1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda. ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes Feb. 13, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations ……….a.Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie – 1 p.m. 6.Public Hearings ……….a.Road Closure Bylaw 32-2018 – 1:30 p.m. 7.Staff Reports – None…
Falcons serve notice after sweeping Saints

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons are proving they are the team to beat in the upcoming Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division this season. With the league championship tournament this coming weekend…
Pirates bring out the brooms

Chris CleggSouth Peace News How sweep it is, at least as far as fans to the northwest see it! The Falher Pirates swept aside the High Prairie Regals with little trouble Feb. 12 as they completed a four-game sweep with…
HPE Grade 6s enjoy visit from pot-bellied pig

Leah ThompsonLaya ThunderHPE Reporters This is Leah and Laya with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Join us on Feb. 21 from 4-6 p.m. for Literary and Numeracy Night to do family activities in the…
‘Battle of the Bots’ underway at Joussard

Paris GamblerJoussard Reporter Greetings, my name is Paris Gambler and I will be the reporter for this month. I talked to students from every class and learned lots of interesting things. In kindergarten, our students said they have been making…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A portable modular building planned to be used to expand county office space in Joussard has been sold. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, Big Lakes County council approved a motion to sell the used building…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is not waving any red flags. Instead, the county has finalized a policy to determine when flags will fly at half-mast. At its regular meeting Feb. 13, council adopted a policy for the…
PIC – Ready and ‘Abel’

Big Lakes County Fire Services presented special awards to Vic Abel, county director of public works, Feb. 13. Abel received an Alberta Emergency Services Medal 22-Year Bar and an Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 22 years. Left-right, are fire chief…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has shed some light on a concern in Faust. The county will add a street light on a street in Faust in response to a request from Samlal Jaikaran. At its meeting Feb.…
The Page – February 20, 2019

Several years ago, really warm weather around the end of February or beginning of March created a mini-disaster on Lesser Slave Lake. Usually, anglers with ice huts like to pile some snow or boards around the bottom edges of their…

Send a message, show us romance is not dead Commentary byJeff Burgar There are few, very, very few sweethearts in Northern Alberta! Bold statement. I hope it isn’t true. But did you take your honey out for dinner last week?…

Jeff Burgar Two weeks ago, few people knew the name Jody Wilson-Raybould. If you yourself still don’t know who she is, not only should your right to vote be taken away, but probably your driver’s license, credit cards and definitely,…
Demands may exceed wish to hold line

So, the High Prairie and District Golf Club is next in line after asking money from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County to operate. The club is asking both governments for $15,000 yearly. On the surface, it…
PICs – Family Day fun

The Triangle Pioneer Threshermans Association hosted Family Day Feb. 17. Sledding, hayrides and an outdoor barbecue were enjoyed by a few dozen people.

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An RCMP officer charged with assaulting a police officer and impaired driving last June will wait another two months for her sentence. Anita Lee Doktor appeared in High Prairie provincial court Feb. 14 when she was…