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PICs – Joussard rolls out the red [and white] carpet

A few hundred patriotic Canadians enjoyed Canada Day festivities at Joussard July 1. The McKenzie Arcand Band played during the day with many dancing and others simply enjoying the live music. After opening ceremonies, the popular bicycle parade was held.…

Tom Henihan You know you are in enlightened and progressive company when an item of clothing personifies a group’s political and social views. Few things can articulate profound, social ideology better than a polo shirt or pair of sneakers. The…
Chamber hires part-time help

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has named Crystal Trindle as part-time administrative co-ordinator. “I hope to help business grow and expand,” says Trindle, who started June 22. “I look forward to working…

SPN Staff On Aug. 1-2, the 57th annual Elks Pro Rodeo will be in full swing in High Prairie. There is so much that happens behind the scenes to bring this amazing event to the town. Volunteers contribute their time…
PIC – Couple honoured

Ron and Diane Ukrainetz were officially honoured by High Prairie town council July 11 when they were presented with the nameplates bearing their names destined for the High Prairie Citizens Monument. On Oct. 27, 2016, council made the decision to…

Jeff Burgar There is something telling in the fact for the most part, American TV viewers couldn’t care less about the news media hysteria surrounding American president Donald Trump. Hysteria? Absolutely! Everything is fair game these days, from Ivanka Trump…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Some come to dance. Some come to enjoy good food in a relaxed atmosphere. But most still come to enjoy some terrific music, all performed by live bands, for hours on end. The Triangle Pioneer…
PICs – Faust celebrates Canada Day

Faust held its Canada Day celebration July 8, one week later than most, because of all the other events in the region. The day turned out to be a success, with well over 100 attending. Participants played horseshoes and tested…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A man involved in a standoff with police three months ago will have his say in court next year. A preliminary inquiry for Feb. 13, 2018 was confirmed for Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, after a…
Pilgrimage respects customs, traditions

Chris Clegg Spotlight Blaine Cunningham is no stranger to making the pilgrimage to Lac Ste. Anne from Driftpile. In fact, when he harnessed his team of horses for the trip, which began July 12, it marked the 14th time. “We…

by Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Stuart Orlando Scott died from cancer on Jan. 4, 2015. At the 2014 ESPY Awards he said the following while battling the dreaded disease: “I said, ‘I’m not losing! I’m still here! I’m…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A man who repeatedly assaulted police officers will be spending the next 47 days in jail to ponder his actions. Jordon Chris Grey, 26, appeared in High Prairie provincial court July 10 via CCTV from…

Contaminated Faust Osmose site still a major concern to many Chris Clegg South Peace News The best option to deal with the contaminated Faust Osmose site is to put some dirt over it and leave it alone, says a report…