Feedback session Wednesday at Slave Lake gov’t. ctr. Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader   This Wednesday, folks from Alberta Environment and Parks will be in Slave Lake to talk about management plans for northern pike and walleye. There’s an update in…
PICs – HPE students celebrate Christmas

Kindergarten and Grade 2 students of High Prairie Elementary School presented their Christmas concert Dec. 20. Each of the classes performed several pieces individually in the 40-minute presentation. The kindergarten class of teacher Jeanne Romick sang S-A-N-T-A and You Better…
Chargers win tournament in dying seconds

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt Chargers high school men’s basketball team won the Peace High Nomads Invitational Basketball Tournament in Peace River, Dec. 15-16. The High Prairie team edged the Glenmary Saints of Peace River 56-55 in a…

April April 1, 2017: The Hospital Gala raises money for the new High Prairie Health Complex. Diana Oliver and Barry Sharkawi are recognized for their efforts to bring the hospital to town. April 2, 2017: The Treaty 8 First Nations…

January Jan. 1, 2017: The new carbon tax prompts a price increase of three per cent at Smitty’s Restaurant, owner Greg Raadstak says. Freson Bros. manager Matt Lovsin adds prices at his store are expected to rise. Jan. 2, 2017:…
PICs – And the band played on!

The band of the High Prairie 539 Air Cadets performed a short Christmas concert at Pleasantview Lodge on Dec. 21. Under direction of Collin Rattray, the band played several Christmas songs to the delight of the lodge residents, family and…

Lay Minister Joseph L’Heureux We have just celebrated Christmas, our Lord’s birthday, then Kings Day, or Ukrainian Christmas, on Jan. 7. Also on Jan. 7, we celebrated the Lord Baptism by John the Baptist. You might think this is the…
The Page – January 3, 2018

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? According to our online sources, which collect mostly American information of course, 41 per cent of folks usually do. And guess what? 42 per cent of Americans say they absolutely never make a…

I am writing in response to Danielle Larivee’s article [MLA’s Column, Dec. 13, South Peace News]. It shows how little she really knows about our profession and rules governing our profession. Let me enlighten you since you have failed to…
PICs – “O Little Town of. . .”

A Christmas village was made by the Dads Christmas Light-Up program at the High Prairie and District Children’s Centre and presented Dec. 13. “It’s a great way for dads to spend time with their children without mom,” says Prairie Parent…
Not waiting for retirement to travel the world

Joe McWilliams For Spotlight Carson Lehman, son of Aaron and Winnie Lehman of Slave Lake has spent parts of the past eight years indulging in a lust for travel. It has taken him to Africa, to South America and most…

Chris Clegg Media like to tease politicians for not giving a straight answer. Let’s face it, most of the time they don’t. Politicians like to spin issues into something positive, wishing they could be like Rumpelstiltskin, spinning straw into gold.…

Jeff Burgar Hello to our friends and readers, who may not all be one and the same! We say that because, over the past year of 2017, we have seen a remarkable polarization of media. Perhaps not so much in…