Record class celebrates St. Andrew’s graduation

Richard Froese South Peace News A record high 33 graduates of St. Andrew’s Catholic School were honoured during ceremonies Aug. 27 in High Prairie. I’m on My Way was the theme for ceremonies at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre following…

by Jeff Burgar Politicians, especially our local folks, are quite good at putting their foots in their mouths. Then, of course, after some completely boneheaded muttering comes forth, they are the first to deny they ever said those ridiculous words!…

by Chris Clegg Gavin Joseph Mandin is loose, thanks to the powers-that-be in our justice system. Mandin is the person – a 15-year-old boy at the time – who killed his family at Sunset House Aug. 8, 1991. Victims of…
Hockey tournament battles cancer with Cassidy

Richard Froese South Peace News Children with health challenges will be supported in the Cassidy Davies-Hunt Co-ed Hockey Tournament in High Prairie, Oct. 7-9. Funds will be raised in honour of Cassidy Davies-Hunt, 8, who was diagnosed with glioma brain…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18-year-old man charged with the second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall could face higher charges at a preliminary inquiry early next year. Arlen Chase Chali- foux appeared in High Prairie provincial court…
Display marks legacy

A fitting tribute is unveiled to honour the man who gave so much to the community Chris Clegg South Peace News It may have been a little late in coming, but the end result was well worth the wait. The…
Prepare your big game well for taxidermist

Mac Olsen Hunting Supplement When you harvest that trophy animal of a lifetime, advanced preparation will ensure that the taxidermist can give you the best result. “Take care of your trophy, get it skinned as soon as possible,” says Andy…

Mac Olsen Hunting Supplement The 2016 Alberta hunting regulations guide details some important changes for the coming season. Here they are as found on Page 12: . An Antlered Moose Special Licence hunting season has been created in WMU (Wildlife…

Spotlight Staff Hunting Supplement Hunting is a popular hobby and sport enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Over the last 10 years, data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that more and more females are taking…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may have a new CAO in place before the winter. At its regular meeting Aug. 24, council approved a staff recommendation to sign an agreement letter with Aplin Executive Search of Edmonton…

Richard Froese South Peace News Just one High Prairie resident will be honoured annually by the town on the citizens’ monument for outstanding service. At its regular meeting Aug. 23, Town of High Prairie council decided to limit the number…

Richard Froese South Peace News A parcel of county land for sale has gone without any takers. At its regular meeting Aug. 24, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to close the offer for land in Grouard for any…

Joseph L’Heureux Lay Minister In these times of drugs running rampant we may find ourselves overwhelmed with shame, guilt and pain and we don’t know where to turn, there is help out there, if we are willing to take the…

1912: The Grouard News reports within two weeks land will be cleared from Edmonton to the Athabasca River for the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railroad. 1915: L.E. Hall assumes the duties of Grouard chief of police following the resignation…
Artifact-of-the-Week – August 31, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has some items used to adjust and/or repair shoes. The shoe is attached and mounted on a wall, then adjusted to the desire size. The items were found in a box of various items…