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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has set its fifth annual charity golf tournament for Aug. 16. At its meeting Jan. 24, council confirmed the date for the Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament at the High Prairie…
HP Zirkas delight Guy audience

Mac Olsen For South Peace News It was a big night for the High Prairie Zirka Dancers, from the youngest to the senior performers, with twists and spins to Ukrainian folk music. The Zirkas entertained guests at the Guy Community…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has unleashed a donation to In the Woods Animal Rescue Society that provides shelter for local stray dogs. At its regular meeting Jan. 10, council approved a 2017 donation of $5,000 to…

Spotlight Staff A new provincial advisory council (PAC) will launch in January to provide a direct connection between Alberta Health Services (AHS), seniors, the disabled and those receiving continuing care services, as well as their families and informal caregivers. Irene…
HP Sportsman Show scheduled for April 21-22

Mac Olsen Spotlight Hunters, recreational shooters and others should mark the weekend of April 21-22 on their calendars, as that is when the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show will be held. “We expect a sold-out show,” says chairperson Darrell…
2017 Year in Review

JULY July 1-2, 2017: After an absence of about 20 years, the Spruce Point Park Canada Day Rodeo is revived. July 1, 2017: Kinuso Merchantile wins Best Business – Local Float at the Kinuso Canada Day Parade, which attracts 43…
PIC – High Prairie unveils its mural mosaic

The final mural mosaic for the Town of High Prairie for the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project is unveiled on Dec. 10. The curtain was opened by Mayor Brian Panasiuk, left, and Councillor Debbie Rose, a member of the town’s…

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…
HPE students Twinkle and Shine at Christmas

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Elementary School students in grades 1 and 3 presented a musical play Twinkle and Shine for its Christmas concert Dec. 19. Students delighted the audience of parents, family and friends in the 30-minute…
Hamper drive ensures ‘Merry Christmas’ for many

Chris Clegg South Peace News Never forget those less fortunate than you! It is a lesson St. Andrew’s School Grade 3 students are taught each year during the annual Christmas Hamper Drive. The drive was another success this year as…

Editor’s note: South Peace News asked students in the Grade 4 classes at High Prairie Elementary and St. Andrew’s School to write letters to Santa. However, they had to pretend they were “evil” characters in a movie, fairy tale or…
PICs – Santa Claus Parade kicks off winter bash

  Almost 1,000 people lined the streets of High Prairie Nov. 24 to enjoy the annual Santa Claus Parade. This year marked the 13th edition of the popular event, first organized and still organized by Anne Bankey. During the first…
Shopping, shopping everywhere at Light-Up

A tour around High Prairie on Nov. 24 saw many businesses and organizations holding special sales and events at High Prairie Light-Up. The Lesser Slave Watershed Council hosted cookie decorating, Marigold Enterprises held a Christmas Market, the High Prairie and…