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Chamber close to filling lead position

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce could hire a new part-time executive director by next week. “We did some interviews and we expect the person to be in position by the middle of the…

Jeff Burgar I have no clue: who are Byron Nelson or Richard Starke! As far as I am concerned, this is good. Of course, I also hope, they are not serial killers, pedophiles, bankruptees, religious fanatics, persons living from paycheque…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has set the next step to hire a bylaw enforcement officer. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to create the position. “The draft bylaw…

Here are excerpts of the document prepared by St. Andrew’s School social justice committee Creating Spaces of Reconciliation in Schools: Recommendations for Education Leaders. I. Allowing students to become forces of reconciliation in the classroom: We, the youth, believe that…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Linda Cox’s report for Jan. 18 to Feb. 7: Jan. 23, Councillor Brian Panasiuk, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews and I met with…

Jeff Burgar Former High Prairie mayor George Keay liked to describe Grande Prairie as “a giant black hole, sucking in everything in the Peace Country.” That was true 15 years ago, and is still true today. Yes, there are local…

Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to construct a new reservoir and pumping station in Kinuso has been awarded for just over $4.3 million. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, Big Lakes County approved a staff recommendation to grant…

Richard Froese South Peace News Fowl language may be added to Big Lakes County’s animal control bylaw to allow chickens and ducks on residential property on hamlets. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council gave first reading to the bylaw…
St. Andrew’s a leader in reconciliation in Alberta schools

Spotlight Staff A group of high school students at a High Prairie school is being commended for leading the way in reconciliation for Alberta schools. Students in St. Andrew’s School social justice committee have been recognized by Holy Family Catholic…
Glamour and Gear opens downtown

Richard Froese South Peace News A popular High Prairie clothing store has relocated downtown with a new name and more lines of products to meet growing needs. Glamour and Gear opened Feb. 10 at 4909 – 51st Avenue. Owner Tracy…