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Richard Froese South Peace News Overflowing water caused by heavy rainfall earlier this month has prompted Big Lakes County to take steps to repair the damage. And the cost could exceed several hundred thousand dollars. At its regular meeting June…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local victims learned more about a settlement of a class-action lawsuit for children abused in care of the Alberta welfare system dating back 50 years. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre provided assistance about the…
PIC – Our Story can be your story

The High Prairie and District Museum has released its Our Story series. It features a collection of storybooks that tell the tale of early pioneer families who came to the High Prairie area. Adapted from the Trails we Blazed Together…

Richard Froese South Peace News New aerial images of Big Lakes County will be documented to benefit planning and development staff. At its regular meeting June 22, council approved a staff recommendation for the county to enter into an agreement…
HPSD honours staff for long service

Spotlight The staff of High Prairie School Division was honoured at the annual long-service awards night on May 27 in High Prairie. More than 90 staff members were celebrated for their years of service to the division. The long-service awards…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has endorsed a covenant to build a relationship with its chief administrative officer. At its regular meeting June 22, council approved a recommendation by CAO Bill Kostiw to approve the covenant.…
PICS – Big Rigs, big times

Dozens of people enjoyed a late afternoon and early evening celebration at the Big Rig Showcase June 23. The annual celebration is hosted by the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council at their office and the nearby Royal Canadian…
Big Lakes County Wall of Fame 2016 Inductees

Wendell Ebbett Memberships and Associations: * High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion – 25 years * High Prairie Golden Age Club – 5 years * 55+ Club – 5 years * High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron – 14 years Contributions &…

Better investment to buy than rent, CAO Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may consider buying a house as a way to recruit staff. At its regular meeting June 22, council tabled a recommendation to a July meeting…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie On June 6, I attended the High Prairie Forest Resource Advisory Committee meeting. This committee meets a minimum of twice per year to update municipalities on the activities of the forestry companies that…
Tkachyk named new Kinuso principal

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Leon Tkachyk as the new principal of Kinuso School. He has more than 29 years of experience as an educator inclusive of his time overseas, where he taught abroad in Thailand, Saudi Arabia,…
Poretta joining St. Andrew’s team

SPN Staff St. Andrew’s School will be welcoming a new vice principal next fall. Holy Family Catholic Regional Division announced June 24 that Carlo Poretta will be joining the staff for the 2016-17 school year. Poretta has been in school…

A 17-year-old male youth will spend almost three more months behind bars after pleading guilty to theft and failing to comply with youth court orders. The teen, who cannot be named under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was…