Tom Henihan, Reporter, Falher Smoky River Express It is noble to express concern for the world our grandchildren will inherit as Stephen Lewis did recently at the NDP Leadership Convention in Edmonton. Most responsible people look ahead with similar thoughts…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie firefight- ers may soon have green flashing lights in their vehicles to help arrive at emergency calls sooner. Council agreed at its April 12 meeting to take part in the Green Lights Program.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council plans to meet with its municipal and First Nations’ neighbours before it moves forward on a regional water system. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to separately…
Teacher turns author

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie teacher, who became an author after she retired, visited the local library to promote her first two books. Beth Rowe signed her books Bird of Barjag and Mischief Mischief at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie has changed its graduation date and venue to July 9 to accommodate a larger class. Ceremonies have been moved to the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister This Easter season was one of the most fascinating God-Incidence, or co-incidence, feast days in many years. Holy Thursday leading into Good Friday is the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith, the night when Jesus…

by Jeff Burgar Now, give or take a few days, it would be just six months to our next town and county elections. Six months that is, if we were following the old rules of city, municipal district, county, Metis…
Expect a knock on your door

Business input sought to plan future Richard Froese South Peace News Businesses in the High Prairie area will soon get a visit as part of a program to collect data and help municipal councils plan for future development. The High…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Faust resident will have to remove three cabins he recently moved to property in the hamlet. The order came after Big Lakes County council turned down a rezoning request after a public hearing April…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rumours are swirling of the impending opening of a Peavey Mart in High Prairie. Meanwhile, a company spokesman will neither confirm or deny the rumour. “I have no announcement at this time,” says Jest Sidloski,…

Richard Froese South Peace News New welcome signs have been approved for highways and hamlets by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to approve the design for the highway signs to welcome motorists…

Spotlight Staff Did you know you could pay your traffic fines online? Apparently, most do because more Albertans are doing so. The Association of Alberta Registry Agents says more Albertans are paying their traffic fines online than ever before, and…
PIC – Tons of smiles

Nicolet Insurance collected an astounding 1,293 stuffed animals during its recent drive. Buried in the sea of toys are receptionist Marizane Van der Vyer, left, and manager BillieJean Lines. Nicolet Insurance partnered with Winmar Property Restoration Specialists to collect gently-used,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Former Town of High Prairie councillor Brian Holmberg is the first to publicly announce he is seeking the mayor’s chair in 2017. Holmberg made the announcement at the High Prairie Regals meeting April 18, although…
Popular author Larry Loyie passes away

Chris Clegg South Peace News Popular award winning children’s author and local resident Larry Loyie passed away in Edmonton at the age of 82 years on April 18. Loyie and his partner, editor and writer Constance Brissenden, spent many hours…

Spotlight Staff Caring for a dog is no small task. Many dogs need daily exercise and interaction with their owners in order to live long and healthy lives. But as dogs age, the responsibility of caring for them can become…
GPV student’s trip to Arctic Winter Games

Mac Olsen Spotlight It was Nuuk, Greenland’s moment to welcome the world, for the Arctic Winter Games, but for Noah White, it was one of the best adventures of his life to participate in the Traditional Dene Games at that…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Teams deny release of list The NPHL will not be releasing its list of fighting majors accumulated by players to teams next season. When a player is involved in his third fight of the season,…