Open letter to Alberta Environment and Parks: Thank you for your letter of Feb. 28. Your staff did not make an effort to contact me when construction started on the Toxic Park, at the former Osmose site in Faust. I…

Joe McWilliams It’s not every day you get invited to meet with the two biggest wheels in a major political party. But when you’re in the news business, these things can roll like that. If you stick around long enough,…

Jeff Burgar Sure! Show us the money! Now! We’re all in favour of our government sending us money. In fact, if any government, federal, provincial or even local, wants to make the so-called Guaranteed Income an election promise, heck, we…

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Balancing the budget would be a priority for a United Conservative Party, if elected. So would cutting taxes so as to attract more investment. It could be difficult, but UCP leader Jason Kenney certainly…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Every voice counts and should be heard when it comes to being involved in your child’s education. It’s the word from Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, who wants constituents to be involved in the…
Charity golf tourney seeks new vision

Richard Froese South Peace News After five years, it appears the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue despite the organizing committee recommending it be terminated because of declining funding support and increased staff time. At its regular meeting…
CRC Auction returns Nov. 18

Richard Froese South Peace News The annual High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council Live Radio/Webcast Auction returns after a year off. “We’re holding the auction on Nov. 18,” says Lois Dunn, who chairs the board. Action and the auction…

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas and downtown revitalization will be the major topics when the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next regular meeting Oct. 18. “We will discuss our Christmas promotions and how the chamber…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Over 100 entries were submitted for the annual High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce awards by the Oct. 12 deadline. The number is in stark contrast to last year, when the deadline was extended…

Chris Clegg South Peace News They could not have chosen a better theme. Who doesn’t remember curling up inside their favourite quilt on a cold winter’s night, or simply enjoying the warmth and security it provides? Members of the High…
PIC – ‘Horsing’ around!

High Prairie Elementary School student Wynter Alook is all smiles while making friends with a horse at Farm Safety Oct. 10 at the High Prairie Agriplex. The safety sessions were hosted by the Rural Farm Safety Event Planning Committee and…

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie RCMP officer currently serving in McLennan has pleaded guilty to a second charge connected to impaired driving. Anita Lee Doktor appeared in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 15 when she pleaded…
Flashlight Night Spookiness this Saturday evening

The popular “Flashlight Night” returns to High Prairie’s EC Bar Ranch just outside of High Prairie this coming Saturday evening. Hosts Denise and Lyndon Drefs say they and their ‘crew’ have been working hard to get the site ready for…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre We “know good” how to worry. It’s not something anyone had to teach us, although we probably learned some from our parents. But, we seem to be born with that second nature built…
Briefs from Big Lakes County council meeting Oct. 10

After five years, it appears the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament will continue although the organizing committee recommends it be terminated because of declining funding support and increased staff time. At its regular meeting Oct. 10, county council tabled…
Want hot lunch? Ask HPE!

Allyson Potvin Elly Belesky HPE Reporters This is Allyson Potvin and Elly Belesky with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 3J is going batty. Students are reading A Boy Named Bat, learning about echolocation,…