HPE – Gauchier wins gold to lead HPE team

Liam Bilyk HPE Reporter This is Liam Bilyk here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. We had a special guest at our September month-end assembly. Angie Halverson, HPE parent council president, was here to…
Joussard School – Every child matters, students taught

Phoebe Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School! My name is Phoebe Giroux and I will be collecting our news for the month of September. In kindergarten, our students were excited to tell me that they are making moose collars…
Kinuso launches junior program

Richard Froese South Peace News The Kinuso Volunteer Fire Department reports a relatively low number of calls this year. “We’ve had a good, quiet year and responded to 11 calls,” says deputy fire chief Everett Samuelson. “It’s good that the…
Grouard is always willing to help

Richard Froese South Peace News The Grouard Volunteer Fire Department has had a slow year for calls “It’s been a quiet and a good year and we have responded to about 10 calls,” says deputy fire chief Herman Sutherland Sr.…
Faust records fire-free year in district

Richard Froese South Peace News The Faust Volunteer Fire Department has had few but vital responses during the year. “It’s been a fairly quiet year and we haven’t had any fires,” deputy chief Robert Nygaard says. “We had two calls…
Enilda Fire Department enjoys quiet year

Richard Froese South Peace News The Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has recorded a light volume of calls this year. “We’ve responded to more vehicle collisions than fires,” says longtime deputy fire chief Donald Bissell. Firefighters have been called to four…
PIC – Wishing many more

Former High Prairie resident Kathleen Randall, left, celebrated her 100th birthday of Oct. 5. With her is Dickie Willier, whom she treated like a son. A party was held at Beaumont, Alta. on Oct. 8. Randall now resides at the…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Did Jesus really say, “I am the way, the truth and the life?” One of the biggest questions we all have to face and try to answer is, “Is Jesus really the…

Safety tips for the kitchen * Avoid loose long sleeves when cooking; Check kettles and toasters for damaged electrical cords and thermostats; * Use appliances that have an automatic shut-off; * Keep a timer handy to remind you when the…
County’s only tanker truck stationed at Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News The Joussard Volunteer Fire Department has had few calls in 2017. “It’s been really quiet this year,” deputy fire chief Angela Paul says. The only fire in Joussard was a call to a residence where…

Richard Froese South Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation Volunteer Fire Department has had a busy year with medical assists but few fires. “We’ve had a quiet year for fires,” fire chief Allan Koski says. Firefighters have responded to one…
Driftpile ready to serve and protect

Richard Froese South Peace News The Driftpile Cree Nation Volunteer Fire Department has responded to a variety of structure fires, grass fires, motor vehicle collisions and medical assists. “We’ve had about 20 calls this year,” fire chief Ken Giroux says.…
Gift Lake gives residents sound advice

Richard Froese South Peace News The Gift Lake Metis Settlement Volunteer Fire Department has dealt with about one dozen calls this year. “We have responded to six vehicle collisions and four house and structure fires,” says fire chief Gordon Belcourt.…
Fire Commissioner advises residents about fire

Richard Froese South Peace News Albertans are being advised by the fire commissioner to be safe as a key message during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, Fire Prevention Week 2017 reminds everyone to practise a home escape plan with a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Times for the monthly sessions of the High Prairie Business Support Network may be changing to accommodate more people. The proposal was mentioned during the monthly meeting Sept. 28 when just four people attended besides…
PIC – Gotcha!

High Prairie Outlaw Marissa Bull, right, watches as an unnamed Wembley Bulldog falls to the ground after a tackle during action at the E.W. Pratt High School field on Sept. 23. The Outlaws were outgunned 58-8.
Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…
PIC – Welcome surprise!

The Golden Walleye Classic Committee made its annual donation to the High Prairie Fire Department Oct. 3. Firefighters have assisted the committee at the tournament for the past eight years and, in turn, the committee makes a donation. This year’s…
Hungry bruin’s dinner plans foiled

Chris Clegg South Peace News Never store anything resembling food in your vehicle. It’s a lesson George Bellerose has learned after leaving a bag of trash in his Dodge Caravan the night of Oct. 1. Bellerose knew there were bears…