Chris Clegg South Peace News A week full of activities is planned to celebrate the contributions of the region’s seniors for everything we enjoy today. The week, designated each year to honour the senior citizens, begins June 5 concludes June…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Zumbathon will be held at the Triangle Hall May 10 with proceeds forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross to support the fire victims in Fort McMurray. The 90-minute ZUMBA class will be held under…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two 20-year-old men charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a male in High Prairie last summer are set to next appear in three weeks to set trial dates. Dakota C. Anderson, of…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has set its annual general meeting for June 1 to continue its focus to engage more partners. The date was confirmed during its monthly meeting May 4. “The…

Richard Froese South Peace News With low waters in Lesser Slave Lake, some people are again calling to raise the weir at Slave Lake. “When I chaired the watershed committee around 1999, we tried to get the provincial government to…
PIC – St. Andrew’s students learn the trapper’s ways

Senior high students of St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie learned lessons about trapping and forestry from trapper Dave Donahue in Salt Prairie on April 14-15. Donahue showed the social 10-2 students traps and fur from many of the animals…
Generous donation will help save lives

Spotlight Staff Northern Lakes College has received a $200,000 donation from the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the form of life-saving devices known as Automated External Defibrillators along with other equipment and training. The AED is an electronic device used…
Artifact-of-the-Week – May 11, 2016

A 1940 calendar from Heber Keay, a dealer for Cockshutt farm machinery in High Prairie, was donated to the High Prairie and District Museum. Heber Keay was George Keay’s father. Calendars were printed by businesses 76 years ago for the…

1915: The Grouard News reports B. Kelly, in charge of government drainage at Heart River, picks up a rock, has it tested and discovers gold-bearing quartz. 1915: The Grouard News reports the decision to not build a branch line of…
Low water in lake draws concerns

Richard Froese South Peace News Low levels of water in Lesser Slave Lake caused by dry conditions have drawn concerns from key users. “The lake level is well below average and many of the marinas and boat launches are not…

by Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News It appears to me that people at Grouard have already voted with their feet. That is, this will be the last year the junior high school program will be offered at Grouard Northland…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Peavey Mart is one step closer coming to High Prairie! The company applied for a development permit from the Town of High Prairie May 4 to build its store on the Peavine Estates Property. Town…

Richard Froese South Peace News One local woman charged in connection with two gas station robberies in High Prairie in March has admitted guilt while another goes to trial early next year. Jodi Ann Bellerose, 39, pleaded guilty to two…