Adult soccer team makes a pitch

Richard Froese South Peace News Adult soccer has hit the local pitch as High Prairie hosted three teams in a round-robin tournament Aug. 13. “We started last spring and it has kept on growing,” says coach Lance Halldorson. High Prairie…
Impaired and distracted driving on the radar

Richard Froese South Peace News Impaired and distracted driving are the two key focal targets of campaigns this month for the High Prairie and Big Lakes Traffic Safety Coalition. Members of the coalition distributed brochures to 100 motorists to promote…

Katrina Owens Spotlight Slave Lake Pawn officially opened its doors to the public earlier this month on Aug. 8, 2016. Owners Shelly and Mike Bennett chatted with The Leader last week and gave an update on how things are going…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council will take a final look at its strategic plan as it heads into the last year of its term. At its regular meeting Aug. 10, council approved a recommendation to set…
County CAO in the interim

Garry Peterson, left, started as the acting chief administrative officer for Big Lakes County on Aug. 3 and will serve until Sept. 30. Here, he stands with Reeve Ken Matthews. Council continues to search for a permanent CAO to secure…

1912: The Grouard News reports that 25 buildings valued at $100,000 have been built in the last six months in the town. Shortage of lumber is a drawback to contractors despite one sawmill’s production of 20,000 board feet per day.…
Artifact-of-the-Week August 17, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old mooring ring in its collection. It was donated by Phil Nichols, date unknown. It measures 19 cm in diameter and is made of cast steel with a hole in the ring…
The Page – August 17, 2016

2016 is said by some that, when it comes to weather, this is a year of East vs West. If it’s rain and more rain in the West, it’s hot sun in the East. If it’s dry and drier, like…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you know how to lay on the charm to get a job done, and you might need to work your magic this week. Some might scoff, but the end results will be positive. TAURUS…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans by Tolko Industries to re-open its OSB plant west of High Prairie are being pushed further along by Town of High Prairie council. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved a motion from…

Richard Froese South Peace News A permanent commanding officer for High Prairie RCMP, a dog handler for drugs, and enhanced policing are top priorities for town council and local police. Those were the key issues as the RCMP made its…
Duwana has heart as new care manager

Richard Froese South Peace News John Duwana has a heart to serve the healthcare needs as the new care manager at High Prairie Health Complex for acute care and emergency department. He started April 4 and brings a decade of…

James Carlyle Miller, known as Lyle, was born May 3, 1938 in a cottage hospital in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan to John and Mary Miller. He was raised on the homestead near Holbein, Sask. Lyle helped his mother and started going to…

We have lost a part of us, it is with great sadness we say goodbye to Robert O. Bruner, on a whisper, your journey home to Hilda, you are together again. Bob passed away July 31, 2016. He was ninety-…