SPORTS – Flaming youth

Enilda Mud Bowl held a year-end banquet for its youth bowling program on April 23. Each youth was treated to dinner and presented with a prize. In the front row, left-right, are Nolan Hamelin, Sean Willier, Kassiandra Hamelin and Nechako…

– In 2013, 44 per cent of Canadians aged 15 years and older volunteered for a charitable or non-profit organization, a slight drop from 2010 [47 per cent]. – The hours contributed by volunteers in 2013 stood at 1.96 billion…

Richard Froese, Reporter South Peace News What a difference a year makes! May 5 marks the first anniversary that the New Democratic Party ended the 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservative party in the Alberta election. Then last October, the…

    Ruth Pratt recognized for 50 years of service Richard Froese South Peace News Longtime local resident Ruth Pratt was recognized and celebrated for her committed service with the Royal Purple for 50 years. Pratt was presented a pin…

Richard Froese South Peace News Enilda’s old fire hall will continue to be leased to a local group. At its regular meeting April 27, Big Lakes County council passed a motion to maintain the current management arrangement with the Enilda…
PIC – Minister Hoffman tours hospital

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman, third from left, front row, and other dignitaries toured the construction of the new High Prairie Health Complex on April 25. Hoffman was pleased with progression and also made official that the CT Scan will…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 17-year-old male youth will spend and additional six weeks in custody. The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced to 45 days in custody for theft over $5,000…

Richard Froese Spotlight Census letters and packages are being delivered to all Canadian households this week to collect data for the national population. Statistics Canada began sending package for households and for agriculture on May 2. Forms can be completed…
Historic agreement inked

Richard Froese South Peace News Treaty 8 First Nations and the Alberta government have signed an agreement aimed to build a brighter future for Treaty 8 members. “The protocol agreement signed between the First Nations of Treaty 8 in Alberta…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has declared May as Hearing and Speech Month. A request from the High Prairie Royal Purple Elks Lodge 59 was approved by council at its April 26 meeting. The Elks and…

H.P court docket April 25, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul A tourist on his way to the North Country Fair near Driftpile last summer will pay a hefty fine after pleading guilty to carrying illegal drugs. Christopher Brian Wild, 24, of…
Volunteers thanked for building community

Richard Froese South Peace News Dedicated citizens of Grouard and High Prairie were honoured during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16. Volunteers were recognized in Grouard on April 12 and in High Prairie on April 11. Both banquets were hosted by…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Romans 8:24-25 – For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope…

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Fore!” The High Prairie Golf Course opened for another year on April 20. Pro shop manager David Temple expects another good season with a large number of tournaments already booked and the course in great…
Aspiring writers publish St. Andrew’s Times

SPN Staff It was so much fun they would do it all over again. It’s the verdict from St. Andrew’s School Grade 6 teacher Maureen Wilson, after students wrote stories for a mini-newspaper they called the St. Andrew’s Times. “It…