Was it need or was it politics?

Two years ago when I began writing and lobbying of the need for renal dialysis service, there was a strategy. I predicted to George Keay, Diana Oliver, some local politicians and members of local Diabetes Advocacy Management Group, this was…
Region ready for ‘strong increase’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Sales of homes in the High Prairie area were solid after a boom in 2017. A total of 78 residential properties were sold in the town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County, state figures from…
Family Day fun all around the South Peace

Following is a lineup of activities on the Family Day weekend. Please attend as many as you can, enjoy, and thank the organizers and sponsors. Please see southpeacenews.com for updates. Faust Location: Faust [Old NLC Building]. Date: Feb. 15-17 [Friday…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Regals do not have history on their side. But then again, if there is any, there may be a glimmer of hope. The Regals find themselves down 3-0 to the Falher Pirates after…

High Prairie slated to receive dialysis service in 2020 Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Dialysis services are coming to High Prairie next year. Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced funding at a news conference Feb. 6 at the High Prairie Health…
Obstetrics program opens

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie hospital is having a baby. A new obstetrics program at the High Prairie Health Complex is giving families the option to have babies in their community for the first time since 2007. The…

1.Call to Order. 2.Adoption of Agenda. ……….a.Adoption of regular council meeting minutes Jan. 23, 2019 4.Action List. 5.Delegations ……….a.Medal Presentation – 10:15 a.m. ……….b.STARS – Glenda Farnden – 11 a.m. ……….c.Peace Country Beef and Forage Association – 11:30 a.m. ……….d.Enilda…

Richard Froese South Peace News Credit for time served for two men sentenced to manslaughter in High Prairie provincial court Jan. 16 were incorrect in the Feb. 6 issue of the South Peace News. Here are the correct sentences. Jesse…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Health Complex will add dialysis services in 2020 and deliver babies in the coming weeks. Provincial Health Minister Sarah Hoffman announced the government will provide dialysis during a news conference at the…
Groundhogs agree spring is early this year

Winter is over! Well, “over” or “almost over” or something like that. That’s if you believe that furry spokesanimal for Mother Nature, the famous (or notorious) Groundhog. The story is handed down over the years. It’s easy to believe time-honoured…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two men charged in connection with the tragic death of a young man in High Prairie in summer 2015 will spend another few years behind bars. Dakota C. Anderson, of Gift Lake, and Jesse Prestly Laboucan,…
Grade 6 students thank councils for service

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students of a High Prairie school are thankful for municipal councils. Big Lakes County council was thanked by Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School at its regular meeting Jan. 23. Franchesca Reyes and Tegan Laughlin…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has denied a request by Northern Lakes College to share costs to replace a stormwater culvert at the Grouard campus. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council received the request for information…

H.P court docketJan. 21, 2019Judge D.R. Shynkar A man who severely injured a woman at a house party in Peavine will spend the next three months behind bars. Michael S. Monteith, 30, of Edmonton, was sentenced to 150 days in…
Raiders, Saints split hometown rivalry

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Both High Prairie junior high schools have earned bragging rights, at least for the moment. The St. Andrew’s Saints hosted the Prairie River Raiders in junior school basketball league action Jan. 23 with the St. Andrew’s…
Regals slumping as playoffs near

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Defensive woes and a short bench are putting a quick stop to any momentum the High Prairie Regals might be gaining as the NPHL playoffs approach. The Regals surrendered 10 goals in back-to-back home games last…