Chris Clegg South Peace News In more ways than one, the old High Prairie Health Complex is proving to be a big headache to High Prairie town council. And now it’s costing money, much to their chagrin. Senior peace officer…
PIC – A grim reminder

A mock accident re-creates the tragedy that can occur at an accident. Grade 9 students around the region learned lessons about the impacts of drinking and driving during the annual PARTY program in High Prairie on May 9-10. Above, Daniel…

Another week, another north wind and another pileup of ice along the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake at Joussard. These photos by Brian Bourgeault were taken on Wednesday at the South West Shore development 1.5 kilometres west of the…
Obituary – Rodney Allen Stewart

Rodney Allen Stewart was born to James and Dorothy Stewart on March 2, 1945. He grew up in the small community of Little Smoky. In 1970, he met Phoebe along with her three children, Josetta, JoAnn and Allan, and they…
Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and many more remarkable women often work tirelessly and without fanfare to provide for their families. Even though they may deserve to be recognized throughout the year, moms enjoy a special day nestled within the month of…
HPE – Students receive trapping lessons

Wilsyn Matthew Willier-Ridge HPE Reporters This is Wilsyn and Matthew here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. The students in Grade 1S are very excited to go swimming next week. They are also loving…

What is it? A Validation Presentation – Diabetes Wellness Initiative. What’s it for? To address the need for a sustainable, functional, and holistic diabetes management program and service for High Prairie. Where’s it happening and when? At the Town of…
Joussard School – Back-to-back titles

Damiana Willier Joussard Reporter Hello, this is Damiana Willier once again, bringing you our news. This is my last week of collecting news, as a new reporter will do the job for the rest of May. Checking in with kindergarten,…
PICs – Sing praises to the Lord

A variety of hymns and songs were sung at the Christian Community Gospel Sing on Oct. 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie. The event was the first Gospel Sing since Oct. 29, 2017, the longest stretch between events…
MLA’s Report – Investing in education

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake People in Lesser Slave Lake care deeply about education. When I first ran for office, I heard it wherever I went. People wanted kids here to have the same opportunities they would in downtown…

Tom Henihan Sometimes we discover we have changed, that the persona we trusted as authentic and with which we presented ourselves to others no longer fits and needs adjustment. Change, especially personal change, is often discomfiting at first but when…
HOSTS offers funds for youth activities

Richard Froese South Peace News Students in High Prairie schools can now apply for funding to participate in activities under a special project of HOSTS [Helping Our Students To Succeed]. The Difference Maker Project was launched by HOSTS for local…
Joussard, Pratt win division hand games titles

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division hosted its annual hand games tournament April 27 at Joussard. The host Joussard team won the elementary division for the second year in a row. E.W. Pratt captured the junior-senior high…
Savor these beautiful (and edible) flowers

Cultivating beautiful blooms is a popular pastime for gardeners near and far. While gazing at a yard full of vibrant colors or enjoying the aroma of freshly cut blooms is enough for many gardeners, others may want to embrace a…

Jeff Burgar A few people choked on their breakfast toast or coffee when they heard about the new “point system” at Big Lakes County. Or whatever it was that clubs and groups would need to be scored under to qualify…