Richard Froese South Peace News An extension of a water line and sewer line at Joussard will soon be connected. At a regular meeting May 31, Big Lakes County council awarded a tender for the Joussard trunk line extension east…
Renegades welcome bantam team to gridiron

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor football is growing in High Prairie. The Renegades have welcomed a younger team to feed their program at the high school level. Last year was the inaugural year in the Mighty Peace Football League…
PICS – ATB supports Stollery

ATB Financial branch in High Prairie supported the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton with its annual fundraiser campaigns. The campaigns included the Teddy for a Toonie in May, a raffle draw, sales of chocolate bars and a bake sale. The…

Pamela Mary [Spro- ston] Bissell was born Oct. 30, 1924 and passed away on May 27, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Arriving from England to Pier 21 in 1925, then traveling by train to northern Alberta to live…
The Fieldman’s Files – Dame’s rocket

Normand Boulet, CCA Agricultural Fieldman When the new Weed Control Act was proclaimed in 2010, it signaled a major shift of focus from agricultural weeds, to agricultural weeds and invasive plants which impact the environment – especially wetlands and other…

1914: Y.H. Floch, parish priest for the Roman Catholic Mission at Grouard, accuses Grouard police chief Marshall of abusing a halfbreed girl on three occasions including once in the town office. Marshall denies the allegations. At a later trial, he…
Artifact of the Week – June 8, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1933 Edmonton Telephone Directory. The entire book of 136 pages has phone listings for “All points north of Red Deer”. It is interesting to read through the pages and see how phone…

H.P. court docket May 30, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A man will who failed to report to the police station to serve time on weekends will get a few more weeks behind bars. David Brian Hamelin, 60, was sentenced to…
Join us at J.B. Wood

The High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society is hosting an awareness presentation at J.B. Wood Nursing Home. The presentation occurs June 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. and is being offered to provide information about palliative care for friends and families…
PICS – H.P’s Royal Court overfloweth!

Children dress in their finest attire and play royalty for a day Children were decked out as princesses at princes at the Royal Ball on May 28 in the High Prairie Elks Hall. “We had 49 princesses and 11 princes,”…

Diamond Calliou-Calahasen Joussard Reporter Hello! My name is Diamond Calliou-Calaha- sen and this is my first report from Joussard School. I walked around talking to students from all of the classes. I found out that lots of things have been…
PICS – Sound out the praises

Another evening Christian Community Gospel Sing was held Jan. 31 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie with a high turnout of about 105 people. Held on the fifth Sunday of a month, further Gospel Sings are scheduled in 2016…

Richard Froese South Peace News A preliminary inquiry has been set for two men charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a male in High Prairie last summer. Dakota C. Anderson, 20, of Gift Lake and Jesse Prestly…

Richard Froese South Peace News A preliminary inquiry will soon be set for a man charged with the second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall. Arlen Chase Chali- foux, 18, appeared in High Prairie provincial court May 30 via…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Helmet safety presentation June 8 First the Q Plaza, now the library! The Alberta Brain Injury Network, Blue Heron Support Services is holding a helmet safety presentation at the High Prairie Municipal Library June 8…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon be on the search for a director of corporate services. Bill Landiuk tendered his resignation on May 26 after working for the county for about five years, says chief administrative…