Richard Froese Spotlight Lower-income families eligible for the Alberta Child benefit program are being reminded to file their taxes in order to get that financial support. Alberta families earning less than $41,746 per year in family net income are eligible…
PICs – HP Figure Skating medals in Athabasca

High Prairie Figure Skating Club CanSkate members participated at the Athabasca Candy Cane CanSkate Elements Event on Nov. 25. Six skaters returned home with certificates for their accomplishments. The competition involves skaters competing against themselves to test the skill levels…

20 fields test positive for disease Richard Froese South Peace News Clubroot disease has spread to several farm fields in Big Lakes County since the initial incident was located in a field in July. At its regular meeting Nov. 29,…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Hope it is what drives us to try, to succeed, to achieve. Without hope, life is meaningless, without purpose and often debilitating. With hope, a person can face the most formidable…

Richard Froese Spotlight The provincial government is taking the bite out of the high cost of dental work. A new dental fee guide suggests an 8.5 per cent drop in prices for 60 common dental procedures, says a news release…
Regals no match for Johnny Canuck

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Dawson Creek Canucks and High Prairie Regals should both consider themselves very, very lucky. The teams will only lose two players due to suspension after a series of fights broke out late in the…
PIC – Essay winners write about Canada

The Town of High Prairie Sesquicentennial Committee presented awards Nov. 30 to winners of a literary contest to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. Essay winners were all Grade 9 students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie.…
The Page – December 6, 2017

It’s getting to be the season. The ice fishing season, that is! There have already been a few brave souls out on Lesser Slave Lake this winter. They aren’t driving any toys like a snowmobile or quad, but one had…

Tom Henihan Parents are always watchful of their children, especially when they are very young. They are mindful that the crib in which their child sleeps is safe, that the car seat their child rides in is up to code,…
Basketball league enjoys unprecedented growth

More students than ever are playing junior high basketball Chris Clegg Spotlight If you’ve followed the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League the last few years, you have seen something interesting happening before your eyes. More and more teenagers…

Richard Froese South Peace News A second mutual-aid agreement for fire protection services with a First Nation has been added to Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 29, county council approved a mutual-aid agreement for Big Lakes and…

Jeff Burgar They say in poker, “position” is the single most important element in the game. Now of course, there are many, many important elements. These range from the strength of your cards, to how big is your chip stack…
PIC – Angel for an angel

Helen Grammer, left, receives the Elder-of-the-Year award from High Prairie Native Friendship Centre board chair Vicky Barsalou at the Elder’s Banquet Dec. 2. Grammer was very pleased with the gift, saying she was told an angel was in her future.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has been awarded just over $2.8 million in funding from the provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative program for five capital projects. At its regular meeting Nov. 29, council received letter from Alberta Municipal…