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The Festival of Trees Committee has made a $500 donation to the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society. The decision was made at the committee’s first meeting Sept. 29 to organize this year’s Festival of Trees. This year’s Festival…

Richard Froese South Peace News A major project to upgrade a road in the east end of Big Lakes County south to House Mountain has been scheduled to start in the next few weeks. “The contractor anticipates starting work by…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie RCMP has learned that it will no longer be required to provide information and documents in the French language. Response and comments are being invited at a community forum Oct. 25 at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Safety is highly promoted for the annual Fire-Prevention Week from Oct. 9-15. “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the theme. Statistics show that, on average, fire kills eight…
Aboriginal communities also protected

Richard Froese South Peace News Fire departments in First Nations communities provide a key service to their communities and the surrounding area. Driftpile First Nation Volunteer Fire Department responded to several motor vehicle collisions this year. “We get most of…

FIRE ESCAPE PLAN AT WORK: Do you know?: -Your fire escape plan? -Your designated meeting place in the event of a fire? -Who your floor fire emergency officer is? -The location of the nearest fire extinguisher? -The location of the…
High Prairie fire department records fewer calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded to consider- ably fewer calls this year. “I’m really surprised how quiet it has been so far this year,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk. For the first nine…
County fire departments ready to do their part!

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County Volunteer Fire Department has five fire halls and crews in the hamlets of Enilda, Faust, Grouard, Joussard, and Kinuso. Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has responded to few calls this year. “We’ve been…
PICs – Let’s get physical!

Workplace Wellness Month in October in High Prairie is being promoted by the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board in partnership with Alberta Health Services health promotions. Free sessions are offered for POUND fitness, Aqua Z, public skating and…
Message from the Acting Fire Commissioner (Alberta)

October 9, 2016 marks the beginning of another Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year features smoke alarms and the importance of replacing aged, out of date smoke alarms. Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Quite…
Friendship Centre marks Orange Shirt Day

The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre marked Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Left-right are Tracy Cardinal, Edward L’Hirondelle, program co-ordinator Bev L’Hirondelle, Yvonne Lachance, and executive director Lyanne Grammer.   Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Native…

A 17-year-old boy has lost his driving privileges for a long time. The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was suspended from driving for two years when he appeared in High Prairie youth court Oct.…

Ilona Drefs HPE Reporter Hi! This is Ilona Drefs from Grade 5C with the HPE news report. There is an HPE casino and volunteers are required Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1. We know it’s Halloween, we don’t get…

Nevaeh Thunder-Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Nevaeh Thunder-Giroux once again, bringing you the news from our wonderful school! In kindergarten, our students are proud to announce that each one of them now has an iPad! Their teacher, Kevin Lott…

Select, Select Rentals for all your building needs! Jennifer Auger South Peace News Select Rentals has been in business since 2010, before then it was known as CAT Rentals. The atmosphere at Select Rentals is welcoming, whether you are a…