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High Prairie supports wildfire evacuees

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie opened its doors to welcome residents evacuated from the High Level area where wildfires are spreading. People are urged to donate food and clothing for an emergency evacuation centre set up at the Gordon…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A ban on fires and use of off-highway vehicles in northern Alberta is in effect as hazardous wildfires and weather conditions continue. “A fire ban and off-highway vehicle restriction is now in effect for the entire…
High Prairie extends welcome to wildfire evacuees

Members of the High Prairie business community are stepping forward to help High Level fire evacuees in any way possible. To that end, a few local businesses are offering immediate discounts of 15% to evacuees who have registered at the…
Spell-a-Thon raises more than $12,000 for HPE

Annual event another huge sucess Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Elementary School students participated in a spell-a-thon with words assigned by children’s teachers. The spelling test was given on April 3 and winners were announced and given prizes May…
Wonderful world of science explored at HPE

Leah ThompsonHPE Reporter This is Leah with the High Prairie Elementary School news for this week’s South Peace News report. The HPE students and staff had a great time watching and participating in fun, loud experiments. On April 30, HPE…
Cucumbers and caterpillars part of learning

Nevaeh PrinceJoussard Reporter Hi from Joussard School! I am Nevaeh Prince and am bringing you the news from our school for this week. While speaking with the kindergarten kids I learned they have been using microscopes to learn about all…

H.P. court docketMay 13, 2019Judge R.B. Marceau An Atikameg man will pay more than $5,500 in fines after pleading guilty to multiple driving violations. Gerald Dean Laboucan, 46, was fined $2,000 for failing or refusing to provide a breath sample…
Valedictorian extends thanks during speech

Grace Hill,Valedictorian Good afternoon, honoured guests, family, friends, teachers and, of course, fellow graduates. Thank you all for being here to celebrate this pivotal moment in our lives. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Grace, and I…
Graduating class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 65 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were in the spotlight during commencement ceremonies May 11. “These students are leaders,” principal Neil Barry says. “They have strong…
All in a day’s work

Being a 4-H member is a lot of work, but there are also rewards Chris CleggSouth Peace News You can certainly say that Gillian Blackhurst and her love for animals comes naturally. She was born and raised on a farm…
Every choice you make matters

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Junior high school students in the High Prairie region learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May 9. Directed to…
The Page – May 22, 2019

My goodness, those pushy seniors! Well, OK. It was just 43 of them. That’s how many seniors in Vernon, B.C., signed a petition hoping to block a proposed pot store in their neighbourhood. “It is too close to seniors,” says…
PIC – Off and running

Groundwork for the new Northern Lakes College consolidated campus in High Prairie started last week. Pile driving also began for the project led by contractor Clark Builders of Edmonton. Crews completed a test pile on May 16. Pile driving is…

SPN Staff It’s a serious matter, one that may prompt the High Prairie and District Food Bank to close its doors. A news release from the society says if “financial help does not come soon” they will be forced to…
PIC – Charity for charity

Coyote Acres is raffling off a lamb for charity. Appropriately named charity, proceeds from the raffle will be given to a few local people who are facing challenges. Tickets can be bought from 4-H members or at the show and…
Back to nursing for former MLA Larivee

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Ozzie the rabbit chews quietly in his cage, as former Lesser Slave Lake MLA chats about her plans since losing in the April 16 provincial election. He’s probably happy to have her around more often.…