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,…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre The story is told of Michelangelo examining the work of one of his eager protégés. After carefully inspecting the beautiful sculpture of an angel, Michelangelo exclaimed, “Well, it lacks only one thing,” turned…

April 20, 1948: The question of constructing a gym at St. Bruno Mission School in Joussard is discussed at a meeting. It is decided to proceed. April 20, 1967: Robinsons Store in High Prairie celebrates its grand opening with daily…
ATB retools Marigold

Marigold Enterprises receives a cheque for $2,000 from ATB Financial, presented to employee Arden Orosz, left, by personal banking specialist Verna Ogg. Funds were approved from ATB’s Community Spirit Fund and will be used to buy tools and equipment for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two women charged with a series of robberies in High Prairie will make their pleas May 2 in High Prairie provincial court. Jodi Ann Bellerose, 39, and Jana Marie Eileen Toner, 33, both of High…

H.P. court docket April 11, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A man clad only his underwear while resisting arrest was told to comply with police no matter what he was wearing. Barton Burback, 57, of Enilda was sentenced to 30 days…
Former student celebrates royalty

Miss Rodeo Canada Samantha Stokes, centre, spoke to elementary students at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie on April 12. In the front row, left-right, are Grade 2 students Nate Vink, Grade 2 student Kaiden Masson, Grade 1 student Xander…
MacIntyre Park revitalization begins

    Richard Froese South Peace News Trees in MacIntyre Park were cut down to make way for plans to revitalize the downtown location. “Hopefully, if all goes well, it will be finished before the end of summer,” Town of…
A.R.C. to the rescue!

Joe McWilliams Spotlight Slave Lake’s Animal Rescue Committee is the group putting up a new animal shelter on the north side of Slave Lake. That project has brought a certain amount of prominence to the organization, but its work in…
SPORTS – Gold for Grouard

Two Grouard girls were members of a gold medal winning team at the 2016 Alberta Female Native Hockey Championships in Edmonton from March 31 to April 3. Father Shawn Auger poses with the championship banner and his two daughters Neriah…