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PICS – Bash ’em and bogged down

Vehicles were bashing and crashing and others were bogged down in the mud at Triangle as the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association hosted its annual Demolition Derby and Mud Bogs June 25-26. Hundreds of spectators were thrilled by the action, with 26…

Richard Froese South Peace News Community bantam football has officially arrived in the area. The High Prairie Outlaws were welcomed June 26 during the league’s annual general meeting. “We were voted unanimously into the Peace Country Bantam Football League, making…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County continues to build and value partnerships to secure a sustainable future. “I see this process critical to our overall economy and future,” CAO Bill Kostiw states in his monthly report to council…
PIC – Maure wins truck

Monique Maure, left, receives her top prize of a GMC truck from Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association president Henry Nyberg on June 30. Maure won the draw on June 26 at the Demolition Derby and Mud Bog. Other winners of $1,000…
The 2016 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division has received overwhelming public support for new procedure on conduct that respects LGBTQ students. More than 200 students, staff, parents and citizens participated in the survey on the administrative procedures developed to address…
PICS – Fun Day for seniors

The High Prairie Golden Age Centre was a busy place with an activity fun day June 25. About 30 seniors from the local area, Falher and Valleyview participated in a variety of games such as cards, floor shuffleboard, floor curling,…
Demo derby, mud bog results

Demolition Derby 8-Cylinder Class 1. Chantez Gladue 2. Nathan Laboucan 3. Triston Norski Truck Class 1. Adam Ching 2. David Laughlin 3. Ben L’Hirondelle 4- and 6-Cylinder Class 1. Lyle Manderschied 2. Zac Billard Powder Puff 1. Joanne Quintel Best…
LETTER – Historian offers account of photo

Re: More info on Keshen’s school van picture, June 22, 2016 South Peace News In March 1944, when I came to High Prairie, our neighbour’s son, Jack Keshen, drove the van and directed me to Miss Nellie Lewis’ one-room and…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The first step was taken for High Prairie town council to hire a municipal intern despite two councillors saying they may not be able to afford it. Council discussed at its June 28 meeting whether…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Seed Cleaning Co-op has received its annual tax break. Under an agreement signed in 2009, town council promised the co-op a 10-year tax forgiveness. However, it must be brought forth and approved…
Shopping spree winner all smiles after win

Chris Clegg South Peace News It had to be planned! When High Prairie’s Cynthia Deynaka won a shopping spree in The Grocery People’s Fresh Giveaway contest she was limited to $500 in product. After she raced around the High Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Should High Prairie town council be providing services and losing money? It’s the question councillors are asking after debating a proposed minimum tax for vacant residential lots at their June 28 meeting. Councillor Brian Panasiuk…

2 oppose motion to proceed Chris Clegg South Peace News A program to install flashing green lights in vehicles to help High Prairie firefighters respond to calls quicker has temporarily died in its tracks. Mayor Linda Cox and Councillor Donna…
Hang time

Amanda Dufour, left, of Donnelly, and Bradley Limoges, of Girouxville, hang in there by holding onto a pair of jeans over the mud bog lane. Both attended the Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association Demolition Derby and Mud Bog June 25-26. Please…