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Chris Clegg South Peace News Ron and Diane Ukrainetz were selected as the latest citizens to have their names added to the High Prairie Citizens Monument. Council made the selection at a special meeting Oct. 27. Plans for a ceremony…

Richard Froese South Peace News A study to build broadband to the High Prairie region and northern Alberta has been launched with opportunity for community consultation. The Northern Alberta Broadband Preparedness Project will be presented at an information session in…
PICs – Saving lives

The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department has again worked toward helping make our community a safer place. Through fundraising efforts, the department purchased four AED Heart Defibrillators. The units will be strategically located in key areas in the community. One…
High Prairie garden business owner blooms with award

Richard Froese Spotlight A greenhouse operator in the High Prairie area has been selected as one of the top 10 young Canadian gardening entrepreneurs outstanding in her field. Christie Pollack of Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses was named in the Top…

Spotlight Staff The Assembly of First Nations’ national chief has weighed in on the controversial dam proposed on the Peace River in northern British Columbia. Perry Bellegarde says the Site C Dam approval is contrary to Canada’s laws. Bellegarde toured…
PICs – Chambers presents annual awards at gala

Eight awards were presented to seven High Prairie and area businesses at the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce awards gala Oct. 22 at the Triangle Hall. Awards were presented in several wide-ranging categories. Many other events highlighted the…
PIC – Read all about it

High Prairie Elementary School celebrated Family Literacy Day on Oct. 26 with Family Literacy Night. Students from kindergarten to Grade 3 invited parents for an evening of fun and games to promote reading and writing, and other aspects of literacy.…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly meeting Nov. 2 to plan for Christmas. The meeting begins in the conference room of the Town of High Prairie civic building at noon. “We…
Students learn bus safety

Nevaeh Thunder-Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School. I am Nevaeh Thunder-Giroux and this will be my last week of reporting. Please make sure you check in to see who is next month’s reporter. Our kindergarten kids are getting all…
Msgr. Charles Lavoie celebrates 25 years of service

Mac Olsen Spotlight The Ste. Anne Paroisse in Falher was filled nearly to capacity on Oct. 16, as hundreds of people helped Msgr. Charles Lavoie celebrate 25 years in the priesthood. The service was held in English and French, and…

Got your poppies? It is that time of year. Donate at any of the boxes just about everywhere. Remembrance Day itself is just a week away. Make plans to attend services. * * * * * * * High Prairie…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Sept. 21 to Oct. 18: Northern Alberta Mayors & Reeves Oct. 7, I attended the NAMR Caucus…

Chris Clegg South Peace News To stand trial or not to stand trial? It was a question debated amongst the judge and a lawyer in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 17. A local man appeared charged with sexual assault. A…

H.P. court docket Oct. 24, 2016 Judge M.B. Golden A 40-year-old man was ordered to still pay restitution of more than $600 even though the deadline passed from a court order. Gregory Jason Anderson was fined $400, plus a victim…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has heard from the provincial environment minister about flooding concerns on the Heart and East Prairie rivers. At its regular meeting Oct. 12, council received a letter from Environment and Parks Minister…
PIC – TD supports women’s shelter

TD Bank Canada Trust branch in High Prairie donated $1,000 to the Sucker Creek Women’s Shelter Oct. 27. Left-right are TD Alberta north district vice-president Todd Linnen, Sucker Creek First Nation Councillor Roderick Willier, TD branch manager Jennifer Zatko, Sucker…