PIC – Loyie Brissenden Archives open at UBC

Honours and recognitions keep coming for local authors Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden. On April 9, Brissenden, centre, was at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre. Part…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council is sponsoring a Peace regional fire fighting conference for the first time in its 20-year history. At its regular meeting April 11, council approved a recommendation to sponsor $200 for the…
The Page – April 18, 2018

Digging out from another white dump? Join the club! The good news, supposed to be anyway, is this is pretty well the last gasp of Ol’ Man Winter. Yeah, sure! Most of us remember more than once snow falling on…
Obituary – John Litwin

John Litwin passed away in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 82 years with his children, Gailene and Brad, by his side. John was the fourth of eight children born to Anna and Fred Lytwyn of High Prairie. John was…

Multiplex update – for those wanting to know. It is interesting to note the South Peace News has inside information about the multiplex, than the committee. It is true that we [Aaron Klassen, Diana Shybunia and myself, John Paddon] have…
Obituary – Edith Rebecca Guild

Edith Rebecca Guild passed away peacefully at Points West Hospice on April 7, 2018 after battling lung cancer. Edie was born at Fort Pitt, Sask. The family, less the two oldest girls, Mae and June, moved to the High Prairie…
MLA’s Report – Our plan is working

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Alberta’s economy is coming out of the worst recession in generations. When the global price of oil collapsed and the recession hit, our government had a choice: cut or build. We chose to build.…

Callie Hermanson There are a lot of great things about living in a rural area. You’re close to nature, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and you have space to yourself, but sometimes it can feel…
PIC – Decisions, decisions

Upper elementary students at St. Andrew’s School are currently writing the third edition of the St. Andrew’s School Times mini-newspaper. South Peace News editor Chris Clegg has attended classes twice the last few weeks in preparation for the four-page edition,…
SPN awards list reaches 85

SPN Staff South Peace News will be receiving four awards from the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association at its convention on June 1. High Prairie’s newspaper received notice from AWNA on April 13 that it placed in all four categories in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Additional funding has been approved by Big Lakes County to buy a new fire truck for the Enilda Volunteer Fire Department. At its regular meeting April 11, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to…
Northern Rays welcomes new owners

Dippenaars take over in December Richard Froese South Peace News Spring is in the air and time to start thinking about hitting the trails with a travel trailer or recreational vehicle. The new owners of Northern Rays RV in High…
Obituary – Desmond [Dez] Lorencz

Desmond [Dez] Lorencz was born in Berywn, AB on Oct. 8, 1972. He passed away on April 2, 2018 at the age of 45 years. He is survived by: his loving wife Nikki; son Danyon; in-laws Dennis and Chuckie Hagel;…