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Joussard School – Students keeping secrets

Passion Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello again! This is Passion Giroux bringing you the news from our wonderful little school beside the big lake! The information that I collected shows me that everyone is very busy around here. In kindergarten, the…
HPE – students learn bicycle safety tips

Luke Isaac K.J. Patenaude HPE Reporters This is Luke and K.J. with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 2/3CL, students have been busy learning about bicycle safety. They know how important it is…
AHS thanks loyal volunteers

Richard Froese South Peace News Volunteers at the High Prairie Health Complex were thanked for their service during a reception April 26 at J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre. Four women received pins for longtime service as part of National Volunteer…
Let’s Talk Science returns to PRJH

Richard Froese South Peace News Science students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie welcomed the award-winning Let’s Talk Science program April 10-13. “Our students have had a really good time working with the Let’s Talk Science staff;…
PIC – Recruiting continues

The High Prairie RCMP and RCMP Victim Services participated in a career fair April 25 at Atikameg School. Const. Matthew MacMinn, who is one of the newest members at the High Prairie detachment, was on hand to share his experiences…
Calahesin honoured by centre

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre honoured several volunteers during an appreciation dinner at the centre April 20. Keith Calahesin was named Volunteer of the Year, selected by the board, for his dedication. Volunteers were…
High Prairie firefighters thanked for service

Richard Froese South Peace News Members of the High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department were thanked during National Volunteer-Appreciation Week, April 23-29. For the first time, Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services presented certificates to the High Prairie volunteer firefighters…
Volunteers! The lifebood of the community

Richard Froese South Peace News Where would a community be without its volunteers? The importance of the youth, women and men who give unselfishly of their time was the theme repeated at the High Prairie Volunteer Appreciation Banquet April. Certificates…

Spotlight Staff Lakeshore Regional Police Service and the RCMP have joined forces with the Alberta to coordinate the investigation of serious workplace health and safety incidents. The province and 10 police services have signed the Westray Memorandum of Understanding that…

Spotlight Staff More than 32,000 Albertans had their say on the future of the provincial curriculum in a survey released last fall. Survey participants agreed that Alberta’s kindergarten-to- Grade-12 curriculum should open up pathways to careers and other post-secondary opportunities,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two of three people charged with first-degree murder in connection with the tragic death of an Atikameg man, Jeff Gladue, in January are another step closer to making a plea. Ivy Ardis Laboucan, 40, of…
Big Lakes County extends thanks to its army of volunteers

Richard Froese South Peace News Dedicated citizens of the region were thanked during local gatherings to celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29. Volunteers were recognized in Joussard April 26, Kinuso on April 28, Big Meadow on May 1, and…

Spotlight Staff The 2017-2018 school calendar has been set for Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD). At its regular board meeting April 25, trustees approved the calendar, states a news release on the HFCRD website. “Decisions about the school calendar…
Wild West time enjoyed at Spring Rodeo

Richard Froese South Peace News Riders on horses and bulls were rocking and rolling at the eighth annual High Prairie Agricultural Society Amateur Spring Rodeo held April 29-30. Sellorowds watched all the action Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the…