1915: Alexandra Dickie, 30, drowns in the Heart River while ferrying horses across. Dickie first objected to using the ferry but later conceded. The body is not found until Aug. 1. 1929: Construction begins on a new wing at St.…

by Chris Clegg It is often asked, “What makes a man great?” Every person has their version of greatness, defined in the dictionary partly as “more than ordinary” and “being larger or more important than others of the same kind”.…

You are likely already working on your entry for the big High Prairie Elks Stampede Rodeo Parade coming up Aug. 2. If not, holy helium balloons Batman, get at it! Every year the parade seems to get a bit bigger,…
PIC – Listen and learn

Lesser Slave Watershed Council coordinator Kaylyn Jackson has the eyes and ears of three children at Parks Day July 16 at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park. The board display was used to help educate everyone on the dangerous practices used by…

Day 1 – Tuesday, Aug. 2 11 a.m. Elks Rodeo Parade [Starts at Sports Palace] 1:30 p.m. Chariot Races Mutton Bustin’ Grand Entry [Featuring High Prairie Wranglers] * Rodeo Events to Follow Bareback Riding Steer Wrestling Saddle Bronc Riding Team…
“The biggest little parade in the Peace”

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s billed as “The Biggest Little Parade in the Peace”. And why not? Loyal High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade attendees know by now this is no little parade. Each year, dozens of colourful floats,…
PICS – Part of town’s history disappears

A piece of High Prairie’s history was demolished July 5 when Richards Lumber was torn down by Alder Ridge Excavating’s Mike Jones and his crew. Starting from the top photo, demolition occurs on the north end of the building –…
Enjoy sweet sounds of Sweet Tequila

Chris Clegg South Peace News Music never sounded so sweet! As in Sweet Tequila, that is! Sweet Tequila performs at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Aug. 2-3 for the second straight year. The band takes country music, mixes in…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Residents in Kinuso can expect more enforcement of parking laws in residential areas during the coming months. Big Lakes County agreed at its July 13 meeting to send its current parking bylaw to the RCMP…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this week you will get a strong sense of what you have to do to solidify a relationship. Build off of what you and your significant other have in common. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…

Chris Clegg South Peace News What to do with the dead, or at least where their final resting place is, was on the minds of Big Lakes County council July 13. County grants officer M.J. Valiquette presented her report called…
PICS – Gifts for the museum

Local author Larry Loyie was fondly remembered at the Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum’s open house July 16 when staff dedicated the event in his honour. Constance Brissenden, partner, editor and writer with Loyie, attended with Loyie’s books and presented…

by Jeff Burgar I was hoping it would be a long, hot, boring, but also enjoyable summer. Maybe in that, is the problem. Long? Well, not even halfway through and many things happening. By that measure, long indeed. Which would…

by Jeff Burgar In the minds of four High Prairie town councillors, they were doing the right thing when they voted to refund a taxpayer a penalty. Town council, as policy states, charged the taxpayer when she didn’t pay her…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church “So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My…

Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for July 11-19: July 11, I attended the recreation board meeting. Summer maintenance and painting is continuing at the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. Minor baseball and slo-pitch…