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Slave Lake women set up in business as “doulas”

Support for women giving birth Joe McWilliams For Spotlight The word ‘doula’ might not be familiar to many in this area. If not, here goes: it’s a Greek term that means something along the lines of ‘a woman who serves.’…

Spotlight Staff Carbon rebates will soon be in the mail as the province implements a carbon tax Jan. 1, 2017 under Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. “Six out of 10 Albertans will get a carbon rebate starting in January,” Environment Minister…
2016 Year in Review – January/February/March

January Jan. 4: Ray Johnson starts his job at J.B. Wood Continuing Care as new care manager. Jan. 4: Nomination Day closes for two vacant seats on High Prairie town council. Jeff Burgar, Brian Gilroy, Arlen Quartly and James Waikle…
Local food bank harvests big donation

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funding just in time for the busy Christmas season. Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox presented a cheque of $3,723.23 to food bank co-ordinator…
PICs – Grouard Northland School celebrates Christmas

Grouard Northland School presented its annual Christmas concert Dec. 20. Students from kindergarten to Grade 9 sang a variety of Christmas carols and songs, with a few with a Canadian flavour. The 45-minute concert opened with a Cree prayer by…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Dec. 7-31: Bio-economy Panel Discussions Dec. 7, I attended a workshop in Drayton Valley, Alta. on bio-economy…
Health bursaries awarded

The High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary Society is certainly doing its part to help local residents attain education in the medical field. The auxiliary awarded $2,000 bursaries to Kalie Anderson and Adrien Dominguez, both of High Prairie. Students are encouraged…
Santa’s Little Helpers distribute 19 Christmas hampers

Richard Froese South Peace News Many families and households had plenty on their plates with Christmas hampers from the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council. Santa’s Little Helpers were busy sorting, wrapping gifs and packing food at the Children’s…

Spotlight Staff Non-profit community groups in Alberta will be eligible for funding to commemorate the 150th anniversary Canada with $2 million available. The Alberta Canada 150 Grant is one of a number of initiatives the Government of Alberta will introduce…
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…