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Best Rod 1st Place – 1923 Ford T-Bucket Wayne Lapawchuk Kinuso, Ab. 2nd Place – 1947 Chev Businessman Coupe Cliff Atkinson Northstar, Ab. Best Original 1st Place 1929 Model A Roadster Pick-up Fred Moes Swan Hills, Ab. 2nd Place 1972…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is considering a change in the way it grants religious property tax exemptions. Concerning council is the current policy that some buildings are being rented to churches or religious groups, prompting…
Murder victims’ families show photos in court

Richard Froese South Peace News Parents and family of two Whitefish teens murdered were in court Sept. 19 to see the accused make his second appearance. Edward Devon Boyce Gladue appeared in High Prairie provincial court Sept. 19 and will…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is picking up the extra cost of insurance at the High Prairie tennis courts. Council agreed at its Sept. 13 meeting to pay the $520 bill seeing they were partly responsible.…
Beautification wins national contest

Winner of 1,000 tulip bulbs! Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie will be awash in 1,000 red and white tulips next spring. The High Prairie Community Beautification Association is one of 150 winners and has already received 1,000 tulip…
Alberta tire recycling effort hits 100 million

Spotlight Staff It’s a lot of rubber! Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone: 100 million tires have been recycled since the program’s inception in 1992. “This achievement shows Albertans’ commitment to protecting the environment is stronger than…

Spotlight Staff Will Old Man Winter be arriving soon? Can we expect warm weather until Halloween? The answers to those questions and more are being predicted in The Weather Network’s annual fall forecast, which predicts weather in September, October and…
PIC – Nearing the end

Construction crews start to see the end of the upgrade project on 50 Street between Highway 2 and 60 Avenue. “Contractors say the work will be completed by Sept. 23,” Town of High Prairie CAO Brian Martinson says. “Rain and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Consumable water will soon flow to Triangle from High Prairie. At its regular meeting Sept. 14, Big Lakes County council approved a staff recommendation to proceed with plans to finalize the design and continue with…
PIC – One of many!

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association recognized about 20 of the town’s best well-kept yards last week by placing placards in front lawns. Beautification decided at its July 25 meeting to recognize residents who make the special effort to make…
New office opens for growing mill

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has moved into its new office building with modern efficiencies. “The office is a well-positioned staging area,” says Lee Barton, general manager of HPFP, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Forestry and lumber businesses make the cut for a prosperous industry during the current economic downturn. High Prairie Forest Products continues to thrive since the parent company West Fraser Timber Co. bought the former Buchanan…
Mayor applauds Northern Woods and Water Route’s revival

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to revive the Northern Woods and Water Route, which includes the High Prairie area, are back on the road. Stretching from Dawson Creek to Winnipeg, the name was initiated by McLennan CN employee George…
PIC – Deputy mayor sworn in

Town of High Prairie Councillor Debbie Rose is sworn in as the new deputy mayor by CAO Brian Martinson [not shwon] at the beginning of the regular meeting Aug. 23. Rose serves as deputy for six months from Aug. 15…