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Joussard School – Grade 1s making daffodils

Deigo Willier-Cardinal Joussard Reporter I am sending you a big hello from Joussard School. We continue to be very busy, learning as much as we can, getting ready in the last few weeks of school for our next grade level.…

High Prairie & District Palliative Care Society Rob Smith will be the guest speaker at a workshop entitled A Journey Through Grief: Helping Others Heal The Wounded Soul on April 23 at the High Prairie United Church. Many individuals describe…

The High Prairie Oilmen’s Association is a non-profit organization ran by community volunteers from the oil and gas and industry service sector. Established as a society in 2011, its purpose of is to provide recreational, social opportunities that bring community…
Couple raises $430 for Mexico orphanage

Richard Froese South Peace News A local couple raised several hundred dollars for a Mexican orphanage through a special presentation April 5. Peter and Breanna Spruyt, independent ambassadors for Plexus Worldwide, collected $430 when they promoted health and wellness products…

Richard Froese South Peace News Aging chlorine water systems in Big Lakes County are posing a major risk. At its regular meeting April 13, county council approved a recommendation to replace chorine water systems in water treatment plants in Grouard,…
Safety tips for you and your horses

Spotlight Staff Horses are beautiful, large and powerful animals. Though some people grow up around horses, many have had just brief encounters with horses or enjoyed them from afar. Unpredictable and awe-inspiring, horses require constant care, and those who interact…
Willier named Firefighter-of-the-Year

James Willier, right, receives the Firefighter-of-the-Year award from High Prairie fire chief Ken Melnyk April 9 at the banquet at the Triangle Hall. The prestigious annual award is voted on by the fire department’s members.  

Owner of business can’t increase town wages after cutting his own staff Chris Clegg South Peace News Slashing wages at his business meant that giving an increase to Town of High Prairie staff was unacceptable, one councillor stated during budget…
Black Knot creating black eye

Richard Froese South Peace News Dozens of trees in High Prairie have been nailed with Black Knot. Schubert chokecherry and mayday trees have been hit by the common disease caused by fungus, says Kerry Gordey, a Town of High Prairie…
Firefighting a rewarding way to volunteer, chief says

Richard Froese South Peace News A call to recruit volunteer firefighters in the region continues as fire departments enhance their crews to help make communities safer. The Town of High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department promotes the call as vital and…

Richard Froese South Peace News It’s back by popular demand! The second annual Bridging Our Communities High Prairie Traditional Powwow is set for May 14. Colourful dancers and Aboriginal culture will take centre stage at the Sports Palace at the…
SPOTLIGHT – Watershed planning begins

LSWC Staff For Spotlight Following successful stakeholder workshops in High Prairie and Slave Lake in November, the Lesser Slave Watershed Council is beginning development of its Integrated Watershed Management Plan. The council is engaging with consultants with expertise in watershed…

April 13, 2016 – We are now rebuilding our South Peace News website. Our first order of business is to make the site useable across all platforms – smartphones, tablets and desktop. Secondly, content is more important than flash, so…