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Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie teacher formerly employed at E.W. Pratt High School is facing multiple sexual offences. The 58-year-old male was charged after a complaint was made to the local RCMP on March 3, concerning inappropriate text…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting March 21 at Amiro’s Steak House at noon. The chamber will discuss top priorities to revitalize downtown and attract new business. “It would be…
Chargers second in zone hoop finals

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie E.W. Pratt Chargers placed second at the Northwest 2A Zone High School Men’s Basketball Championships on March 8-9 in Peace River. Pratt lost 89-66 in the final to the La Crete Lancers, ranked…
Students hope to catch some leprechauns

Danielle CalliouJoussard Reporter Hello, my name is Danielle Calliou and I will be your reporter for the month of March. Today I took a friend with me and we went to visit each classroom in order to find out what…
Grade 6s enjoy trip to Edmonton

Elly BeleskyLeah ThompsonHPE Reporters This is Leah and Elly with the High Prairie Elementary School news report for this week’s South Peace News. The students in Grade 5C had a great time learning about and creating dream catchers. Native Cultural…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Local leaders fear funding for a new college campus and dialysis in High Prairie could be in jeopardy in the upcoming provincial election. Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk is concerned that funding could be…
County, town prepare for spring melt

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Warm weather is keeping municipal crews busy to prevent problems from melting snow. Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie officials are not concerned about current conditions. “Flooding is very weather dependent,” Big Lakes…
The Page – March 20, 2018

Well, we sure are red-faced! Ten days ago, our Page columnist was busy tapping away at his keyboard. He finished off the draft of this column and sent it off to the production department. They tinkered a bit, and polished…
PIC – Doing their part

The High Prairie Air Cadets held a food drive March 9 for the High Prairie and District Food Bank. Cadets separated into teams of three and went door-to-door asking for donations. The exercise is part of the cadet’s mentorship training…

Dog handler not arriving any time soon Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News The long-awaited dog handler High Prairie has lobbied for will have to wait a little longer. High Prairie town council heard at its meeting March 12 it is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A recent emergency call northwest of Atikameg has the High Prairie fire chief burning. Ken Melnyk reported at High Prairie town council’s meeting March 12 that his department responded to a call Feb. 25 at the…
Gift Lake gets $3.8M energy grant

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Gift Lake Metis Settlement will be putting a $3.8 million provincial grant to good use to improve energy efficiency. Council chairperson Art Tomkins and council accepted a $3,828,067 cheque March 13 from Lesser Slave Lake MLA…
PIC – In the ‘swing’ of things!

Chasity Sinclair, 13, is all smiles while enjoying the playground at High Prairie Elementary School March 17. The warm day attracted many people to playgrounds in town despite the snow cover. Behind Sinclair is Kassandra Jenkins. Both are 13 and…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A speaker scheduled to talk in High Prairie about praying and voting for government has been cancelled. Rob and Fran Parker of the National House of Prayer were scheduled to speak at High Prairie Victory Life…

South Peace News High Prairie RCMP have charged a local teacher with multiple sexual offences. A 58-year-old male is facing charges after a complaint was made to the RCMP on March 3, concerning inappropriate text messages, reports RCMP Cpl. Chris…
Science in Motion visits Joussard School

Danielle FortierJoussard Reporter Hello folks, this is Danielle Fortier bringing you the news from Joussard School. I am filling in for Danielle Calliou this week. In kindergarten, I found out our littlest students are doing lots of great learning things.…