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Submitted by HPE High Prairie Elementary School hosted the High Prairie School Division Hand Games Tournament April 15. Four schools participated in the event. Kinuso sent their elementary and junior/senior high teams. Joussard and High Prairie Elementary entered an elementary…
Joussard School – We are the champions!

Deigo Willier-Cardinal Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Deigo, the reporter for South Peace News from Joussard School, bringing you our news. Our whole school is very proud of our Hand Games Team. Five teams attended the tournament in High Prairie…
Award-winning author passes away

A man proud of his heritage, Larry Loyie lived a Cree life Larry Loyie had two dreams back in 2005. The first was to leave Vancouver and return to Cree country, the source and inspiration for his award-winning children’s books.…
Long dry spell sparks extreme fire hazard

Richard Froese Spotlight Extremely dry and windy spring conditions have raised the risk of wildfires. “It is very very dry this spring because of a lack of accumulation of snow,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk, who has served on the…
PIC – First of many

The High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funds at their first barbecue of the year at Freson Bros. on April 15. Harold L’Hirondelle, left, is served by volunteers and directors. Proceeding right from L’Hirondelle are volunteer…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie firefight- ers may soon have green flashing lights in their vehicles to help arrive at emergency calls sooner. Council agreed at its April 12 meeting to take part in the Green Lights Program.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council plans to meet with its municipal and First Nations’ neighbours before it moves forward on a regional water system. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to separately…
Teacher turns author

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie teacher, who became an author after she retired, visited the local library to promote her first two books. Beth Rowe signed her books Bird of Barjag and Mischief Mischief at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie has changed its graduation date and venue to July 9 to accommodate a larger class. Ceremonies have been moved to the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.…
Expect a knock on your door

Business input sought to plan future Richard Froese South Peace News Businesses in the High Prairie area will soon get a visit as part of a program to collect data and help municipal councils plan for future development. The High…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Faust resident will have to remove three cabins he recently moved to property in the hamlet. The order came after Big Lakes County council turned down a rezoning request after a public hearing April…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rumours are swirling of the impending opening of a Peavey Mart in High Prairie. Meanwhile, a company spokesman will neither confirm or deny the rumour. “I have no announcement at this time,” says Jest Sidloski,…

Richard Froese South Peace News New welcome signs have been approved for highways and hamlets by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to approve the design for the highway signs to welcome motorists…

Spotlight Staff Did you know you could pay your traffic fines online? Apparently, most do because more Albertans are doing so. The Association of Alberta Registry Agents says more Albertans are paying their traffic fines online than ever before, and…