Record numbers go to provincials

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Dolphins Swim Club qualified a record 34 swimmers to the provincial summer championships Aug. 19-21. The Dolphins captured the team title at the Peace regional meet Aug. 12-13, with 896 points, ahead of…

I read your article in the paper about the July 14 meeting where Dr. Kevin Worry took another roasting. I refer back to the article in the paper some weeks ago where Dr. Robin Laughlin stated that Alberta Health Services…
RBC in High Prairie banks 70 years of service

Richard Froese South Peace News RBC celebrated 70 years of continued service in High Prairie on Aug. 16. “We’re happy to be part of High Prairie for that long and thank the community for its support,” branch manager Henry Chang…
Thundering Hooves ready to hoof it

High Prairie Thundering Hooves Gymkhana Club hosted its annual gymkhana Aug. 13-14 at High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Grounds. Just four local members participated among 60 from clubs throughout the province in the Alberta Provincial Gymkhana Association. According to age…
Sucker Creek First Nation celebrates culture at pow wow

Richard Froese Spotlight Aboriginal culture was celebrated at the fourth annual Sucker Creek Powwow, held Aug. 13-14. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…

by Jeff Burgar Crime in the streets. Roving gangs threatening and robbing tourists. A strange mosquito virus causing babies to be born with shrunken heads. A horde of doped up atheletes coming to town to beat the pants and panties…

Richard Froese South Peace News Suffering a stroke last February, a High Prairie man is hosting a heart a stroke awareness session Sept. 8. Brian Holmberg is organizing the one-hour event at Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre Performing Arts Centre at…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 19-year-old male from Whitefish Lake First Nations charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of two people in that community made his first appearance in court. Edward Devon Boyce Gladue appeared in…
PIC – Queen of the Tomatoe

The ladies on a garden tour last week stopped in to see Sophie Boisson, the Queen of the Tomatoe. She is seen here in her greenhouse with her strawberry tomatoes which are actually shaped like a strawberry.

I would like to reply to the regional comment in the Aug. 10/2016 Leader. Here again, I hear the plea for Slave Lake residents to shop local and support local business. Quite simply put, I can’t afford to. To spay…
Adult soccer team makes a pitch

Richard Froese South Peace News Adult soccer has hit the local pitch as High Prairie hosted three teams in a round-robin tournament Aug. 13. “We started last spring and it has kept on growing,” says coach Lance Halldorson. High Prairie…
Impaired and distracted driving on the radar

Richard Froese South Peace News Impaired and distracted driving are the two key focal targets of campaigns this month for the High Prairie and Big Lakes Traffic Safety Coalition. Members of the coalition distributed brochures to 100 motorists to promote…

Katrina Owens Spotlight Slave Lake Pawn officially opened its doors to the public earlier this month on Aug. 8, 2016. Owners Shelly and Mike Bennett chatted with The Leader last week and gave an update on how things are going…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council will take a final look at its strategic plan as it heads into the last year of its term. At its regular meeting Aug. 10, council approved a recommendation to set…
County CAO in the interim

Garry Peterson, left, started as the acting chief administrative officer for Big Lakes County on Aug. 3 and will serve until Sept. 30. Here, he stands with Reeve Ken Matthews. Council continues to search for a permanent CAO to secure…