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Happy Canada Day, the old-fashioned way

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association. Historical and rural life of the past were highlighted with various activities such as the antique tractor parade, horse wagon rides, demonstrations of flour…

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed new administrators in Slave Lake with a principal at C.J. Schurter School, vice-principal at E.G. Wahlstrom School, and principal at Roland Michener Secondary School. Robyn Ord-Boisvert returns to C.J. Schurter School as Pprincipal…

Spotlight Staff People who put a lot of thought into their wardrobes know that one of the challenges presented by the changing seasons is figuring out what to wear and when. Such sudden changes can be problematic, as not everyone…
2016 E.W. Pratt High School Graduation Ceremony

“Small Town, Big Dreams” for Pratt grads Chris Clegg South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Grad Class of 2016 celebrated its graduation July 9 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. Many speakers alluded to the chosen theme “Small Town, Big…
Lilian Beland receives NLC Award

Tom Henihan Spotlight Along with celebrating the achievements of 1,385 students at Northern Lakes College Convocation on June 3, the college also honoured Lilian Beland, presenting her with the 2016 “Friend of Northern Lakes College Award.” The award is in…
The Page – July 6, 2016

Holy trailer-home Batman, what a string of campers, trailers, and motorhomes rolling down the highways, heading in all directions! If northern Alberta was not “the” destination of choice this July long weekend just over, we sure would like to know…
COW Bus provides a mooooving experience

Chris Clegg South Peace News Many look forward to their annual visit each year and early June was no exception. The Alberta Prairie Classroom On Wheels [COW Bus] was in the region June 7-10 with one stop at the High…
Art comes alive at museum

Chris Clegg South Peace News An untapped reservoir of artistic talent was on display at the High Prairie and District Museum in late May and early June. Students from St. Andrew’s School and E.W. Pratt High School were allowed space…
PICS – Band strikes a chord

A band comprised of Grade 8-12 students at Prairie River Junior High School and E.W. Pratt High School performed June 9 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre’s Performing Arts Centre. Director and music teacher Colin Chrabaszcz directed the band during…

Spotlight Albertans are invited to nominate community leaders for recognition in the fifth annual Inspiration Awards. The awards honour Albertans who are work across the province and demonstrate leadership in family and community safety, by building healthy relationships and preventing…
Wow! What a powwow!

Richard Froese Spotlight Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
PICS – Bash ’em and bogged down

Vehicles were bashing and crashing and others were bogged down in the mud at Triangle as the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association hosted its annual Demolition Derby and Mud Bogs June 25-26. Hundreds of spectators were thrilled by the action, with 26…

Richard Froese South Peace News Community bantam football has officially arrived in the area. The High Prairie Outlaws were welcomed June 26 during the league’s annual general meeting. “We were voted unanimously into the Peace Country Bantam Football League, making…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County continues to build and value partnerships to secure a sustainable future. “I see this process critical to our overall economy and future,” CAO Bill Kostiw states in his monthly report to council…
PIC – Maure wins truck

Monique Maure, left, receives her top prize of a GMC truck from Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association president Henry Nyberg on June 30. Maure won the draw on June 26 at the Demolition Derby and Mud Bog. Other winners of $1,000…
The 2016 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…