Letter – Doctor ‘humbled’ by tribute

I am humbled by the reception that was put on for me. I was even more delighted as was Vivian. It was truly a wonderful evening, immensely well-organized and went very smoothly. So I want to thank the organizers, mostly…

Jeff Burgar This is Year Four of the annual Small Business Awards in High Prairie. At least, it said on last year’s posters that 2017 was the 3rd annual event for the High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce. So…
There is hope on the horizon

Regular readers of this column know full well I have lobbied for renal dialysis service in High Prairie for about three years on these pages. Others may call it belly-aching, whining, sniveling. No matter. The need is there and it…
PICs – Big Lakes County opens fire halls to community

Fire districts in Big Lakes County hosted an open house and barbecue Oct 1 to mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13. Events were held at fire halls in Enilda, Faust, Grouard, Joussard and Kinuso. Residents were given opportunity to learn…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Earlier this year, High Prairie town council expressed its disappointment over the expense it was incurring in developing laws for the impending legalization of marijuana Oct. 17. High Prairie was not alone in its displeasure.…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged with allegedly setting fires in two High Prairie business buildings in August 2017 may find out in weeks if he is responsible for his actions. Christopher A. Trindle, of no fixed address,…
PIC – Shining beacon glows in Joussard

A newly-lighted cross on the steeple on top of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Joussard beams at night. The renovated steeple was re-installed Aug. 17 and includes new LED lights on the cross to illuminate automatically starting at dusk.  

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie RCMP officer currently serving in McLennan may be sentenced sooner than initially scheduled on an impaired driving charge. The matter of Anita Lee Doktor returned to High Prairie provincial court Oct.…
PIC – And the winner is . . .

High Prairie Royal Purple Elks Exalted Ruler Linda VandenBerg holds the lucky winning ticket after a draw at South Peace News Oct. 2. The charity organization decided to thank its volunteers and members with draws in recognition of the volunteer…

SPN Staff High Prairie and area residents have increased access to primary care with the arrival of a new family physician. Dr. Gleam Singh Gill is a family medicine physician working out of the High Prairie Community Health and Wellness…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Renegades have been sidelined for the rest of the Mighty Peace Football Conference season. High Prairie suspended play on Oct. 4, according to posts on the Facebook page of the High Prairie…
Whitefish turns sod on $2.3M hall

Chris Clegg South Peace News In less than a year, Whitefish Lake First Nation will be enjoying the comforts of a brand new $2.3 million community hall. “It’s a momentous day, a wonderful day,” said Chief Albert Thunder. “It’s been…

Saturday, Oct. 27 Grande Prairie at Fort St. John Friday, Nov. 2 Manning at Grimshaw Saturday, Nov. 3 Fort St. John at Grande Prairie Grimshaw at Falher High Prairie at Manning Thursday, Nov. 8 Grande Prairie at Dawson Creek Friday,…
Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards this Saturday

The High Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce awards and gala will be this coming Saturday evening, October 20th. As part of Small Business Week, awards will be presented to several businesses in the High Prairie region. Nominations were accepted over…

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