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Driftpile career fair helps job search

Richard Froese Spotlight Opportunities for jobs and career training in the region were promoted at the Driftpile Career Fair on March 23. “We wanted to show students and people the opportunities for employment and training in our region,” says Sandee…
PICs – Mertz wins county photo contest

Big Lakes County congratulates Brad Mertz, bottom photo, left, for submitting his winning entry in the county’s amateur photo contest with the theme A County We Are Proud to Call Home. The contest ran from Sept. 1, 2016 to Feb.…
A facility to be proud of

Future of renal dialysis in High Prairie being studied I recently had the chance to tour our new state-of-the-art health complex that’s opening soon in High Prairie. This modern, bright and spacious facility is a tremendous improvement to health care…
HPSD success coaches continue to close the gap

Richard Froese Spotlight Success coaches in High Prairie School Division have lived up to their role to help Aboriginal students close the gap. Achievements and plans moving forward were presented by a delegation to the school board at its regular…

Richard Froese South Peace News Churches in the High Prairie area are again joining for an ecumenical Good Friday service to celebrate Easter. The Nazarene Church of High Prairie will host the service starting at 11 a.m. “We are inviting…
New in High Prairie and loving it

New managers of dental clinic wants to be part of community Chris Clegg South Peace News The importance of family and dedication to the community are values the new dentist of the High Prairie Core Dental Centre hopes to bring…

Mac Olsen Spotlight The 16th annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show is coming soon and it will feature everything from home-based businesses to hunting equipment and apparel. “There’s something for everybody at our show for the ladies, men and…
DUC banquet offered good food, good time

Tom Henihan Spotlight The 28th Smoky River Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) banquet and auction took place at the Elks Hall in McLennan on Saturday, March 18. Approximately 70 people attended the DUC event for members and invited guests. The purchase…
High Prairie pool manager fired after award winning year

The High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre won two awards from the Canadian Red Cross last year under the Petersen couple’s management. The first was for Largest Programming Growth in 2015-16 and for Highest Sales in Swimming and Water Safety for…

The following letters of support were submitted by the staff at the High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre. They were attached to a letter to High Prairie mayor Linda Cox, and copies forwarded to the parties mentioned in the foreword below.…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for March 8-21: Forestry Day at the Legislature March 7, Alberta Forest Products hosted a half-day workshop highlighting the industry…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie and District Community Band is getting some money from High Prairie town council. Council agreed at its March 14 meeting to give the band $1,500 to support their music and for room…
Hospital gets top marks from MLA, minister

Richard Froese South Peace News A tour of the new High Prairie Health Complex received top marks from the local MLA and the provincial health minister. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman were thrilled with…

Spotlight Staff Albertans are reminded to take precautions to prevent forest fires as new wildfire protection regulations take effect March 31, says a government news release. “Last fall, we passed important legislation to help deter unsafe behaviour and give our…

HPSD Meeting Briefs Spotlight Staff Cheques from High Prairie School Division to schools are being reduced. At its monthly meeting March 15, HPSD board of trustees approved a motion with the clause “…to a maximum of $5,000 per month per…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s time to get fit and raise a few dollars for a good cause. The St. Andrew’s Grade 12 Class of 2007 is holding a Move-a-Thon April 8 at the High Prairie Elementary School gymnasium.…