Chris Clegg Spotlight Alberta’s post-secondary students can now pursue their careers with more money in their pockets. On Sept. 15 at Mount Royal College in Calgary, several politicians gathered to announce increases to Canada Student Grants and enhancements to the…

Richard Froese Spotlight With a shortage of qualified water and wastewater operators in the north, Northern Lakes College now offers online training for that work. Water / wastewater operator preparation program level 1 starts in September. “The program meets entry-level…

1971: The High Prairie Women’s Hospital Auxiliary awards its annual $100 bursary to Norma Smith. The bursary is awarded to anyone entering the nursing field. 1979: Thelma Naelgas takes over from Paul and Dorothy Hartman as owner of Flowers ‘n’…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Sept. 7-10: Sept. 15, elected officials from surrounding communities met to discuss their concerns and/or expectations regarding the renewal of the Tolko…

Richard Froese South Peace News Brita Goldie was promoted to vice-principal of Kinuso School by High Prairie School Division to start the current school year. She succeeds Terry-Lynn Cook, who has been seconded by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Goldie has…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council will be presented with information next month on empty residential lots in town and whether or not to implement a special tax. Treasurer Terri Wiebe updated council on the matter in…
Outlaws pitch second half shutout

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Outlaws are proving they can play with the top teams in the Peace Country Bantam Football League in their inaugural season. Jayden Rothwell ran for a 106-yard touchdown early in the fourth…
The Story of The Mad Trapper

If you want to find out who murdered The Mad Trapper, read the book. If you want to find out how Lucy Ball – one of the main characters in Lucy and the Hunters of the Mad Trapper – arrived…
Allan Crawford’s life and family

In reflecting on Allan Crawford’s life and family’s we see a remarkable story. They grew up in Banana Belt in a log cabin, and went on to reach high levels in their professions. The Crawford Family “There was my Mom,…
Flying high

Students in various grades at High Prairie Elementary School made a colourful display of butterflies encased in glass at the north door entrance.

Richard Froese South Peace News A Faust organization has received funding after several residents cleaned up the hamlet in the spring. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to contribute $1,000 to the Faust…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has stated it will support local hockey players when they play only for a local High Prairie team. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, council denied a request from the Peace…
The Page – September 28, 2016

The earth wasn’t quaking, and the walls weren’t quaking. In fact, not too much of anything happened last week when our Autumnal Equinox happened. The fall equinox is when days and nights are exactly the same in length. You may…

Ken Melnyk, Fire Chief, Town of High Prairie Once again, the High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for recruits. We need your help. Do you know that 80 per cent of all volunteer firefighters in Alberta are people just…

Father George Okoye, High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church On the 25th Sunday of the ordinary time of the Catholic liturgy, all were invited to reflect on the gospel of St. Luke Chapter 16: 1-3. We remember this story…