Spotlight Staff As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the provincial government is giving support to municipalities and organizations to work together on economic development projects that diversify and grow local economies. Through the new Community and Regional Economic Support…
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Richard Froese South Peace News Jocelyn Heyde has moved up to principal of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie as one of many changes on staff. “We, as a staff, look forward to take a great school to…

by Jeff Burgar A biologist was relating stories about the Yellowstone Park wolf recovery program. The program is considered a success, although controversial. About 20 years ago, adolescent wolves were taken from Alberta, transplanted into the park, and left on…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A former High Prairie girl is receiving a Commonwealth Service Award – Service Commendation Oct. 5 in Edmonton. Alyssa Backs, now a teacher in Grassland, Alta., was notified of the award in August but didn’t…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 16-year-old Driftpile female will fork over a few hundred dollars after pleading guilty to driving impaired. The female, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was fined $500 for driving with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News She is no stranger to history buffs in the High Prairie region, but last month Edmontonians and Albertans also learned about the life of Alma Dale Randall. An exhibit featuring Alda Dale Randall at the…
PICs – Big Bike makes return

The Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike was in High Prairie on Sept. 15 to raise funds for the foundation. Just over $1,300 was raised from pledges and donations and a hotdog barbecue. This year, 26 volunteers pedaled their…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Theft of vehicle in Girouxville On Sept. 13, between 8:30-8:45 p.m., a 2011 white-coloured GMC Sierra 3500 was stolen near Girouxville. Moments before the theft of the vehicle, an older black model SUV was observed…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Outlaws lost 67-0 to Grande Prairie Norseman on Sept. 7 in their first road game in the Peace Country Bantam Football League. “They never give up and they keep working hard the…
Show and Shine a big hit in Slave Lake

Katrina Owens For Spotlight The 10th Annual Show and Shine hosted by Route 88 Rods & Customs swept Slave Lake by storm on Sept. 9 and 10, 2016. Various cars, motorcyles and trucks lined Main Street and brought in quite…

Richard Froese South Peace News Outstanding business service will be honoured by the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce during its Business Gala on Oct. 22. Triangle Hall will again be the place for the event, which will feature…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has revived and is now accepting nominations for the 2016 High Prairie Citizens Monument. Council agreed to ask for nominations at its Sept. 14 meeting and will select one name later…
PIC – Pedal power goes a long way

The Big Bike was in High Prairie on Sept. 15 to raise funds for the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. It was locally sponsored by Alberta Health Services and Freson Bros. Just over $1,300 was raised from pledges and donations…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Is Tim Hortons coming to High Prairie? Martin Blair, managing director, First Aberdeen Developments, is optimistic the company will build in High Prairie next year. “They are trying to proceed with the project in 2017,”…