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Chris Clegg South Peace News A response to the ‘Stoess Street Mystery’ has arrived at South Peace News from the Lower Mainland. An email was received Oct. 7 from Robert Moen indicating a potential relationship between Pat Ireland and Charles…
PIC – Tiptoe through the tulips!

A few High Prairie Community Beautification Association members and volunteers planted 500 tulips in MacIntyre Park on Oct. 1 in a steady downpour of rain. Left-right are Mary Burgar, Trish Long, volunteer Cheryl Coughlan, Michael Long and volunteer Matt Coughlan.…
Abused, wounded dog left to die in dumpster

Chris Clegg South Peace News An outpouring of emotion for a puppy left to die in a dumpster is prompting anger in an explosion on Facebook. High Prairie RCMP reported Oct. 2 that they are investigating an incident of animal…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A lawyer practicing law in the High Prairie area for over 20 years has been called to the bench. Ivan Modeste Laurie Ladouceur was appointed to St. Paul, in the Edmonton Region of the Provincial…

Chris Clegg South Peace News AHS puts out call for volunteers Alberta Health Services needs you! Volunteer resources co-ordinator Tammy Dillabough reported at the High Prairie Interagency meeting Oct. 5 that AHS is recruiting volunteers to work at the new…
PICs – ‘We will always remember them’

Over 100 people attended the Sisters in Spirit Vigil Oct. 4 at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. The vigil, also known as walk, primarily recognizes missing or murdered aboriginal women although the vigil has since expanded to recognize all…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has taken a tough stand against a long-time local family despite a few councillors saying they could be in the wrong. Wayne Konelsky attended council’s Sept. 13 meeting objecting to an…
Tears flow at annual vigil

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tears were shed and memories of lost loved ones rekindled at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil Oct. 4. “There are over 1,000 missing people,” said High Prairie Native Friendship Centre board chair Vicky Barsalou. “No…
PIC – Call her Master Isaac!

On Aug. 20, the Taekwondo Alliance of Alberta conducted the Master Level examination for instructors Terri Miller and Melissa Isaac. Both students were fourth dan instructors. Smith is a fourth degree instructor and has accumulated over 25 years experience and…

Richard Froese South Peace News A hockey tournament planned for High Prairie to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital did not happen. The Cassidy Davies-Hunt Co-ed Hockey Tournament set for Oct. 7-9 was cancelled from a lack of entries.…
PIC – Donation ‘all heart’

Big Lakes County presented Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation area manager Margaret Bell, third from right, with a cheque for $15,000 on Sept. 28. Proceeds were raised at the third annual Big Lakes Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 20. Also,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council is relieved that work to deter future flooding to the Horse Lakes area will be completed and funding by the provincial government. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, council was informed…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two tickets to an Edmonton Oilers’ hockey game is among the top auction items at the Small Business Week Gala for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are still available for the…

Spotlight Staff Paramedics in the province will get new tools and treatment options to better serve patients in rural and remote areas. The transfer of the paramedic profession from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professions Act will strengthen…
Fire Safety Tips

COOKING PRECAUTIONS Kitchen fires due to cooking oil or grease igniting into flames cause the fastest-spreading and most destructive type of residential fire. When cooking with grease or oil, it is extremely important that you plan ahead so that you…