Clegg’s Corner – Happy Birthday to Our Grand Old Lady!

If you’re picking up this newspaper today [Jan. 16], you have missed remembering and recognizing an important part of High Prairie’s history. Jan. 15, 1958 was the official grand opening of the Sports Palace. Yes, Our Grand Old Lady has…
Business Support Network talks leadership Jan. 26

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Business Support Network resumes its regular sessions on Jan. 26 as organizers seek to increase participation. Inclusive Leadership will be presented during the session at the Town of High Prairie council chambers at…

Richard Froese South Peace News A local program to teach youth about the risks of alcohol has been supported again by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Jan. 10, county council supported a sponsorship of $500 to the Preventing…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local police and Big Lakes County council discussed potential impacts to legalizing marijuana proposed by the federal government this summer. However, not much was talked about as High Prairie Staff Sgt. Warren Wright and Integrated…
HP Sportsman Show scheduled for April 21-22

Mac Olsen Spotlight Hunters, recreational shooters and others should mark the weekend of April 21-22 on their calendars, as that is when the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show will be held. “We expect a sold-out show,” says chairperson Darrell…
Carbon tax takes big bite out of more business

Richard Froese South Peace News Some small business and food retailers say they have been bitten by the carbon in the first year and more on the way. High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce vice-president Tina Ostermeier says some…

Richard Froese South Peace News A funding application to Big Lakes County has been turned down since it arrived after the prescribed deadline. At its regular meeting Jan. 10, council denied a request from the Big Meadow Community Hall Association…
Town fire chief welcomes county partnership

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Fire Chief Ken Melnyk welcomes the new fire chief for Big Lakes County and trusts the two fire departments will grow stronger together. Melnyk spoke to Big Lakes council at its regular meeting…
County names McDermott new fire chief

Former HP firefighter is well-known in area Richard Froese South Peace News John McDermott has come full circle as the new fire chief for Big Lakes County. “This area is home for me,” says McDermott, who started the position on…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Northern Lakes College is opening its doors to the public to unveil plans for its new campus. The public information session will be Jan. 31 at NLC’s High Prairie campus from 3-8 p.m. The community…
Drive safely at intersections

Spotlight Staff All road users, especially drivers of automobiles, are being advised by the Government of Alberta to use precaution at intersections. An average of 64 people die and 8,044 are injured annually in intersections across the province, according to…
It isn’t what it looks like!

Want to have fun at school? Code a robot! Joussard School Grade 4 students are showing a keen interest in technology by learning how to use an iPad and develop coding to get a little robot to move, flip, flash…

For Immediate Release January 15, 2018 High Prairie, Alberta – On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m., RCMP were called to an area adjacent to a roadway on the east side of town for a report of a…
Split has Regals in hunt for second

Chris Clegg South Peace News Win one, lose one, win one, lose one. It’s an all too familiar pattern the High Prairie Regals have fallen into as the NPHL regular season comes to a close. The Regals rallied from a…
Obituary – Victoria [Vicky] Mazurek

Our mother was born on Sept. 25, 1933 at home on the family farm in Ispas, Alta., which is located 20 miles northeast of Two Hills. She was the eighth child and the seventh consecutive daughter for her parents, Nicholas…
2017 Year in Review

JULY July 1-2, 2017: After an absence of about 20 years, the Spruce Point Park Canada Day Rodeo is revived. July 1, 2017: Kinuso Merchantile wins Best Business – Local Float at the Kinuso Canada Day Parade, which attracts 43…