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“The Colours That Bind Us”

Quilts of all colours and sizes were on display as the High Prairie Quilt Guild presented its 21st annual Quilt Show and Sale on Oct. 15-16 at St. Andrew’s School. “The Colours That Bind Us” featured 137 entries, down from…

The summer Best Yards contest was such a success, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association is proceeding with the Best Christmas Yard contest. Members decided at their Oct. 12 meeting to hold the contest, which is open to all residential…

Do you have the spookiest yard in town? The scariest? You just might be the winner in the Halloween Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Town of High Prairie. Councillor Donna Deynaka suggested the contest to encourage citizens to decorate their…

It’s time to get those jack-o-lanterns ready for Halloween! And what better time to get ready than at the Faust FCSS and Faust Community League Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. Children are asked to register at…

Each Friday at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to St. Mark’s Anglican Church to make prayer shawls. Prayer shawls are given to people who have a serious illness, or need some comfort. They are ideal for keeping the patient warm.…
St. Andrew’s runs for Terry Fox

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie participated in the annual National School Day Run on Sept. 29 as part of the 36th annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds to support cancer research. Left-right are senior high students Halle…
Students support Terry Fox en masse

A Terry Fox banner is waved by students. In front, left-right, are McKenzie Patenaude-Richard [kindergarten], Joseph Belesky (kindergarten), and Angelica Sutherland [Grade 1]). In the back row, left-right, are Jaylee Halcrow [Grade 7], Zale Zabolotniuk [Grade 11], Corey Isaac [Grade…
Pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted a Thanksgiving Tea on Oct. 7 and a sale of pumpkin pies, just in time for the harvest holiday. Left-right are Pleasantview residents Bernadette Doucette, Janis Bloom and Theresa Simoneau.

Richard Froese South Peace News Two tickets to an Edmonton Oilers’ hockey game is among the top auction items at the Small Business Week Gala for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are still available for the…

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Show and Shine a big hit in Slave Lake

Katrina Owens For Spotlight The 10th Annual Show and Shine hosted by Route 88 Rods & Customs swept Slave Lake by storm on Sept. 9 and 10, 2016. Various cars, motorcyles and trucks lined Main Street and brought in quite…
Peavine goes ‘Back to Our Roots’

Richard Froese South Peace News “Back to Our Roots” was the focus of the inaugural Peavine Cultural Days held Aug. 23-25. Seniors of Peavine Metis Settlement organized the event to inspire the younger generations to value and maintain their traditional…
Sucker Creek First Nation celebrates culture at pow wow

Richard Froese Spotlight Aboriginal culture was celebrated at the fourth annual Sucker Creek Powwow, held Aug. 13-14. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
Golf tourney supports community projects

Richard Froese South Peace News Thousands of dollars were expected to be raised at the third annual Big Lakes Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 11 at High Prairie and District Golf Course. “We had about 100 golfers and we…