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Forestry expects little impact

Carbon tax will have minimal effect on lumber prices Richard Froese South Peace News Many changes are expected in the forest industry with the new carbon tax, but it will have little impact on lumber prices, says an industry official.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Lasagna dinner Feb. 21 Interested in helping the Grade 9 Travel Club at St. Andrew’s School go to Toronto? The club’s annual lasagna dinner will be held Feb. 21 in the school gym starting at…

Richard Froese South Peace News Police have arrested all three suspects wanted in the murder of Jeff Gladue. Patrick Letendre, 24, was arrested Jan. 27 in Slave Lake without incident. Meanwhile, Blake Dwight Anderson, 21, of Slave Lake, appeared in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon step up alcohol and drug testing for its employees. At its regular meeting Dec. 14, council approved a recommendation to forward proposed changes to its drug testing policy to human…
Feb. 19-20 Family Day weekend lineup

NOTE: Events subject to change without notice. Please call the editor at [780] 523-4484 to add your event in next week’s edition. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Enilda Enilda Mud Bowl opens the alley starting at 10 a.m. for a special…
Dynamic duo

Asia Badger, left, and Haley Billings use flashlights while sing- ing at the HPE Has Talent Show Feb. 3. Acts from each class were chosen, then participated in the talent show, designed to showcase the skills and talents students have…

Spotlight Staff Pet and animal owners in Alberta now receive better consumer protection from the Veterinary Profession Amendment Act, which started Feb. 1. The act ensures both veterinarians and veterinary technologists adhere to rules pertaining to registration, advertising, illegal practices…
Joussard Grades 3s ready to welcome new teacher

Ralph Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Ralph Giroux and this is my last week of being the reporter for Joussard School. I have enjoyed visiting all of the classes and gathering information for our report. In kindergarten this week,…
HPE students break out funky hairdos

Mya Cardinal Zac Grace HPE Reporters Hi! This is Mya and Zac from High Prairie Elementary School with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 3P is developing into a monstrous L.A./Art project. Have you met any monsters lately? If…
Business support network brings positive change

Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses have a new resource to help improve business and their community. High Prairie Regional Business Support Network will be launched under Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake region with its initial session Feb.…
The Page – February 1, 2017

This Thursday is Groundhog Day – that particularly important day on which a furry rodent attempts to outdo all of Canada’s, and North America’s, professional weather forecasters. You know those guys and gals. They are armed with satellites, computers, charts,…
Travel just got a little easier

Richard Froese South Peace News Seniors and others requiring a ride to medical appointments in High Prairie and Grande Prairie can get on board a small bus starting in two weeks. Big Lakes County Transportation Program will officially roll out…

Richard Froese South Peace News After several months of delay, a local young man will be sentenced in court next week in connection with a fatal death that occurred just over three years ago. Blake Francis Giroux, 24, will be…
PIC – New owners

Burger Baron in High Prairie re-opened Jan. 13 with new owners Reza Akbari, left, and his wife Seemen Ali. Donairs have been added to the menu. Burger Baron closed last fall under previous owners.