Chris Clegg South Peace News Eight awards were presented to seven High Prairie and area businesses at the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce awards gala Oct. 22 at the Triangle Hall. Winners were as follows: * Business of…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could have a new chief administrative officer appointed in the coming weeks. “We have selected a candidate and are in negotiations and expect to have a decision by early next week.” Reeve…
Gainer leaves chamber post

Richard Froese South Peace News Rodney Gainer has stepped down as the executive director of the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. “He handed in his letter of resignation on Oct. 11, effective immediately, citing personal reasons,” says president…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Reports that Boston Pizza may be coming to High Prairie are preliminary at best. The company has been in discussions about the possibility of setting up a restaurant into town, but any opening is far…

Sam Peters was born in Barnes Crossing, Sask., to Isaac and Helen Peters, on Dec. 30, 1944. He passed away June 15, 2016 in High Prairie. He was 71 years old. Sam was the second in a family of 11.…

Ethel Mae [Cuthbert] Tanghe was born on Feb. 2, 1919, in Baulder, Man., the eldest of 11 children, to Thomas and Goldie Cuthbert. When she was nine, her family moved to the Peavine area to escape the dustbowl conditions of…

Spotlight Staff The oil and gas industry will get government support over the next five years to restore 10,000 linear kilometres of land that had been cleared for seismic lines in the Little Smoky and A La Peche caribou rangelands.…
CWL receives Friends of Education Award

Tom Henihan Spotlight At the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone One Annual Awards Banquet, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) presented the 2016 Friends of Education Award to the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Paul’s Parish in High…

Spotlight Staff People living on First Nations and Metis Settlements in Alberta will no longer have to pay non-resident fees in order to access public library services. The Alberta government is providing more than $670,000 to six regional library systems,…
“The Colours That Bind Us”

Quilts of all colours and sizes were on display as the High Prairie Quilt Guild presented its 21st annual Quilt Show and Sale on Oct. 15-16 at St. Andrew’s School. “The Colours That Bind Us” featured 137 entries, down from…
A sea of bulbs!

High Prairie Elementary School Grade 2 students planted tulips in the flower beds by the West Prairie River Oct. 12. Front to back are Brock Badger, Lucas Stewart and Gage McNabb. St. Andrew’s School students also planted tulips in a…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A major step was cleared Sept. 29 when the Government of Alberta granted a five-year forest management area extension to Tolko Industries under several conditions. The decision paves the way for Tolko to begin planning…

The summer Best Yards contest was such a success, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association is proceeding with the Best Christmas Yard contest. Members decided at their Oct. 12 meeting to hold the contest, which is open to all residential…

Do you have the spookiest yard in town? The scariest? You just might be the winner in the Halloween Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Town of High Prairie. Councillor Donna Deynaka suggested the contest to encourage citizens to decorate their…