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Swim to celebrate 150 years of Canada

Richard Froese South Peace News A special promotion to encourage fitness and celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial has been launched at the High Prairie Regional Aqua- tic Centre. High Prairie’s Canadian Sesquicentennial Swim Challenge started Jan. 2 and continues until July 16…
Bottom’s up!

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie served a traditional Ukrainian Christmas dinner for 32 people on Jan. 7 as a fundraiser. Tamara Strebchuk was the winner, but was unable to attend. Seated left-right, are her parents-in-law Leo and Helen…
Little Smoky Ski Area getting up to speed for 2017

Tom Henihan Spotlight Little Smoky Ski Area began its 2017 season with three runs open, plus the bunny hill. The tube park opened with two lanes on January 1, and by January 14, three lanes will be operating with up…
A Christmas gift from the MLA to the PTA at Triangle

The Pioneer Threshermen’s Association received a $20,138 grant from the provincial Community Facility Enhancement Program for upgrades to the new Triangle Hall that was officially opened in May 2016. Lesser Slave Lake MLA and Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee, left,…
Carbon tax feared

Richard Froese South Peace News Fuel prices have risen with a new carbon tax that local municipalities fear will increase costs and hit taxpayers. Created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, the carbon tax in Alberta’s Climate…
“Home, sweet home” in Gift Lake

Richard Froese Spotlight Christmas was special for six families of Gift Lake Metis Settlement when they received the keys to their new homes built by Habitat for Humanity. “I express my gratitude to Gift Lake and Habitat for Humanity for…

H.P. court docket Dec. 19, 2016 Judge J.K. Sihra A young man from Sunset House will pay a hefty fine after being convicted of his first impaired charge. Douglas Daniel Dubois, 20, was fined $1,300, plus a victim fine surcharge…
2016 Year in Review – October/November/December

OCTOBER Oct. 1: After 20 years, the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council opens a facility it can call its own in the former House of Furniture building. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee helps cut the ribbon. Oct.…
The Page – Jan. 4, 2017

A few weeks ago, we mentioned how many millionaires are in the High Prairie trading area. Last week came the interesting information that, in North America’s fourth largest city, there are an estimated 100,000 millionaires. Holy gold mines Batman, there’s…
2016 Year in Review – July/August/September

JULY July 1: Kinuso Family Foods wins Best Businesses Float at the Swan River Rodeo Canada Day Parade. July 4: Eleanor Barnes passes away at Peace River at the age of 92 years. She was a teacher on the Women’s…
2016 Year in Review – April/May/June

April April 2: The Valleyview Jets and Grande Prairie Athletics are accepted back into the NPHL at a meeting in Fairview. April 3: Grouard girls Neriah Auger and Shealynn Auger win gold medals at the 2016 Alberta Female Native Hockey…
Bishop Routhier School holds Christmas concert

Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Metis Settlement presented its annual Christmas concert Dec. 21. Students from pre-schoolers to Grade 5 sang a variety of Christmas carols and songs. Makenna Carifelle was the master of ceremonies and also read ‘Twas the…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce resumes its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 11 at noon in the chamber office in the Town of High Prairie civic building. The executive plans…
Slave Lake women set up in business as “doulas”

Support for women giving birth Joe McWilliams For Spotlight The word ‘doula’ might not be familiar to many in this area. If not, here goes: it’s a Greek term that means something along the lines of ‘a woman who serves.’…

Spotlight Staff Carbon rebates will soon be in the mail as the province implements a carbon tax Jan. 1, 2017 under Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. “Six out of 10 Albertans will get a carbon rebate starting in January,” Environment Minister…
2016 Year in Review – January/February/March

January Jan. 4: Ray Johnson starts his job at J.B. Wood Continuing Care as new care manager. Jan. 4: Nomination Day closes for two vacant seats on High Prairie town council. Jeff Burgar, Brian Gilroy, Arlen Quartly and James Waikle…