Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has received funding as part of its ambitious plan to boost its economic base in 2017 to build the future. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council approved a staff recommendation to…

Gunshot kills Driftpile teenager Richard Froese South Peace News A 24-year-old man will spend another 17 months in jail in connection with a death of a Driftpile teen just over three years ago. Blake Francis Giroux, 24, was sentenced to…
Hillview School’s future in doubt

South Peace News received word Feb. 10 that Northland School Division is considering the future of East Prairie Hillview School. An enrolment of around 20 puts into question whether or not to keep the school open. Northland goes through an…

Spotlight Staff Northern Lakes College’s Practical Nurse Program has received a four-year approval from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. It’s good news for NLC as the approval is the highest attainable rating the CLPNA will approve. The…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The season may have started off on the wrong foot with a loss, but since then the St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team has been perfect. The Saints ran their record to 6-1 after winning…

Spotlight Staff A new initiative will help guide visitors to all that Alberta has to offer under a tourism pilot project. Visitors are looking for reliable and easily accessible tourism information to help them find the unique experiences and hidden…
PRJH boys split

Chris Clegg South Peace News Scoring is not the problem for the Prairie River Raiders boy’s basketball team this season. Defence, well, that’s another matter. PRJH scored 57 and 64 points in two games last week but surrendered 53 and…

Pastor Luc Portelance High Prairie Victory Life Church Proverbs 4:7-9 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honour, when you…
PICs – Lord praised through song, music!

Another evening Christian Community Gospel Sing was held Jan. 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie. Held on the fifth Sunday of a month, further gospel sing evenings are scheduled for April 30, July 30, Oct. 29, and Dec.…
The Page – February 8, 2017

So what exactly does “six more weeks of winter” mean? This is the tradition of what our furry weather forecaster, Mr. Groundhog, tells us. If he sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, then he gets scared, scoots back…
HPE – preparing for handgames tourney

Casey Gairdner Olivia Hopps HPE Reporters Hi! This is Casey Gairdner and Olivia Hopps from High Prairie Elementary School with this week’s South Peace News report. High Prairie School Division will be holding a division handgames tournament April 12. One…

Mac Olsen It was an historic moment, witnessing Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20. The best part was listening to his speech, which was forthright and to the point. Trump…

On Jan. 30, the Metis Nation of Alberta concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Reconciliation with the Government of Canada. The agreement was signed on Parliament Hill by Metis Nation president Audrey Poitras, Metis Nation co-minister for Metis Rights…