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Richard Froese South Peace News Graphic scenes and clear messages about drunk driving were the focus of a mock scenario presented to students by Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth [PARTY] in High Prairie on May 18-19. “Stand up…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s never been a problem in the past, so why worry now? High Prairie town council gave first reading at its May 24 meeting for a bylaw to support the High Prairie Golf Club’s line…
PIC – Money for park

The High Prairie Royal Purple Elks presented a cheque to the High Prairie Community Beautification Association on May 25 to upgrade MacIntyre Park in downtown High Prairie. Honoured Royal Lady Colleen Greer, middle, presents the cheque of $500 to beautification…

Town councillors wondering why county did not consult them before decision made Chris Clegg South Peace News A lack of respect is being cited as the reason one Town of High Prairie councillor voted against supporting the Big Lakes Invitational…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Seniors Week activities will continue as planned starting June 5, but without the annual barbecue. An updated schedule released by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services does not include the barbecue, traditionally hosted by…
PICS – Medals presented

It was Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s honour to present two High Prairie firefighters with awards before council’s May 24 meeting. Fire chief Ken Melnyk received his 30-year bar while deputy fire chief Trevor Cisaroski received his 20-year…

1915: The Grouard Board of Trade commends the Grouard News for returning to a four-page format. 1965: South Peace News apologizes to its readers for being six hours late. The reason is a recent move to its new location two…
PICS – Legion presents Remembrance Day awards

Each year, most Royal Canadian Legion branches from around Canada hold their annual Remembrance Day contests. Students are invited to submit poems, essays or posters and compete for prizes. The High Prairie branch completed its judging and presented the awards…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. Have you ever noticed how much of life is spent anticipating events that are about to happen? What many people don’t understand is that when we learn a loved one is dying we…
PICS – Primavera rocks the house

Supernault wins Pratt talent show E.W. Pratt High School held its annual Primavera talent show May 10. About one dozen acts graced the stage, most of the participants singing. A few also played musical instruments. Staff began the show with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is proceeding cautiously on a request to extend the Riverbend Water Co-op system. The proposal calls for the extension of the line southwest of town to provide water for 60 households…
County office upgrade planned

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade the Big Lakes County administration building with more efficient space have taken another step. At its regular meeting May 25, council approved a recommendation to hire a consultant to prepare a renovation…

Richard Froese South Peace News Hours allowed to play music at concerts in Big Lakes County is being increased by one hour. At its regular meeting May 25, council approved a recommendation to change the hours of public music under…
PIC – Service recognized

Several members of the High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion received continuous service pins at their meeting May 18. Left-right are Legion president Don Ebbett, 50 years; George Bennett, 30 years; Lorrel Johnson, 10 years; Tony Belli, 30 years; and Dan…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is near.” [Matthew 3:2-4:17] These were the words of Jesus and John the Baptist announcing the Kingdom of God. “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and…