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Horseshoe club wins top honours in province

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie continues to pitch its profile in the sport of horseshoes in Alberta. Established in July 2017, the High Prairie Horseshoe Club was honoured with three awards by the Alberta Horseshoe Pitchers Association Oct.…
The Page – November 15, 2017

It isn’t always true, but we ran across a saying last week. The saying, from New York kazillionaire Michael Bloombeg is, “The biggest management failures are not missed targets, but missed opportunities.” We take it to mean it isn’t not…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister We are marvelously and wonderfully made. When God created us in His own image, He also gave us a body, made of flesh, which is mostly water, a soul and spirit. “I will pour out my…
MLA’s Report – Focused on jobs, health, education

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Two weeks ago, I joined MLAs from across Alberta at the Legislature to begin what is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting legislative session. During this session, my colleagues in our…

Chris Clegg William Miller was a genius, or a stark-raving lunatic. I am not sure which. Miller was born in 1782 in New England. He farmed for a living and was a former atheist. In 1831, he began making predictions…
RCMP dogs get trained to detect human remains

Spotlight Staff The first two RCMP dog teams to be trained by the RCMP to detect human remains finished their training last Friday at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta. The RCMP is the only…
Saints win volleyball title

The St. Andrew’s Saints junior high school volleyball girl’s team won the High Prairie School Division Divisional Tournament in High Prairie on Oct. 28. The Saints went undefeated in the tournament, and won the gold medal after defeating the Wabasca-Desmarais…

Re: President Trump is playing with fire, Oct. 25, 2017 letter to the editor, South Peace News, by Eva Sartorius What in tarnation, Eva! While I always enjoy reading your letters, and objecting to them until I’m red in the…

Jeff Burgar Osoyoos First Nation Chief Clarence Louie gave a good speech at the recent High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week Gala. For those who may not know, Osoyoos is now considered one of the most…
PIC – Alliance sponsors chamber awards

High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce president Jennifer Zatko, left, accepts a cheque for $2,500 from Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance chair Barry Sharkawi at the chamber awards gala on Oct. 21.
NLC rewards long-service employees

Spotlight Staff Twenty-six long-time and retiring employees at Northern Lakes College were recognized for their many years of dedicated service Oct. 18. NLC established the long service awards to express appreciation and recognition to long-serving faculty and staff members whose…
County presents cheques from charity tournament

Richard Froese South Peace News Three cheques worth a total of $20,000 were handed out from the fourth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament. The High Prairie and District Health Foundation received $10,000 during a reception Nov. 8, while…
PIC – Froese wins award

South Peace News reporter Richard Froese, left, accepts the Media Award from the Alberta Horseshoe Pitchers Association. High Prairie Horseshoe Club president Ray Prevost presents the award. AHPA president Bruce Grandel nominated Froese for his efforts on promoting the new…

Richard Froese South Peace News A banquet to honour local Native Elders is being supported by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 8, council granted $500 for a funding request from the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. The…
You can report poachers in Alberta online

Spotlight Staff The province is making it easier to report poachers by giving Albertans the option to use smartphones or computers to report suspicious hunting or fishing activity, says a news release dated Nov. 3. “Our hope is that by…
Clegg’s Corner – Is there a compromise?

A man approached me at the Remembrance Day service with a question. “What’s going on at the arena?” Not knowing the schedule, I told him probably some practices and games. “Why are they open?” he asked. Good question. I know…

Richard Froese South Peace News Motorists in Alberta could have to pay up before they fuel up. The proposed legislation by the provincial government has one local service station owner in a fume. Shell Snack and Carr Wash owners Louis…
PICs – Girl Guides helping pets in need

Cats and dogs at In The Wood Animal Shelter near Marie Reine will not be going hungry for awhile, thanks to the High Prairie Girl Guides. Five very excited Guides and their leader collected food stamps at Freson Bros. and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has provided money in its 2018 budget for urgent repairs needed at the High Prairie and District Museum. At its regular meeting Nov. 8, council approved a recommendation to confirm a 2018…