Richard Froese South Peace News Several rodeo champions and winners from the High Prairie area were specially recognized at the 57th Annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox mentioned many champions and top riders…
PIC – Rodeo royalty tours the town

Rodeo Royalty toured the town July 31 before the 57th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 1-2. Front left-right, J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre residents Gerald Koch, left, and Chuck Bissell. Back left-right, are Miss High Prairie Elks…
Chicken soup is good for more than the soul

Spotlight Staff Cold season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. That should not come as…
Town and county pitch in funds for horseshoe club

Richard Froese South Peace News Town and county councils have pitched in a small amount of funding to the new High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host a tournament in early September. Funding of $200 was approved upon administration recommendation by…
The Page – August 16, 2017

Some strange news about the mountain pine beetle which has devastated huge parts of the British Columbian forest, and has also moved into parts of Alberta. Among the indicators of a pine beetle infestation is the orange colour trees turn…

Katrina Owens For petes sake ladies and gentlemen, please teach your kids that shoe laces do not (and should not) count as leashes for dogs or cats. If I have to hear about one more preventable canine or feline death…
Slow down in hamlets in Big Lakes County

Richard Froese South Peace News Speed limits could soon be the same in hamlets in Big Lakes County, and lower in some hamlets. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to lower the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has joined a group of northwestern municipalities to fight the province’s effort to protect hundreds of hectares of land to save the caribou population. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved…
River floating parade just two weeks away

Joe McWilliams Spotlight Let’s get right to it, shall we? Not only does dressing up a ‘floating float’ for the Aug. 26 Great Trail Celebration on Lesser Slave River sound like a lot of fun in itself – there is…

Jeff Burgar If you went to the High Prairie Elk’s Rodeo this year, you enjoyed a good show. The usual rodeo folks were being bucked from horses and bulls. Kids were having a fine time chasing calves. The midway had…

Richard Froese South Peace News The body of a man who went missing when boating on Lesser Slave Lake on the August long weekend has been found. High Prairie RCMP recovered the body in the afternoon of Aug. 9, says…
Old Esso land could be green space

Richard Froese South Peace News Vacant land formerly occupied by an Esso gas station downtown High Prairie could become green space featuring a garden. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, Town of High Prairie council approved two recommendations by Mayor…