Artifact-of-the-Week July 6, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several old business calendars in its collection. In the left photo is a St. Lawrence Starch Company calendar from 1931 showing the Canadian famous Dionne quintuplets. Their product was used in the babies’…
The Page – July 6, 2016

Holy trailer-home Batman, what a string of campers, trailers, and motorhomes rolling down the highways, heading in all directions! If northern Alberta was not “the” destination of choice this July long weekend just over, we sure would like to know…
COW Bus provides a mooooving experience

Chris Clegg South Peace News Many look forward to their annual visit each year and early June was no exception. The Alberta Prairie Classroom On Wheels [COW Bus] was in the region June 7-10 with one stop at the High…
Art comes alive at museum

Chris Clegg South Peace News An untapped reservoir of artistic talent was on display at the High Prairie and District Museum in late May and early June. Students from St. Andrew’s School and E.W. Pratt High School were allowed space…

Shirley Kasinec passed away at the age of 78 years on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Stony Plain, AB. Shirley was born on Aug. 28, 1937 in Birch Hills, Sask. Her family moved to the High Prairie area when Shirley…
PICS – Band strikes a chord

A band comprised of Grade 8-12 students at Prairie River Junior High School and E.W. Pratt High School performed June 9 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre’s Performing Arts Centre. Director and music teacher Colin Chrabaszcz directed the band during…

Spotlight Albertans are invited to nominate community leaders for recognition in the fifth annual Inspiration Awards. The awards honour Albertans who are work across the province and demonstrate leadership in family and community safety, by building healthy relationships and preventing…
Wow! What a powwow!

Richard Froese Spotlight Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
PICS – Bash ’em and bogged down

Vehicles were bashing and crashing and others were bogged down in the mud at Triangle as the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association hosted its annual Demolition Derby and Mud Bogs June 25-26. Hundreds of spectators were thrilled by the action, with 26…

Richard Froese South Peace News Community bantam football has officially arrived in the area. The High Prairie Outlaws were welcomed June 26 during the league’s annual general meeting. “We were voted unanimously into the Peace Country Bantam Football League, making…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County continues to build and value partnerships to secure a sustainable future. “I see this process critical to our overall economy and future,” CAO Bill Kostiw states in his monthly report to council…
PIC – Maure wins truck

Monique Maure, left, receives her top prize of a GMC truck from Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association president Henry Nyberg on June 30. Maure won the draw on June 26 at the Demolition Derby and Mud Bog. Other winners of $1,000…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, there is much you want others to know about you this week, but you’re not ready to share all of the details just yet. Continue to bide your time, sharing only when it feels…
The 2016 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division has received overwhelming public support for new procedure on conduct that respects LGBTQ students. More than 200 students, staff, parents and citizens participated in the survey on the administrative procedures developed to address…