January Jan. 1, 2018: High Prairie RCMP Sgt. George Cameron reports a quiet Christmas. Just two reports of impaired driver occurred from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. Jan. 1, 2018: The Little Smoky Ski Hill opens for the season. Poor…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a bad night for the High Prairie Regals. Not only did they lose to the visiting Fort St. John Flyers 9-5 Jan. 5, they will play the next few games without three players. Austin…

SPN Staff Local organizations and businesses can now apply for the Summer Temporary Employment Program. Applications for the Alberta government program are accepted until Feb. 8, says a news release Jan. 3. Alberta re-introduced STEP in 2016 to create work…
First Night celebration returns, over 150 attend

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News First Night returned to High Prairie to celebrate New Year’s Eve. People flocked to the Sports Palace for the family-focused event hosted by Bethel Baptist Church, the first since 2015. “It was an amazing fun and…
Pollack family receives Farm Family Award

Chris Clegg Richard Froese South Peace News A Big Meadow family with a 90-year history of helping the community and the agriculture industry was honoured in Edmonton Nov. 10 for their efforts. Dwayne and Chris Pollack were one of 18…
Santa’s Little Helpers distribute 39 Christmas hampers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Christmas hampers from the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council blessed almost 40 families. Santa’s Little Helpers packed food and toys at the High Prairie Children’s Centre on Dec. 20-21. “We distributed 39 Christmas hampers,”…
PICs – Triangle celebrates

Santa Claus made his annual visit to Triangle at the Christmas party hosted by Pioneer Threshermen’s Association on Dec. 9 at Triangle Hall. Christmas dinner was also served to start the evening.
The Page – January 9, 2019

Yabble yabble babble do! That’s what a few people call the recent fooforah over Netflix cutting a chunk out of a comedy show they are selling in Saudi Arabia. To refresh, American comedian Hasan Minhaj stomped on Saudi’s crown prince.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News E.W. Pratt Chargers men’s basketball team is looking to score funding support from the community. Local businesses, community organizations and municipal councils received a letter from the team in December. The Chargers are seeking money to…
Churches pray for prosperous 2019

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Another year in the High Prairie area was celebrated as churches prayed for a blessed year in 2019. About 40 people from several local churches gathered Dec. 30 for a special Christian Community Gospel Sing at…

Jeff Burgar I enjoyed the CBC-TV news report on Edmonton’s New Year’s Eve fireworks. In case you missed this job of on-the-spot reporting, the CBC story all had to do with the City of Edmonton rescheduling its annual fireworks show.…

Jeff Burgar Don’t expect to hear much about “Dutch disease” in the coming weeks from our Alberta election candidates. “Dutch disease” is a term coined back in 1977. It’s used to describe problems caused by sudden, and huge, inflows of…
Never give up, never ever give up . . .

George Keay has fought long and hard [he says about 14 years!] for High Prairie to receive renal dialysis service at the local hospital. He is not alone. Others have also led the charge. However, it was only Keay who…
PIC – Founders honoured

Wilf and Rosemarie Willier, left and centre, were honoured by the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre as 2018 Elders-of-the-Year. Presenting the award is Kelly Chalifoux, the centre’s interim executive director. The Williers were founding members of the centre. The award…
PIC – Proceeds donated

High Prairie Victory Life Church donated the proceeds from the Celebrity Chili Cookoff held on High Prairie Light-Up night Nov. 30, 2018 to the High Prairie Community Beautification Association. Pastor Luc Portelance, left, presents the cheque for $415 to Beautification…