PICs – Workin’ on the washrooms

Work is nearly completed on the new facilities building at the High Prairie Elks RV Park. The facility includes washrooms and a laundry room. Washrooms are scheduled to be ready for the Elks Pro Rodeo from Aug. 2-3 while the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to extend the runway at the High Prairie Airport and add a new road are ready to take off with Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting July 27, council approved a staff recommendation…
Artifact-of-the-Week – August 3, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a very old ox collar in its collection. It was donated by Phil Nichols, date unknown. It is a padded collar with wood and metal braces and is one of many items related…

1912: The Western Hotel in Grouard is the site of a successful banquet held by J.L. Cote. 1962: High Prairie’s oldest citizen, Joe Mearon, 95, celebrates his birthday. 1977: Wagner Lumber wins best commercial float as the annual Elks Stampede…
PICs – Joyful noise

A smaller than average crowd attended the Christian Community Gospel Sing July 31 at the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Due to some illness, summer holidays and camp preparations, about 50 attended. Still, all enjoyed two hours of gospel…

Chris Clegg South Peace News With a little luck, High Prairie could soon have a new garden full of tulips. The High Prairie Community Beautification Association agreed at its July 25 meeting to enter the ‘150 – ‘150th Celebration Gardens’…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has added two people to the subdivision and development appeal board. At its regular meeting, July 27, council appointed Faust residents Lloyd Marshall and Wally Garrick, as recommended by Pat Olansky, director…
PICs – Fountain Tire thanks its customers

High Prairie Fountain Tire celebrated its customer appreciation day and the chain’s 60th anniversary July 30 with a free pancake breakfast. Pancakes, sausages and beverages were served from 8-11 a.m. Several games and a dunk tank concluded celebrations, with many…

by Tom Henihan The issue of plagiarism regarding Melania Trump’s speech was more amusing than serious, especially considering that virtually everyone in the political arena is scripted. The entire enterprise is a fiction, a staged fabrication; only when there is…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The owner of the Key Inn Motel will not be getting any forgiveness for paying his taxes late. Do Sup Shin wrote town council July 8 requesting that his tax $2,845.76 penalty for the Key…
PIC – ‘Hole’y cow!

Construction crews start work in High Prairie to install a new water line. Crews started work on 50 Street between 53 Avenue (Highway 2) and 60 Avenue. Other work includes construction on 47 and 46A streets, and 51 and 52…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has taken the first step to deal with flooding issues surrounding the Heart River and East Prairie River. At its regular meeting, July 27, council approved a staff recommendation to contract Sameng…

Richard Froese South Peace News Organizers of the annual Astral Harvest Music and Arts Festival near Driftpile face a penalty for breaching its operating permit with Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting, July 27, council approved a recommendation to…
Alliance elects new executive

SPN Staff On June 28, the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance held elections at its annual general meeting at the Eagle Point Golf Course in Wabasca. The following board members were elected for the 2016-17 term: * Chair, Barry Sharkawi,…
High Prairie Dolphins Swim Meet results

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the High Prairie Dolphins Swim Meet July 23. Swimmer Event Time Fin Georgia Haas Girl’s 6 & under 25-M back 1:43.03 7 Georgia Haas Girl’s 6 & under 25-M flutter…