Grade 5s watch their volcano erupt

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hello, my name is Janessa Burlock and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year from all of us at Joussard School. Most of us are very happy to be back at school, learning…
Last month it was soapstone, now it’s clay

Marie MatulaHPE Reporter This is Marie with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 3J, students have started their building unit by building perches. Teacher Penny Johansson says, “I can’t wait to see what…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie will join an inter-municipal subdivision and development appeal board. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, county council adopted a bylaw to create the regional board. Big Lakes…
Sliding Sunday afternoon

The hill just to the east of High Prairie School Division office is a ready made pile of fun once snow falls. The hill makes for a perfect sledding venue. Many children and families have attended this winter to enjoy…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News For the better part of two decades, Grimshaw Huskies’ legend Terry Houlder terrorized the High Prairie Regals, winning many games in epic battles between the clubs. But at his retirement ceremony Jan. 12, the Regals spoiled…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Wild boars in Big Lakes County will remain under control. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, council renewed a wild boar containment agreement for another five years. “The agreement is focused on ensuring that commercial wild…
Grouardites will have to wait

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard will not be used until next winter. Big Lakes County council again postponed a decision to repair the rink built last year by the Grouard Community Association. At its regular…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Spaghetti is on the menu to raise money for the E.W. Pratt Chargers senior basketball teams Jan. 23. Both men’s and boy’s teams host the spaghetti supper in the school at 6 p.m., says men’s coach…
Christmas made merrier

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Appetites and plates were full at the Community Christmas Day Dinner at the High Prairie Legion Hall on Dec. 25. About 60 people enjoyed a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings, says Therese Morris, who…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Driving will be smoother on a highway north of High Prairie later in 2019. Big Lakes County learned that the provincial government will pave Highway 679. Transportation Minister Brian Mason confirmed that is a letter to…
The Page – January 16, 2019

Last week, this newspaper had an opinion column about the City of Edmonton. Edmonton did their annual New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9 p.m. instead of the more usual midnight. The column we carried was of regional interest. It was…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Gay Olanski is the newest member of the High Prairie Municipal Library Board. High Prairie town council ratified her appointment at its meeting Jan. 8. Council needed to appoint three members in late 2018. They advertised…
Obituary – Corine L’Heureux

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Corine L’Heureux, of St. Albert, Alta. on Jan. 2, 2019. Corine went to her final resting place with the Lord at the age of 97 years. She was born…

Tom Henihan United Conservative party Leader Jason Kenney condemns anyone who has attempted to resolve Alberta’s pipeline impasse between the federal government, the Government of B.C. and the environmental movement. The anti-pipeline expansion activists are OK with oil flowing into…