Chris Clegg South Peace News Volunteers at the Penny Carnival will have to brave the hot sun and summer showers a while longer. High Prairie town council has denied a request to help the High Prairie Municipal Library purchase canopies…
PICs – Strike up the band

The High Prairie and District Community Band concluded its second season with a resounding concert May 23 at Prairie River Junior High School. Co-directors Collin Rattray and Justin Ernesto led the band that performed a variety of pieces. Please see…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Marie Brulotte is the newest member on the Town of High Prairie Library Board. Council chose Brulotte over two other well-qualified candidates at is May 23 meeting. Simone Blacha, who served on the board for…
Cardinal gets connected at Indigenous Music Awards

Richard Froese Spotlight Kinuso musician Cory Cardinal came home from the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg with a life-changing experience even though he didn’t win. A member of the Swan River First Nation, he was one of five nominees for…

I must say I really like the swimming pool. It’s a great resource, especially for a remote region like High Prairie and area. Better than any of the few pools around. But the pool is not as good as it…

Jeff Burgar Last week, rural Albertans took another shot across the bow, another nail in their coffin, or the heat was turned up on the pot of water they sit in. The Electoral Boundaries Commission released their draft report. The…
Northland votes against Hillview closure

Chris Clegg South Peace News East Prairie Hillview School will no be closing its doors. Northland School Division’s official trustee, Lois Byers, approved a motion to continue operating the school May 15 for at least two more years. School closure…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Chest donated to museum The High Prairie and District Museum will not be needing money for a time capsule from the High Prairie Sesquicentennial Committee. The museum board decided at its meeting May 18 to…
PIC – And here they are. . .!

Northern Lakes College drama class held a performance May 12. In the front is instructor Constance Brissenden. In the middle row, left-right, are Betsy Giroux, Sarah Jardine, Gretchen Noskiye, and Melissa Davis. In the back row, left-right, are Kelly Johnson,…

County, company officials go behind closed doors to discuss tax break Richard Froese South Peace News Tolko Industries could re-open its High Prairie OSB plant within months. That was one optimistic prediction by plant manager Doug Stangier and Dave West,…
4-H a wonderful experience, says boy

Chris Clegg Spotlight Konnor Killoran is certainly outside his comfort zone. But he’s loving every minute of it! The Coyote Acres 4-H member is in his second year of 4-H, and first in the Lamb Project. What makes Killoran different…
HPE – Grade 1s showing poetic talent

Mya Cardinal Sage Keay HPE Reporters This is Mya and Sage here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 3P is starting a “hot” new art project this week. You might think they’re full…
Pratt athletes excel during Sr. High Meet

Following are the High Prairie School Division Senior High School track and field meet results from May 16. Only those results available from the source are published. The meet was held at the E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River…