Richard Froese South Peace News A 16-year-old male from Driftpile is required to complete several hours of community service for breaking his curfew. The teen, who cannot be named under the Criminal Youth Justice Act, was ordered to complete 15…
New location, same great service

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Dental Centre has relocated its office near downtown. Principal dentist Dr. Nikhilesh K. Roy and Dr. Vishal Bindlish opened their new office on Jan. 2 at 4620 – 53 Avenue.…
HPSD board wants more from ASBA

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division wants the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) to take a harder stance on concerns for local school divisions. At its monthly meeting Dec. 21, the board responded to the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey and…
Falher artist creates innovative works with beeswax

Tom Henihan Spotlight As artist and teacher, Chantal Nicolet lives in Falher, a town that identifies itself as the honey capital of Canada it seem inevitable that she would eventually come to creating works in beeswax. Nicolet, who began working…
Saints nip Raiders

Chris Clegg South Peace News Two of the league’s top teams battled hard with players injured and effort spilled into every corner of the court. When it was said and one, however, the St. Andrew’s Saints left the Prairie River…

Jeff Burgar Those tuned in to Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee’s telephone town hall meeting last Wednesday got much the same storyline as the previous phone in. For those unaware, it is basically a big conference call. The phone…

A High Prairie man charged in connection with the robbery of two adult women downtown will go to trial in August. Cole Harvey Hansen, 22, appeared in High Prairie provincial court Jan. 9 and set his trial for Aug. 15…
Watershed office relocates

Richard Froese South Peace News The Lesser Slave Watershed Council has moved its office in High Prairie. Council relocated to 52 Avenue by the Lawrence Apartments. The office is now accessible by ground level, instead of the upper floor at…
Caudron nominated for top principal in Canada

Spotlight Staff Joussard School principal Heather Caudron has been nominated by High Prairie School Division for the 2017 Canada’s Outstanding Principal Awards. The program sponsored by The Learning Partnership recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly-funded schools, who demonstrate innovation,…

Updated January 20, 2017   Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen was turned away from a meeting in Slave Lake last week between municipal councillors and a visiting federal minister. This was after Viersen had been invited by Minister Amarjeet Sohi’s…
Eating just got a little more expensive

Richard Froese South Peace News Putting food on the dinner table and going out to dine will cost a little more after the new provincial carbon tax went into effect Jan. 1. “Our prices have already gone up by three…
PIC – How was your day?

A truck sinks in the icy waters of Lesser Slave Lake by Shaw’s Point on Jan. 15. The owner of the truck is unknown. Please take care while ice fishing this winter. Photo courtesy of William Olansky.

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade water reservoirs in Joussard, Grouard and Enilda have been supported by Big Lakes County council. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, county council approved a staff recommendation to call for requests for…
Driftpile band council submits to voluntary drug testing

Chris Clegg South Peace News Trying to set a new standard and gaining the trust of its membership are the main reasons the newly-elected Driftpile First Nations band council submitted to drug testing in early January. “We’re trying to set…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County councillors will not be taking Cree language lesson on the county’s cash. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, council rejected a staff recommendation for the county to pay any interested council members…