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Grade 5s watch their volcano erupt

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hello, my name is Janessa Burlock and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year from all of us at Joussard School. Most of us are very happy to be back at school, learning…
Last month it was soapstone, now it’s clay

Marie MatulaHPE Reporter This is Marie with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 3J, students have started their building unit by building perches. Teacher Penny Johansson says, “I can’t wait to see what…
Grouardites will have to wait

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard will not be used until next winter. Big Lakes County council again postponed a decision to repair the rink built last year by the Grouard Community Association. At its regular…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Spaghetti is on the menu to raise money for the E.W. Pratt Chargers senior basketball teams Jan. 23. Both men’s and boy’s teams host the spaghetti supper in the school at 6 p.m., says men’s coach…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Driving will be smoother on a highway north of High Prairie later in 2019. Big Lakes County learned that the provincial government will pave Highway 679. Transportation Minister Brian Mason confirmed that is a letter to…
The Page – January 16, 2019

Last week, this newspaper had an opinion column about the City of Edmonton. Edmonton did their annual New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9 p.m. instead of the more usual midnight. The column we carried was of regional interest. It was…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Gay Olanski is the newest member of the High Prairie Municipal Library Board. High Prairie town council ratified her appointment at its meeting Jan. 8. Council needed to appoint three members in late 2018. They advertised…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A man and woman are facing charges after a traffic stop in High Prairie Jan. 3. RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren, Media Relations Group, says charges arose after police observed a firearm in the vehicle and subsequently…

County sending 3 farmers overseas to expand world markets Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three farmers will promote Big Lakes County at the world’s largest international food trade show to expand markets. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, council authorized three…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College continues to grow in the High Prairie region. College leaders updated Big Lakes County council at its regular meeting Jan. 9. “Enrolment is increasing by about 10 per cent annually,” president Ann Everatt…
PIC – ‘Count’ on it!

Vanessa Stewart, left, and Owen Bradley from High Prairie Elementary School’s Grade 4S class, work on their Math skills.
St. Andrew’s evacuated

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News St. Andrew’s School students were out in the cold for a short time Jan. 8 after a leak in the roof set off alarms. Students and staff were evacuated from the building for just over one…
Search begins for new Alberta Party candidate

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News The Alberta political party that styles itself as ‘centrist’ is again looking for a candidate for the Lesser Slave Lake constituency. Judy Kim-Meneen, who was nominated for the position a few months ago, has decided…

Olivia and Liam were Alberta’s most common baby monikers in 2018, while Harper, Elizabeth and James cracked the top 10 list for the first time in decades Alberta welcomed 50,104 babies into the world last year – 25,717 boys and…