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2017 Year in Review

JULY July 1-2, 2017: After an absence of about 20 years, the Spruce Point Park Canada Day Rodeo is revived. July 1, 2017: Kinuso Merchantile wins Best Business – Local Float at the Kinuso Canada Day Parade, which attracts 43…

Richard Froese South Peace News Police dog services for High Prairie RCMP may return in 2018 even though police announced one year ago the program would restart. A dog handler from Fort McMurray was appointed last year, says High Prairie…

Richard Froese South Peace News A department team at the High Prairie Health Complex has been honoured with a special annual award from Alberta Health Service. The pharmacy team won a Spirit Award of Excellence for Teamwork in a program…
The Page – January 10, 2018

It’s never too late to get a 2018 calendar! Except perhaps, on Dec. 31 which is still a long ways away! Local history calendars with a happening from every day of the year over from past decades are available at…
Farmers say carbon tax driving agriculture out

Richard Froese South Peace News Local farmers say the provincial carbon tax has deeply hurt them and could drive agriculture out of business. “If these Canadian and provincial governments continue on this track, they will kill farming, ranching and small…
PIC – High Prairie unveils its mural mosaic

The final mural mosaic for the Town of High Prairie for the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project is unveiled on Dec. 10. The curtain was opened by Mayor Brian Panasiuk, left, and Councillor Debbie Rose, a member of the town’s…
Carbon tax impacts some businesses hard, others not

Richard Froese South Peace News The provincial carbon tax has hit some local businesses hard and others at a minimal impact. Businesses that consume a high volume of fuel pay a big price and are frustrated by the tax. “I…

Richard Froese South Peace News A public hearing to discuss sea cans in hamlets in Big Lakes County has been rescheduled to February. Originally set for Jan. 10 by council, the public hearing has been postponed to Feb. 14 after…

Richard Froese South Peace News All was calm for High Prairie RCMP over the holiday season for Christmas and New Year’s. “Overall it was pretty quiet, nothing out of the ordinary,” says Sgt. George Cameron. “I hope the positive message…
Division-wide student council initiated for HPSD

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division has formed a division-wide school council that met for the first time Dec. 18, says a HPSD news release. “The goal of the council is to present recommendations to school and district leaders…

Richard Froese Spotlight Survivors of the Sixties Scoop and their families are invited to help the provincial government form a meaningful apology. An initial engagement session has been set for Jan. 18 in Peace River at the Bell Petroleum Centre…
PIC – Look out!

High Prairie Regals’ goaltender Matt MacMinn, left, braces for impact as Grimshaw’s Davis Rose, centre, and Shane Smith enter the crease area during a game Jan. 4.
PICs – HPE students celebrate Christmas

Kindergarten and Grade 2 students of High Prairie Elementary School presented their Christmas concert Dec. 20. Each of the classes performed several pieces individually in the 40-minute presentation. The kindergarten class of teacher Jeanne Romick sang S-A-N-T-A and You Better…