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PIC – Queen of the Tomatoe

The ladies on a garden tour last week stopped in to see Sophie Boisson, the Queen of the Tomatoe. She is seen here in her greenhouse with her strawberry tomatoes which are actually shaped like a strawberry.
Impaired and distracted driving on the radar

Richard Froese South Peace News Impaired and distracted driving are the two key focal targets of campaigns this month for the High Prairie and Big Lakes Traffic Safety Coalition. Members of the coalition distributed brochures to 100 motorists to promote…

Katrina Owens Spotlight Slave Lake Pawn officially opened its doors to the public earlier this month on Aug. 8, 2016. Owners Shelly and Mike Bennett chatted with The Leader last week and gave an update on how things are going…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council will take a final look at its strategic plan as it heads into the last year of its term. At its regular meeting Aug. 10, council approved a recommendation to set…
County CAO in the interim

Garry Peterson, left, started as the acting chief administrative officer for Big Lakes County on Aug. 3 and will serve until Sept. 30. Here, he stands with Reeve Ken Matthews. Council continues to search for a permanent CAO to secure…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans by Tolko Industries to re-open its OSB plant west of High Prairie are being pushed further along by Town of High Prairie council. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council approved a motion from…

Richard Froese South Peace News A permanent commanding officer for High Prairie RCMP, a dog handler for drugs, and enhanced policing are top priorities for town council and local police. Those were the key issues as the RCMP made its…
Duwana has heart as new care manager

Richard Froese South Peace News John Duwana has a heart to serve the healthcare needs as the new care manager at High Prairie Health Complex for acute care and emergency department. He started April 4 and brings a decade of…
Masson wins ATV raffle

Chris Clegg South Peace News Lucky once, lucky twice! Ernie Masson did one better this year. After placing second in the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo ATV Raffle last year and winning $500, Masson won the grand prize this year.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Many pro-active promotions will be featured at the Driftpile Back-to-School Health and Safety Fair set for Aug. 23. Nine agencies and organizations will be on display at the event sponsored by Driftpile Health Services at…
LSLWC receives $37,480 grant from province

The effort to protect lakes and streams in the Lesser Slave Lake area got a bit of help last week in the form of a $37,480 provincial government grant to the Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council (LSLWC). It’s from the…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Airport will soon become property of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug 9, Town of High Prairie council passed a recommendation from an in-camera discussion, to annex land north of the…