Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Biologically, the answer is yes! In other ways, I need to think about it! As we approach Father’s Day, it is a wonderful time for each man to ask himself to…
Kinuso area swamped by flood waters

Fields and roads in the Kinuso area were flooded by heavy rainfall on June 12-13 and rising water flows in rivers in Big Lakes County. The Kinuso area appeared to have the widest impact in the region. During the peak,…
Gift Lake students stage walkout

Chris Clegg South Peace News Gift Lake School students walked out of classes after lunch on June 14 to protest actions taken by Northland School Division. Armed with signs and chanting, students staged their orderly walkout for about one hour.…

SPN Staff Driftpile River Bridge on Highway 2 at Driftpile Cree Nation is now opened in both directions, Alberta Transportation posted on its website on June 13 at 3:38 p.m. Heavy rainfall this week has caused flooding in some areas…
PIC – Little dear on a John Deere

Three generations of a farm and ranch family enjoyed the customer appreciation lunch at Martin Deerline in High Prairie on June 6. Left-right, Scotlynd Rich Anderson, 2, of High Prairie, sits in the driver’s seat of a small John Deere…

H.P Court Docket June 4, 2018 Judge D.R. Shynkar An Atikameg woman will pay the price after giving authorities a phoney name. Geralyn Laboucan, 28, was fined $400, plus a $120 victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to obstructing a…
Summer full of fun awaits children at municipal library

Chris Clegg South Peace News A summer of fun awaits your child at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s summer reading program. Just don’t tell your child they will be learning at the same time! Registration begins June 13 with the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A full evening is being set aside to celebrate Indigenous culture June 21 at Indigenous Day celebrations. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre is hosting events beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the centre. Doors will…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has officially launched a business retention and expansion survey. The county wants to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses and how business owners and managers view the community…
Blood-thirsty pirates use song to choose leader

Chris Clegg South Peace News These vicious pirates never use swords or guns to fight their battles. Rather, they used the power of music! Grade 6 students at High Prairie Elementary School staged Pirates: The Musical June 6 in the…
PICs – Never too early to appreciate good music

Students and staff at High Prairie Elementary School can take a well-deserved bow! HPE Spring Night June 5 featured the Grade 4-5 students playing various musical instruments including ukuleles, shakers, tambourines, boomwackers, recorders and more during 10 featured acts. Lead…

Richard Froese South Peace News A candidate for the newly-formed United Conservative Party for the Lesser Slave Lake riding will be selected later this summer. South Peace News inerrantly reported in the June 6 issue that the meeting was set…
Students show art in Great Outdoors

Richard Froese South Peace News Art by students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie was a walk in the park during a special year-end art show. A variety of creative artwork was showcased in Art in the Park…

Mac Olsen Just as I felt on Nov. 8, 2016, when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, I feel the same about Doug Ford becoming the new premier of Ontario. As the old song goes, Happy Days…
PIC – We can boast

South Peace News accounts manager Cori Burgar, left, accepts the four awards won from Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association president Jason Lyon on June 1 in Edmonton. South Peace News placed first in its circulation category in General Excellence, and second…