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Legalized marijuana hurts youth: Senator

Spotlight Staff A Canadian Senator with roots in the Peace Country is deeply concerned with the Liberal government’s intention to legalize marijuana. “We are clearly headed in the wrong direction and our young people will be the most victimized due…
PICs – Christmas from A-Z celebrated

High Prairie Victory Life Church celebrated Christmas with its Christmas program on Dec. 11. A variety of music, skits, and presentations were enjoyed. Several people ministered in music with voices and instruments. Miracle Morning, the children’s Sunday ministry, presented the…

Normand Boulet, CCA Agricultural Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 In January 2017 at the Provincial Agricultural Service Board (A.S.B.) Conference, at least three resolutions will be presented and voted on by the delegates. If a resolution is carried…
Little ones steal the show at Mihtatakaw Sipiy

Chris Clegg South Peace News Teegan Samms and Rocky Okimaw rocked the house at Driftpile Mihtatakaw Sipiy School’s Christmas Concert Dec. 15. Their Christmas rendition of Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train brought huge applause and laughter from the audience. While…
Ukrainian Christmas celebrated Jan. 7

Richard Froese South Peace News Ukrainians mark Christmas Day two weeks after the well-known date on Dec. 25. Jan. 7 is the day Ukrainians traditionally celebrate Christmas to reflect the old Julian calendar used by the Orthodox Church, the main…
Wishes come true for Dorothy, Toto in Wizard of Oz

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Christmas Wizard of Oz had a surprise ending, not that many did not know who the likely culprit was. Of course, Santa Claus turned out to be the Christmas Wizard, granting wish after wish…
PICs – Community groups help you enjoy Christmas this year

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association presented cheques on Dec. 14 for $200 each to the Bethel Baptist Youth Group and High Prairie Air Cadets, who helped string ground lights on Nov. 12. Beautification has asked two youth groups each…
Santa arrives from Europe in the Philippines

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas in the Philippines is a time for family and church to focus on the real reason for the season. “The Philippines is the only Christian country in Asia,” says Rev. Leon Cadsap, minister of…
PIC – Let the fun begin!

There was certainly no shortage of Christmas concerts to attend in December as children diligently practiced songs and skits in eager anticipation of the big event. The concert featuring the youngest children included play program students as young as four…
Big Bad Wolf still on ‘naughty’ list

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was a Christmas concert two years in the making! Not to mention the first in the new Joussard School! Staff went the extra mile to ensure the first concert was a big success. With…
West Africa Christmas has lots of colour

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas in West Africa has its own unique traditions despite the warmer climates. John and Eileen Duwana, of High Prairie, recall many memories of the season in their home country, Liberia and Ghana. In December,…
PICs – Festival of Trees dazzles

The Festival of Trees at the High Prairie Hospital welcomed guests to open houses Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 14-16. Visitors can still enjoy the display during the season during normal hospital hours.
Former Grouard resident publishes second book

Spotlight staff Former Grouard resident Stan Walchuk makes his living guiding people on horseback rides through the B.C. mountains. When he’s not doing that, he writes about it. His second book based on his experiences – called Common Man/Uncommon Life,…
PICs – Students celebrate the Birth of Christ

A cold/flu bug which swept through St. Andrew’s School in late November and December couldn’t keep Christmas spirit down, or affect the performance of students at the ECS-Grade 1 Christmas Concert Dec. 8. The ECS [kindergarten] and Grade 1 students…
Christmas comes early

Roger Cardinal chosen as HPNFC’s Elder-of-the-Year Richard Froese South Peace News Aboriginal leaders and Elders were honoured at the 36th annual Elders’ Banquet Dec. 10 at the Edmo Peyre Hall in High Prairie, hosted by High Prairie Native Friendship Centre.…
Saints never forget less fortunate

Chris Clegg South Peace News There is plenty of cheer around during Christmas, so it may be easy to forget there are some people not as fortunate. As a result, when it comes to helping the needy in their school…