by Jeff Burgar There are many similarities between who might be the next president of the United States, Donald Trump, and dictators around the world. So many similarities, but also differences! For example, while Trump plasters his name far and…

by Jeff Burgar There might be people who don’t feel a burst of pride whenever the Canadian flag is raised at an international sporting event, signifying a Canadian trophy. Pfft on them! And no doubt, there were a few dry…

I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to your readers and all ATCO Electric customers for their patience, understanding and words of encouragement May 19-24 as ATCO Electric crews worked to restore power to customers after the snowstorm that…

Richard Froese South Peace News A golf tournament in High Prairie scheduled for June 10 to raise money for sick children has been cancelled. Teeing for Tots was promoted since March for the High Prairie and District Golf Course to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council invites residents and property owners to attend an open house later this month to review the draft municipal development plan and land-use bylaw. Open house sessions have been set for June…
Children’s fishing derby this Saturday at Winagami Lake

Mac Olsen Spotlight The McLennan/High Prairie council for the Knights of Columbus is inviting children and families for their annual fishing derby at Winagami Lake this Saturday, June 11. “Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to Winagami Lake, and enjoy…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie public works staff will be helping St. Mark’s Anglican Church spruce up its cemetery. The decision was reached at council’s May 24 meeting after a request was received from St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery…
PICS – Hats off to mothers at Pleasantview

Women were decked in hats at the Mother’s Day Tea at Plesantview Lodge in High Prairie on May 6. Residents of the lodge showed their hats on parade before they enjoyed strawberry shortcake and other refreshments with family and friends.…

Despite little snow the past winter and a dry spring, forecasts say June is shaping up to be our regular “monsoon” season. This is good news. Rains the past week or so have been called “billion dollar” all the way…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 1, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old pocket watch from the early 1900s. It was donated by J.A.E. Hoskin in 1967 and has a gold face with black lettering. This Victorian watch has chain key winding but it…

Chris Clegg South Peace News McLennan RCMP continue to investigate an assault that occurred May 4-5 and are advising the public there is no risk. On May 5, police received a complaint of an assault that occurred at a residence…
PIC – Renovating to serve you better

A major upgrade at High Prairie UFA has started with a new office building on the north side of the site, with new and modern fuel pumps on the south section. Work is scheduled to take much of the summer…
If you want to PARTY, do it right

Richard Froese South Peace News Graphic scenes and clear messages about drunk driving were the focus of a mock scenario presented to students by Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth [PARTY] in High Prairie on May 18-19. “Stand up…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s never been a problem in the past, so why worry now? High Prairie town council gave first reading at its May 24 meeting for a bylaw to support the High Prairie Golf Club’s line…
PIC – Money for park

The High Prairie Royal Purple Elks presented a cheque to the High Prairie Community Beautification Association on May 25 to upgrade MacIntyre Park in downtown High Prairie. Honoured Royal Lady Colleen Greer, middle, presents the cheque of $500 to beautification…

Town councillors wondering why county did not consult them before decision made Chris Clegg South Peace News A lack of respect is being cited as the reason one Town of High Prairie councillor voted against supporting the Big Lakes Invitational…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Seniors Week activities will continue as planned starting June 5, but without the annual barbecue. An updated schedule released by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services does not include the barbecue, traditionally hosted by…
PICS – Medals presented

It was Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s honour to present two High Prairie firefighters with awards before council’s May 24 meeting. Fire chief Ken Melnyk received his 30-year bar while deputy fire chief Trevor Cisaroski received his 20-year…