Commentary by Jeff Burgar After years and years of people working hard to answer an old problem, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews may be on the verge of discovering a solution. There are untold numbers of committees across Canada…
Life as a senior can be just as golden

Richard Froese South Peace News Does anyone really know what life is like as a senior until you reach 65? Now in the golden years in their 70s, 80s and 90s, here’s what some local seniors say: Annie Blackhurst, 74,…
Minor soccer puts boots to season

Ryann Al-Slaa boots the ball in under-8 action on the wrap-up night of the season. Under-4 players proudly wear the medals they received for participating in the soccer season. Left-right are Sarah Cox, Maelle Lewis, Carter Savill and Jonathan Senkoe.…

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the Grimshaw Gators Swim Meet July 9.   Swimmer            Event                 Time Fin Mischa Deering Girl’s 9-10 50-M…
Coalition targets safety on roads

School buses and other traffic on local highways have raised the call for safety with the High Prairie and Big Lakes County Traffic Safety Coalition.   Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to reduce injuries and deaths are the top…

Flashing green lights in vehicles should help firefighters respond faster Chris Clegg South Peace News When you see green flashing lights, pull over and you might help save the life of someone you know. It’s the biggest reason High Prairie town council…
Bull’s-eye!

Jarett Hicks takes aim at a cup while playing a game at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s popular Summer Reading Program July 14. Playing games is all part of fun in addition to reading books!
Lambton named Hillview principal

SPN Staff The new principal at East Prairie Hillview School is no stranger to the area. Northland School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Lambton, who has been with the division for the past six years. Lambton…
Northland names new principal

SPN Staff Northland School Division No. 61 is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lemay as principal of Grouard Northland School. Lemay has accumulated a wealth of experience while working for Northland. For the past eight years, she served…
Tourism promoted in draft plan

Richard Froese South Peace News Growth in tourism and alternative energy in Big Lakes County are key drivers suggested in the draft municipal development plan to help sustain the future. Both the MDP and land-use bylaw were presented at open…
PIC – PRJH rewards artist

Emily Okemow, middle, receives the inaugural Artist-of-the-Year Award at Prairie River Junior High School during the school awards ceremonies June 17. The award is presented by principal Brennan McDonald, left, and music teacher Colin Chrabaszcz.

Richard Froese South Peace News Objectives and policy have been set in the Big Lakes County draft municipal development plan. The plan sustains the county in various sectors: Agriculture * Support the long term viability of the agricultural industry in…
PICS – Fun and games galore

Canada Day in High Prairie provided plenty of fun for the entire family at Freson Bros. parking lot. Activities were co-hosted by Marigold Enterprises, the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council, and Freson Bros.

H.P. court docket July 4, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul A Driftpile man who spit during a spat with police has paid a hefty price. Shawn Daniel Isa- dore, 40, was fined $300, plus a victim fine surcharge of $90, each…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 17-year-old boy was fined $650 for possessing stolen property. The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was fined $250, plus a $75 victim fine surcharge, each on two charges…