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Richard Froese South Peace News Tenders have been awarded for three water projects in Big Lakes County that will include support from government funding. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved a tender for engineering services for the Joussard…

Richard Froese South Peace News Monthly meetings for High Prairie Business Support Network are set to continue. “Our BSN meetings will resume in September,” says Florence Shambare, BSN co- ordinator under Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region. “We will have…
Grouard set to get long awaited outdoor skating rink

Richard Froese South Peace News A new outdoor ice rink will soon be going in the ground in Grouard for the coming winter on land leased by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, county council approved a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Advance voting will be offered for electors in the Town of High Prairie for elections in October. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, council approved a recommendation by administration to set the advance poll for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Dogs roaming in Big Lakes County and neighbouring First Nations communities could soon face stricter patrols. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved a recommendation by administration to send letters to Kapawe’no First Nation…
IDA Pharmacy open in 2 High Prairie locations

Richard Froese South Peace News IDA Pharmacy has arrived in High Prairie. RX Drug Mart purchased 27 former Rexall stores across Canada, including the two locations in High Prairie. IDA Pharmacy downtown on 49 Street opened on Aug. 9 and…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Native Friendship Centre will receive funding from the town to support a youth program. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, Town of High Prairie approved an administration recommendation to approve the request for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Several rodeo champions and winners from the High Prairie area were specially recognized at the 57th Annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox mentioned many champions and top riders…
PIC – Rodeo royalty tours the town

Rodeo Royalty toured the town July 31 before the 57th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 1-2. Front left-right, J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre residents Gerald Koch, left, and Chuck Bissell. Back left-right, are Miss High Prairie Elks…
Chicken soup is good for more than the soul

Spotlight Staff Cold season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. That should not come as…
Town and county pitch in funds for horseshoe club

Richard Froese South Peace News Town and county councils have pitched in a small amount of funding to the new High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host a tournament in early September. Funding of $200 was approved upon administration recommendation by…
The Page – August 16, 2017

Some strange news about the mountain pine beetle which has devastated huge parts of the British Columbian forest, and has also moved into parts of Alberta. Among the indicators of a pine beetle infestation is the orange colour trees turn…