Chris Clegg South Peace News An armed man involved in a high-speed chase with police March 8 is facing 24 Criminal Code charges. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, is scheduled to appear in Slave Lake provincial court March 15 to answer…
Vive Les Canadiens!

High Prairie welcomed several former stars of the Montreal Canadiens for a charity game March 3 at the Sports Palace. Hockey fans packed the arena for the Byron Konelsky Memorial Hockey Game as part of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour…

Farm Safety Week Spotlight Staff Farm Safety Week is March 12-18 and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) offers various resources and programs available to help keep children safe on the farm. “For many young Albertans, farming is a key element…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18 year-old male from Gift Lake now knows the cost of not completing his community service hours as ordered by youth court. The teen, who was a young offender at the time of the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Doors on a proposed program to visit and gather information about businesses in the High Prairie area have been shut. At its regular meeting March 1, Big Lakes County approved a staff recommendation to deny…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council is ensuring that money donated for Christmas hampers is used only for Christms hampers. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a staff recommendation to establish a reserve fund to…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie. Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Watershed Council meeting Feb. 9, I attended the LSWC regular board meeting in Kinuso. The LSLWC admin…
HPE – Staff turn in lesson plans for spatulas

HPE Staff It’s time to visit the teachers! March 14-15 are Student Led Conferences/Parent-Teacher Interviews at HPE. Teachers will be happy to meet with you and your child on either day. Most teachers will be sending home appointment sheets for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Top senior high school basketball teams will be in High Prairie on March 10-11 as the E.W. Pratt Chargers host the women’s and men’s 2A Northwest Zones. Seven teams will compete in the women’s tournament,…

Pastor Keith Williams, High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church If you drove up to my house in a red truck and I said to you, “That’s a nice white truck you have,” you might reply that it’s red and white. We…
PIC – Piece by piece

Lindsey Caudron, 8, of Joussard, enjoyed building with blocks at Joussard Family Day Feb. 20. Of course, she had to fill up on a delicious breakfast first, comprised of pancakes, sausages, and beverages.

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News At the rate Alberta Health Services is moving to provide obstetrics services at the new High Prairie Hospital, it’s safe to say we will see Donald Trump praying at a mosque first. What a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Money for a farm safety program in local schools will not come from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting March 1, council rejected a staff recommendation to support the Farm Safety Centre with a…