The Page – June 13, 2018

Hey, old guys and gals! There are stories going around the so-called retirement age should be raised from its present level of age 65. Some of these stories are “fake news.” Some of the stories actually make sense. Many have…

Jeff Burgar “Oooh, look! Another mountain! Yawn! That pretty well sums many ideas of touring the Rocky Mountains, both Alberta’s and British Columbia’s supposed international claim to fame. As in, “Seen one rock, you seen ‘em all.” So, is there…
PIC – Nechako chucker

Nechako Hamelin tosses the javelin at the St. Andrew’s Track and Field Meet on May 30. Not surprising – his father, Leonell Hamelin, was a player with the Grouard 86’ers fastball team – Hamelin won the event in the 10-year-old…
This has nothing to do with luck

It is very fitting that a Driftpile Cree Nation man has won another prestigious award just weeks before an entire crop of Grade 12 graduates leaves E.W. Pratt High School and St. Andrew’s School. On June 7, Billy-Ray Belcourt won…
Families feeling pain, MP Viersen tells Grits

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie’s local voice in Parliament has stood up in Ottawa opposing the proposed federal carbon tax. Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen questioned the ruling Liberal government June 8 and called on Prime…
PICs – Can you dig it?

Flowers were planted by students in MacIntyre Park as a project of the High Prairie Community Beautification Association on June 7. The name Dlugosz was given in honour of the late Mary Dlugosz, who was known for watering the flowers…

Richard Froese South Peace News The board chair of the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance [LSLEA] remains optimistic about the future of the organization. “We are not dissolving, we are still alive,” says Barry Sharkawi, who has chaired the alliance…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The honours and awards keep coming for a Driftpile First Nations man. Billy-Ray Belcourt, a graduate of St. Andrew’s School, has won the prestigious $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, after writing his debut book of poems…
PIC – Avast, ye swab!

Yellow Beard Diesel Willier, left, is quickly put in his place by Red Beard Twins Aislinn Drefs, centre, and Sarah Calahesin at the High Prairie Elementary School Grade 6 play Pirates June 6. These blood-thirsty pirates used singing to fight…
RCMP corporal facing impaired charge

Chris Clegg South Peace News A local RCMP corporal recently found not guilty of an impaired driving charge after a trial is facing the same charge. Anita Lee Doktor was charged after in incident at McLennan on June 1, reports…
North Country Fair June 22-24, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years: A glimpse of North Country Fair history Submitted North Country Fair began as a dream to celebrate the Summer Solstice: an age-old concept of gathering for the longest day of the year. As the aspiring back-to-the-landers and…

Pastor Terry Goerz High Prairie Redeemer Lutheran Church “Why do I need to be saved?” is a natural question for anyone not involved in Christianity. Even many Christians cannot fully explain why everyone needs to be saved. Most understand that…

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie man who assaulted and robbed two elderly women in 2016 will be sentenced in three months. Cole Harvey Hansen appeared in High Prairie provincial court May 28 from the Peace River…
Gomes wins prestigious award

Chris Clegg South Peace News A year’s worth of hard work and dedication was recognized and applauded at the High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron’s 67th Annual Ceremonial Review June 2. Highlights of the afternoon included a review from Col. Dorothy…
PICs – Saints hold annual track and field meet

St. Andrew’s School held its track and field meet May 30 under warm and sunny skies. Students enjoyed the day, except for a few unlucky ones who tossed the javelin against a stiff breeze. The afternoon of fun included the…