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Richard Froese South Peace News Organizers of the annual Astral Harvest Music and Arts Festival near Driftpile face a penalty for breaching its operating permit with Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting, July 27, council approved a recommendation to…
Alliance elects new executive

SPN Staff On June 28, the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance held elections at its annual general meeting at the Eagle Point Golf Course in Wabasca. The following board members were elected for the 2016-17 term: * Chair, Barry Sharkawi,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Well-kept yards in High Prairie will soon be recognized by the High Prairie Community Beautification Association. At its July 25 meeting, the association decided to spend $150 to make 8 1/2 x 11” placards, which…
Homegrown goodness

Richard Froese South Peace News Local food is the feature flavour on the menu in The Farm Truck, a new catering business in the region. “It’s a mobile restaurant,” says Diane Perry, who operates the business with her husband Carey…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Efforts will be made to forage a better relationship between the High Prairie Medical Clinic and Alberta Health Services, citizens heard at a public meeting July 14. The meeting was called by High Prairie town…
Sucker Creek supports lobby

Chris Clegg South Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation’s chief says he would “like to see something happen” in regard to having renal dialysis treatment in the new High Prairie Hospital. Chief Jim Badger lobbied for the service during a…

Richard Froese South Peace News A water and sewer project for Key Cove Estates subdivision in Joussard could get support from Big Lakes County as a local improvement project. At its regular meeting July 27, council approved a staff recommendation…
PICs – Minister visits Sucker Creek

Sucker Creek First Nations welcomed Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan July 27. Feehan attended to hear various concerns from the band council. In the top photo, Feehan receives a traditional gift from Chief Jim Badger, a beautiful drum…

Bank’s error is bank’s problem, not town’s Chris Clegg South Peace News A taxpayer zinged with a $3,539.31 tax penalty is getting no sympathy from High Prairie town council. “It is a bank problem and they have agreed … the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Bill Kostiw has officially ended his services with Big Lakes County as chief administrative officer. Council accepted his letter of resignation after an in-camera meeting July 13. His final work day was July 29. “I…
Council honours Emter

High Prairie town council held a ceremony before their meeting July 26 to remember Quenten Emter. Emter passed away Feb. 7 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 46 years, barely two months after being diagnosed with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Compliance nears 100 per cent Messy yards in High Prairie are getting the attention of the town’s peace officers. Senior officer Alan Bloom reported at council’s July 26 meeting that 25 unsightly notices were handed…

The High Prairie United Church is holding a “Moving On” sale. The congregation is moving to smaller quarters, so most of the contents of the building must be sold. The sale occurs Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.;…
Good ol’ time at the fourth annual Hoedown Jamboree

Richard Froese Spotlight Toes were tapping and hands were clapping at the fourth annual Country Hoedown on July 22-24 in Triangle at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds. “We had a crowd estimated at 1,000 people, similar to last year,” says…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tolko Industries would like to have an answer sooner than later. The company’s need to secure a wood supply in its efforts to reopen its OSB plant west of High Prairie was cited in a…