SPN Staff South Peace News’ award-winning website has again caught the eyes of Canadian Community Newspapers Association judges. For the second time in three years, southpeace news.com has placed in national judging for newspapers circulation up to 3,999. The website…
Saints rally for cancer victim

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A high school student at St. Andrew’s Catholic School coping with cancer is thankful for the love and support shown during a fundraiser at the school June 7. Students and staff supported Grade 10 student Jacob…
PICs – A taste of the good ol’ days!

Oldtimers know how tough life was years ago with no electricity or running water. It is what members of the Triangle Pioneer Threshermans Association taught the two Grade 4 classes at High Prairie St. Andrew’s School May 29. Students participated…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A man who admitted to setting fires to two downtown High Prairie buildings in 2017 is again in trouble with the law. Christopher A. Trindle still has not given a DNA sample as ordered when his…

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News Police rule death to be a homicide The death of a man who died in a fire 20 km west of Slave Lake May 31 has been ruled to be a homicide. An autopsy was…
A riding will we go!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie business is stepping forward to help an organization in need. Gear Up to End Hunger involves a 40-km bicycle ride where participants will gather pledges from donors. Proceeds will be forwarded to the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College graduation ceremonies planned for High Prairie last week were postponed. The Sports Palace was scheduled to host the Practical Nurse Capping and Pinning Ceremony on June 6 at 7 p.m. and convocation ceremonies…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual general meeting June 20. Chamber president Barry Sharkawi confirmed the date at the monthly chamber meeting May 16. The AGM will be held at…
PIC – And away we go!

Jonathan Forget wings it in the Frisbee toss at High Prairie Elementary School’s mini-Olympics June 4. Students participated in the annual fun meet at E.W. Pratt High School. The meet was organized and run by Pratt Grade 12s.
Council needs members

SPN Staff The Lesser Slave Watershed Council is a non-profit, charitable organization working in the area surrounding the Lesser Slave Lake since 2007 to maintain the health and viability of the watershed as a source of drinking water, recreation, and…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News May 28 was Vernon Wayne Laboucan’s lucky day. Eight charges against Laboucan were withdrawn by the Crown prosecutor after two police officers did not attend a trial in High Prairie provincial court. Crown prosecutor Nuha Abunada…
We will not be discouraged

I heard late last week that some loser or gang of losers pulled a bunch of flowers from the planters along the walking trails at Jaycee Park. Way to go, you bunch of losers! Hope you got your jollies! What…

Jeff Burgar Families, politicians, community pundits, philosophers, bar flies and coffee shop denizens have all chewed much fat over upcoming generations. Most were disturbed. They saw a vast cohort of aimless and wasted youth. Youth who eventually, as they aged…

Chris Clegg Western Canadians are soft! Really, really soft when it comes to confederation! There! I said it! Now let me state my case! We have had eastern politicians give it to us for decades. For far too long, eastern…
The Page – June 12, 2019

If you are like many businesses around Alberta, you were not happy with the move to a $15 per hour minimum wage. That wage hike was an idea of the NDP government. Jason Kenney’s UCP has wasted no time in…
Obituary – Doris Boisvert

Doris Boisvert, long time resident of Kinuso, passed away on May 29, 2019 in Slave Lake at the age of 84 years. Doris was born on July 10, 1934 at Ellscott, AB. Doris was the co-owner and operator of the…