Richard Froese South Peace News Names of two more committed volunteers in Big Lakes County will be added to the Wall of Fame next month. Dianne Doerksen and Stella Sware will be honoured at a ceremony June 21 at the…
PICs – Hospice Walk tops $9,000

The total now stands at $9,158 and counting! The High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society held its 17th annual Hospice Walk May 6 under sunny skies. “Donations enable us to provide initiatives within the High Prairie Health Care…
HPE – Spring Night sure to dazzle audience

Laya Thunder Melissa Watts HPE Reporters This is Lyla and Melissa here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Our Grade 4s and Grade 5s have been busy preparing for their Spring Night performance on…
Joussard School – Others plant, Joussard harvests

Janessa Burlock Joussard Reporter Hello, my name is Janessa Burlock and I am stepping in as reporter for the South Peace News today. It is a quiet, rainy morning here at Joussard School. We’re thankful for the rain though because…
PICs – Aboriginal culture showcased at powwow

An estimated crowd of about 1,000 attended the High Prairie 4th Annual Traditional Powwow May 5 at the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. The spectacular grand entry kicked off the celebration of First Nations culture, shared for free…
Senior bowler wins Bowler-of-the-Year award

The Enilda and District Society for Recreation and Culture held its bowling awards banquet for the two seniors leagues and single day league on May 3. High single, triple, and average bowlers were recognized and trophies awarded for the league…
PARTY sends message vs drinking, driving

Richard Froese South Peace News Grade 9 junior high school students learned lessons about the impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May 9-10. PARTY was presented…
Valedictorian extends thanks during speech

Zale Zabolotniuk Valedictorian Good afternoon, everyone, family, friends, teachers, honoured guests and fellow graduates. I am honoured to have been chosen to represent my class and have this opportunity to speak today. I would like to begin by thanking our…
MLA’s Report – Trial by fire

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake On May 24, 2015, the day Rachel Notley was swearing in her cabinet, a wildfire was burning out of control near Wabasca. As we stood in front of the Alberta Legislature that hot Sunday…

Joe McWilliams Here’s a dilemma for you: our modern economy relies rather heavily on consumer spending. Buying things we don’t really need keeps millions employed, shareholders happy and so on. Good jobs, a decent standard of living, growth, prosperity, etc.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two female teens will be completing community service hours after entering guilty pleas in High Prairie youth court May 7. A Gift Lake girl was sentenced to complete 30 hours of community service after pleading…
HPE students cast a ‘spell’ for a good cause

Richard Froese South Peace News More than $8,000 was riased by High Prairie Elementary School students in a recent spell-a-thon. The spelling test was given on April 12 and winners were awarded prizes on May 4, says Grade 2 teacher…
PIC – A day just for mom!

An enjoyable afternoon occurred at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on May 11 as staff, residents and visitors celebrated Mother’s Day. Tea and strawberry shortcake was served after a brief program with music and poems.