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Flashing green lights in vehicles should help firefighters respond faster Chris Clegg South Peace News When you see green flashing lights, pull over and you might help save the life of someone you know. It’s the biggest reason High Prairie town council…
Bull’s-eye!

Jarett Hicks takes aim at a cup while playing a game at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s popular Summer Reading Program July 14. Playing games is all part of fun in addition to reading books!
Lambton named Hillview principal

SPN Staff The new principal at East Prairie Hillview School is no stranger to the area. Northland School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Lambton, who has been with the division for the past six years. Lambton…
Northland names new principal

SPN Staff Northland School Division No. 61 is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lemay as principal of Grouard Northland School. Lemay has accumulated a wealth of experience while working for Northland. For the past eight years, she served…
Tourism promoted in draft plan

Richard Froese South Peace News Growth in tourism and alternative energy in Big Lakes County are key drivers suggested in the draft municipal development plan to help sustain the future. Both the MDP and land-use bylaw were presented at open…
PIC – PRJH rewards artist

Emily Okemow, middle, receives the inaugural Artist-of-the-Year Award at Prairie River Junior High School during the school awards ceremonies June 17. The award is presented by principal Brennan McDonald, left, and music teacher Colin Chrabaszcz.

Richard Froese South Peace News Objectives and policy have been set in the Big Lakes County draft municipal development plan. The plan sustains the county in various sectors: Agriculture * Support the long term viability of the agricultural industry in…
PICS – Fun and games galore

Canada Day in High Prairie provided plenty of fun for the entire family at Freson Bros. parking lot. Activities were co-hosted by Marigold Enterprises, the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council, and Freson Bros.

H.P. court docket July 4, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul A Driftpile man who spit during a spat with police has paid a hefty price. Shawn Daniel Isa- dore, 40, was fined $300, plus a victim fine surcharge of $90, each…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 17-year-old boy was fined $650 for possessing stolen property. The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was fined $250, plus a $75 victim fine surcharge, each on two charges…
PICS – Joussard celebration fun for all

Hundreds of people attended Canada Day festivities at Joussard July 1. The Joussard Community Association held activities for children and adults inside the hall and adjacent grounds. After a short opening ceremony, about 100 participated in the popular bicycle parade.…
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…