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Richard Froese South Peace News Two tickets to an Edmonton Oilers’ hockey game is among the top auction items at the Small Business Week Gala for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are still available for the…

Spotlight Staff Paramedics in the province will get new tools and treatment options to better serve patients in rural and remote areas. The transfer of the paramedic profession from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professions Act will strengthen…
Fire Safety Tips

COOKING PRECAUTIONS Kitchen fires due to cooking oil or grease igniting into flames cause the fastest-spreading and most destructive type of residential fire. When cooking with grease or oil, it is extremely important that you plan ahead so that you…
PICs – Quite the collection!

The HOSTS team ran the Hunger Awareness Week contest in late September to help the High Prairie and District Food Bank. At each of the schools HOSTS serves, staff asked students to help raise hunger awareness and take part in…
County promotes upgraded airport

Richard Froese South Peace News Upgrades to the High Prairie Airport were highlighted during a grand re-opening under the new ownership of Big Lakes County on Sept. 17. “We want to show pilots we are open for business,” Reeve Ken…
Wellness Month kicks off

Richard Froese South Peace News Local municipal leaders are urging businesses and employers to get into the action during Workplace Wellness month in October. “I think that promoting wellness in the workplace and in the community is something we should…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has shown its support to maintain Canada Post services in rural areas. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, county council approved a request from Ellen Bowles, vice-president of Canadian Union of Postal…
PIC – Waiting their turn

John Chapman peers through his telescope at the Grouard – Peace River Trail Net Society Bird Walk on Police Point Trail Sept. 24. Windy conditions were not conducive for bird watching but a few were sighted from long distances. Left-right…

Richard Froese South Peace News An outdoor ice rink will soon be going up in Grouard for the coming winter on land leased by the county. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, Big Lakes County council approved a staff recommendation…
Joussard School – Students run in memory of Terry Fox

Faith Fortier Joussard Reporter Hello from our wonderful school in Joussard! This will be my last report for this school. Next week, my friend Nevaeh will be bringing you our news. Our kindergarten students proudly announced to me that they…

Hi! This is Joshua from 5C with the High Prairie Elementary School news report. In school council news, the Grade 6 students would like to thank all the family members who donated items to the open house auction. It was…
PICs – And we danced. . .

High Prairie Elementary School students from Grades 2-6 danced together with a group from the SQx Dance Company from Ontario on Sept. 22. School principal Mitch Hammond says the activity showed students about working together, caring and sharing. The dance…
Perfecting your goose and duck calling

Mac Olsen Spotlight Avery Outdoors and Richie McKnight a World renown goose and duck caller came from Kentucky to the Peace Country to hunt geese and ducks with Bluesky Outfitting. Richie McKnight and his crew spent last week with Kevin…