Gift Lake: prevention part of ongoing efforts

Richard Froese South Peace News The Gift Lake Metis Settlement Volunteer Fire Department has had a quiet year for fire calls and other responses. “We haven’t had many calls; it’s been a slow year,” says fire chief Gordon Belcourt. The…
Driftpile: a quiet year enjoyed by firefighters

Richard Froese South Peace News The Driftpile Cree Nation Volunteer Fire Department has had a very quiet year. “We’ve had no calls for fires or motor vehicle collisions,” acting fire chief Kevin Bellerose says. It was a stark contrast to…
Kinuso: department records busier year in 2018

Richard Froese South Peace News The Kinuso Fire District reports a heavier volume of calls this year. “It’s been busier than normal, we’ve had more motor vehicle collisions and medical assists,” says deputy fire chief Everett Samuelson. “More than half…
Joussard: crew desperately needs more firefighters

Richard Froese South Peace News The Joussard Fire District is in desperate need of more firefighters. “We especially need members in the Joussard Fire District,” Big Lakes County fire chief John McDermott says. “Becoming a member of the fire service…
Grouard: firefighters welcome long-awaited gear

Richard Froese South Peace News Grouard Fire District has had another slow year for calls. “We have responded to about 10 calls this year,” says deputy fire chief Herman Sutherland Sr. It included one building fire, and two calls each…
Faust: rescue also a big part of service provided

Richard Froese South Peace News The Faust Fire District has responded to few calls for fire this year, but they are busy in other roles. “It’s been a relatively quiet year for fire calls,” deputy fire chief Robert Nygaard says.…
Enilda: new equipment added to serve public better

Richard Froese South Peace News The Enilda Fire District has recorded a light volume of calls this year. “We’ve had a very quiet year for fire calls, we haven’t had any fire calls,” says deputy fire chief Donald Bissell. However,…
County fire chief advises citizens to be safe

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County fire chief John McDermott advises people to be safe and cautious as he promotes Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. “This year’s campaign is “look, listen, learn, be aware, fire can happen anywhere,”…