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Spotlight Staff Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency Medical Dispatch system has been recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) as an Accredited Centre of Excellence (ACE). Recognition as a medical ACE service is one of the highest achievements…
HPE – Grade 3s mix art with social

Liam Bilyk Ilona Drefs HPE Reporters Hi! This is Liam and Ilona with the HPE news report. In French, the Grade 3 students are beginning to learn the body parts vocabulary. Ask them to sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Feet…
County extends support to STARS

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has extended its support to air ambulance service of STARS [Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society]. At its regular meeting March 15, council approved a recommendation to financially support STARS through an event…

Re: The Conservative leadership race. To all delegates who will vote at the Leadership Convention. Please don’t do it! On The Sunday Scrum it stated that Kevin O’Leary and Kellie Leitch are rated one and two on list of leadership…

Spotlight Staff Alberta non-profit organizations now have access to new tools to help strengthen the safety and security of the most vulnerable Albertans. Developed with the input of non-profit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies, Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new…

Pastor Keith Williams, High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church. You may have heard of Rao, the Hindu holy man who flirted with fame in 1966. The old mystic believed he could walk on water. He was so confident in his own…

Commentary by Katrina Owens I recently ventured out of Slave Lake and went down south to Jasper. All I can say is wow, what an experience! It was really eye-opening to see what Alberta has to offer for tourism. Half…
PICs – Opportunities everywhere

Career opportunities in forestry were presented to local Grade 9 students at a forestry fair in High Prairie on March 7 at E.W. Pratt High School. Students from Prairie River Junior High School, St. Andrew’s School, Gift Lake School, and…
Dogs recruited to detect cancer in humans

Richard Froese Spotlight Dogs are being recruited to detect cancer in humans by a woman who recently became a certified trainer. After obtaining a certification to train dogs in bio detection, such as early stage cancer and other diseases, Liz…
Chargers lose to top-ranked Bears in bronze medal game

Richard Froese South Peace News Exciting senior high school basketball was in High Prairie as the E.W. Pratt Chargers hosted the women’s and men’s 2A Northwest Zone finals March 10-11 on their home court. On the men’s side, the Chargers…
County inviting input from public

Residents will have chance to respond to draft plans at a public hearing April 12 Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County’s recently-drafted municipal development plan and land-use bylaws will go to public hearing next month. At its regular…
Zirkas shine at annual Zabava celebration

It was indeed a show to remember! The High Prairie Zirka Dancers wowed the jam-packed audience at the annual Zabava celebration March 11 at the Edmo Peyre Hall at the rodeo grounds. The Zirkas operate under the umbrella of the…