PIC – Free wash!

The 30-minute July 29 downpour caused minor flooding at some intersections in town. Heavy rain with pea-sized hail fell about 9-9:30 p.m.

Editor’s note: The following is the response from Sheila McNaughton, Q.C. in regard to the June 22 meeting where quorum was lost on two occasions during an in-camera session. McNaughton works for Big Lakes County. I could not locate a…
PIC – Taking shape

Framework takes shape for the new Peavine Professional Building west of the new High Prairie Health Complex. Peavine Metis Settlement is constructing the building to accommodate local physicians when the new hospital opens in early 2017.

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene “The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” [Ezekiel 18:2b] In the Old Testament, the actions of the father often impacted the life of his children.…
Trapshooters excel at Provincials

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was quite a medal haul! High Prairie sharpshooters brought home six Top 3 finishes at the 2016 Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Championships at the Edmonton Gun Club in Leduc County July 20-24. Jesse Smith won…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18-year-old man charged with the second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall will next appear in court in two weeks. Arlen Chase Chalifoux appeared in High Prairie provincial court July 25 and set…

Richard Froese South Peace News Enhanced policing will continue in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting July 27, council approved a staff recommendation to engage in a new three-year contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Alberta Justice…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County residents who pay their taxes the following January could pay a heftier fine. At its regular meeting, July 27, county council gave first reading to a bylaw to increase the fine to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Motorists might have to slow down while driving through Sucker Creek First Nations in the future. Councillor Sandra L. Willier proposed the 80-km/hr speed limit during a visit to the reserve from Alberta Minister of…

Following is the response from Paige T. MacPherson, Alberta Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, in regard to the meeting not having quorum. Given the unusual circumstances of the meeting, taxpayers are right to be asking questions and demanding answers from their…
The Page – August 3, 2016

Yee Haaa! It’s Stampede time in High Prairie! The Page extends a great big High Prairie “Welcome!” to all our friends and neighbours coming to town for High Prairie’s big bustout of the summer. Here’s a Tip of the Page…
PICs – Workin’ on the washrooms

Work is nearly completed on the new facilities building at the High Prairie Elks RV Park. The facility includes washrooms and a laundry room. Washrooms are scheduled to be ready for the Elks Pro Rodeo from Aug. 2-3 while the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to extend the runway at the High Prairie Airport and add a new road are ready to take off with Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting July 27, council approved a staff recommendation…
Artifact-of-the-Week – August 3, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a very old ox collar in its collection. It was donated by Phil Nichols, date unknown. It is a padded collar with wood and metal braces and is one of many items related…

1912: The Western Hotel in Grouard is the site of a successful banquet held by J.L. Cote. 1962: High Prairie’s oldest citizen, Joe Mearon, 95, celebrates his birthday. 1977: Wagner Lumber wins best commercial float as the annual Elks Stampede…
PICs – Joyful noise

A smaller than average crowd attended the Christian Community Gospel Sing July 31 at the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Due to some illness, summer holidays and camp preparations, about 50 attended. Still, all enjoyed two hours of gospel…