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PICS – Underground and upward at UFA

Work progresses at High Prairie UFA to add a new office building on the north side of the site and new and modern fuel pumps on the south section. Construction is scheduled to continue into the fall with full opening…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has set its focus to stimulate the economy and the region. It’s part of the vision in the strategic plan adopted by the executive. “The High Prairie…
Sherkawi returned as president

Richard Froese South Peace News Progress and partnerships are top priorities for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce next year. That’s the word from Tracy Sherkawi who was re-elected president at the annual general meeting July 6. “In…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A gunshot was fired during a family dispute in Joussard July 9 with the victim recovering in an area hospital. Faust RCMP responded to a call at about 7:30 p.m. for help in relation to…
PIC – Swoooosh!

Santana Supernault, 6, of Grouard, enjoys cooling off at Canada Day celebrations at Joussard July 1. The water was supplied courtesy of the Joussard Volunteer Fire Department.

Richard Froese South Peace News One of two hosts of the popular Canadian TV show Canadian Pickers is coming to town this fall. The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sheldon Smithens as the guest speaker at…
PIC – New medical clinic in town

Construction has started on the new Peavine Professional Building west of the new High Prairie Health Complex. The building is being developed by Peavine Metis Settlement to accommodate local physicians.
A journey for healing and hope

Richard Froese Spotlight Tradition and respect for roots of First Nations culture and past were celebrated as generations departed Driftpile in the 16th annual pilgrimage to Lac Ste Anne. “We had close to 70 travel in the wagon train, from…
PIC – Peavey Mart progresses

The framework progresses during construction of the new Peavey Mart in the East Gate retail development. Peavey Mart is scheduled to be opened in the fall 2016 as the anchor tenant of the complex that will eventually cover five acres.
Biggest, best Swan River Parade ever!

Bright, sunny skies greeted hundreds of spectators along Main Street in Kinuso July 1 to watch the Swan River First Nation Canada Day Parade. Dozens of entries from floats, riders, bikes and antique vehicles paraded by, delighting many by tossing…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Native Cultural Arts Museum at Grouard is opening its doors to one of its biggest events of the year on July 16. And what could be more fitting than to dedicate this year’s annual…

Oil, gas industry has hope for better days ahead Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses usually busy with gas and oil activity remain hopeful that the low price will eventually rise and re-energize the industry sooner than later. “We’re…
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…