Water connection fees equal across county Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has expanded its rural water policy that was adopted last spring. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council rescinded the old policy and replaced it with…
PIC – Mearon’s right on!

Jamie Mearon, of Peavine, sits in the new ATV he won in the 2018 High Prairie Elks Pick Your ATV Raffle. On the right he accepts his 2018 Honda Pioneer 700 4 Deluxe ATV valued at about $19,000. Presenting the…
Water council clarifies drinking water okay

Richard Froese South Peace News High levels of fecal coliforms in Prairie River reported in early June pose no risk to human consumption. “High levels of fecal coliforms in the West Prairie River did not contaminate municipal drinking water,” assures…
County establishes protocol with LSWC

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has been assured by the Lesser Slave Watershed Council that the county will be notified of concerned results of surface water testing. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, county council was told…
PICs – And we’ll have, fun fun fun …!

Rides in the midway were a big hit at the 58th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on July 31 and Aug. 1. West Coast Amusements provided lots of fun, games, food and prizes for all ages.  

Richard Froese South Peace News Several thousand dollars worth of clothing was stolen at a downtown High Prairie business early Aug. 8. Heberts Motor Sports general manager David Ayles says thieves broke in with a truck around 5:15 a.m. “We…

Richard Froese South Peace News When cannabis (marijuana) becomes legal on Oct. 17, Big Lakes County appears to be closed for business. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council set a public hearing for Sept. 12 after giving first reading…
PIC – In the  spirit of fun!

Two boys get all prettied up and into the spirit of the 25th anniversary of the Penny Carnival at the High Prairie Municipal Library on Aug. 9 in the Funny Photo Booth. Left-right, are Tao Cloutier, 9, and Christian Anderson.…

Dan Cooper, President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ada Bitner Hinckley, often said that, “A happy attitude and smiling countenance could boost one over almost any misfortune and that every individual was responsible for his own happiness.”…

Richard Froese South Peace News Gift Lake Metis Settlement has been granted provincial funding for Culture Days on the last weekend in September. The local Metis Settlement was one of 14 celebration sites selected for northern Alberta by Alberta Culture…
Jam-packed afternoon of fun promised

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s hard to imagine a place where there are so many games to be played in such a short time. Or, so much fun! But each year, hundreds of children attend the High Prairie Municipal…
PICs – Thrills and spills highlight rodeo

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 58th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on July 31 and Aug. 1. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull…

H.P. court docket July 30, 2018 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man was handed a heavy fine for being in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and being extremely intoxicated. Dustin Conrad McRee of Slave Lake was fined $1,500, plus…
Rebels claim ‘best team’ bragging rights

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Peewee Rebels won four straight games to win the Alberta Peewee A Tier 2 baseball title July 20-22 at Beaumont. For many of the players, it was their second straight title. The…

Richard Froese South Peace News Applications for minor development in the direct control district in Big Lakes County will no longer need the blessing from council. At its regular meeting July 25, county council approved a recommendation that applications related…