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Spotlight Staff Many farmers and other people in rural Alberta are feeling stressful during down economic times. Now, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry offers information and several tips in a news release on the government website. There is no question that…
Bazaar to honour elderly

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Bringing Unity to Families in Honouring the Elderly” is the theme of the Dec. 17 Country Christmas Bazaar at the Elks Hall on the rodeo grounds. Dharlyne Vicklund, owner of Wolf Talon Creations, is hosting…

Chris Clegg South Peace News MLA holding open house Nov. 25 Danielle Larivee is holding an open house Nov. 25 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at her constituency office in the Town of High Prairie building. Larivee invites everyone to drop by…
HPE – Students wrap 39 shoeboxes for needy

Malcolm Cooper Ilona Drefs HPE Reporters Hi! This is Ilona Drefs and Malcolm Cooper with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 4W has been working on their writing skills with a focus on great beginnings. Some of the students…
PIC – The people who bring you Light-Up!

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association raises money and organizes Light-Up each year. Members posed Nov. 12 after laying ground lights with the help of the High Prairie Air Cadets and Bethel Baptist Youth Group. Left-right are Linda Cox, Mary…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has re-instated funding for the Smoky River Ski Area west of High Prairie. In December 2015, council decided to cut support for the ski hill but had an abrupt change of…
Northland students inspired, motivated

Spotlight Staff Hundreds of Northland School Division students are returning to their home communities feeling motivated and inspired after attending WE Day at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary Oct. 26. Students from Keg River, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Grouard, Wabasca-Desmarais, Peerless…

Spotlight Staff The Government of Alberta is helping prepare Indigenous post- secondary students for success with $7 million in scholarships. Financial awards are available to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students in programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields.…

Popular Cookie Extravaganza Dec. 7 Shirley Kuefler For South Peace News Though the United Church building has been sold, the congregation is still very much a presence in High Prairie. United Church services are now held each Sunday at the…
PIC – Bringing holiday cheer

The High Prairie Community Christmas Choir is back for its second year under the direction of Jennifer Anderson. The choir sings old-time Christmas carols around the town during the holiday season. The choir will be singing on High Prairie Light-Up…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Nov. 2-15. Community Health Workshop Nov. 7, I attended the Community Health and Wellness Committee Community Engagement Workshop. Councillors Brian Gilroy and…
It’s time to turn on the Christmas lights!

Chris Clegg South Peace News Winter may have not yet embraced its grip in the South Peace but it doesn’t mean winter celebrations are waiting. High Prairie’s most anticipated winter event is just days away. The switch will be flipped…
Santa Claus Parade enters 12th year

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s hard to believe the Santa Claus Parade enters its 12th year in High Prairie in 2016. But a dozen years wonderful years it is! The dream of High Prairie resident Anne Bankey keeps growing…

Spend local and win! It’s the central theme to the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce’s promotion during High Prairie Light-Up Nov. 25. The promotion, which encourages local citizens to shop at home, will coincide on the evening of…
NLC honours long-time employees

Spotlight Staff The contributions of Northern Lakes College professionals were honoured during an awards dinner and reception Nov. 10. Celebrating a combined 500 years, long service awards were presented to 38 staff members for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,…

Richard Froese Spotlight East Peace Beef Cattle Day is coming to Triangle on Nov. 30. Holistic management, corn forage, and cost of production are topics that will be covered at the event at Triangle Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 3…