Spotlight Staff Provincial funding has been injected into three municipalities in the Peace country to boost growth and diversify local economies. The Municipal District of Greenview based in Valleyview has secured about $37,000 from the Community and Regional Economic Support…
PIC – New Olympia ice resurfacer arrives at arena

A new 2016 Olympia ice resurfacer for the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre in High Prairie arrived March 2. It was purchased by the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board. Left-right, are Town of High Prairie Mayor…
PICs – Many hands make light work

Hundreds of apple pies were made at Pleasantview Lodge on March 4 as a fundraiser for the Pleasantview Senior Lodge Auxiliary. About 30 volunteers made 487 pies, which sold at $10 each. Originally, 400 pies were planned to be made,…
Joussard School – students in store for tasty treat

Haiden Laboucan Joussard Reporter This is Haiden Laboucan from Joussard School bringing you the news of this last week. In kindergarten, our students reported that they are having a great time building collages on their iPads of things that start…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister This week, the church celebrates two feast days, St. Patrick, March 17, and St. Joseph, March 19, the stepfather of our Lord Jesus Christ. I say stepfather because, according to our faith, God is His actual…
PICs – “Good Old Country Fun”

“Good Old Country Fun at the Sports Palace” was the theme for the High Prairie Figure Skating Club annual ice carnival March 4 at The Sports Palace. Skaters from pre-schools to youth showcased their skills. The show wrapped up the…
PIC – Achievement recognized

E.W. Pratt High School recognized the efforts of Harmony Cunningham, right, Feb. 28. Cunningham earned a Certificate of Excellence in the English 20-1 program last year; however, due to an omission, she was not recognized at last year’s awards ceremony.…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 22 to March 7: Growing the North Conference Feb. 21-13, I attended the Growing the North Conference in Grande Prairie. This…

Chris Clegg I was stumbling across old editions of the Edmonton Capital newspaper one day and came across a story in the July 23, 1914 edition. It piqued my interest. To my surprise, a court report was published. Not a…

Spotlight Staff A new energy efficiency report gives the province a road map to create jobs, diversify the economy and save Albertans money. The new report points to programs like small-scale solar and greater use of energy-saving appliances as ways…

Surrounded by loved ones, Peter A. V. Dalton of Enderby, B.C. passed away March 7, 2017 at age of 83 years in Salmon Arm, B.C. Peter was born Oct. 22, 1933 in Edmonton to Joseph and Mathilde [nee Gagnon] of…
PIC – Flapjacks, friends and fellowship

Annie Blackhurst, left, and Tiny Rasmussen, both of High Prairie, enjoy flapjacks, sausage and eggs during the Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch Feb. 28 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in High Prairie. Shrove Tuesday is a day in February or March…
The Page – March 15, 2017

The Montreal Canadiens’ alumni game will certainly be remembered by many people for a long time. Thumbs Up to Marigold Enterprises for bringing such a good show to town. And how about all those Habs’ sweaters? It just goes to…

Jeff Burgar As this week’s story on local taxes [residential mill rate comparisons, page 4] says, High Prairie town council and staff have done a great job bringing the ever-suffering taxpayers of High Prairie needed relief. It wasn’t easy. Some…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie RCMP arrested four people Feb. 28 on various property related crimes. The charges stemmed from several break and enters in High Prairie over the past months. The four face several charges including 15…

Spotlight Staff Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches. Six technical working groups have developed recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could…