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PIC – Nechako chucker

Nechako Hamelin tosses the javelin at the St. Andrew’s Track and Field Meet on May 30. Not surprising – his father, Leonell Hamelin, was a player with the Grouard 86’ers fastball team – Hamelin won the event in the 10-year-old…
Families feeling pain, MP Viersen tells Grits

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie’s local voice in Parliament has stood up in Ottawa opposing the proposed federal carbon tax. Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen questioned the ruling Liberal government June 8 and called on Prime…
PICs – Can you dig it?

Flowers were planted by students in MacIntyre Park as a project of the High Prairie Community Beautification Association on June 7. The name Dlugosz was given in honour of the late Mary Dlugosz, who was known for watering the flowers…

Richard Froese South Peace News The board chair of the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance [LSLEA] remains optimistic about the future of the organization. “We are not dissolving, we are still alive,” says Barry Sharkawi, who has chaired the alliance…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The honours and awards keep coming for a Driftpile First Nations man. Billy-Ray Belcourt, a graduate of St. Andrew’s School, has won the prestigious $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, after writing his debut book of poems…
PIC – Avast, ye swab!

Yellow Beard Diesel Willier, left, is quickly put in his place by Red Beard Twins Aislinn Drefs, centre, and Sarah Calahesin at the High Prairie Elementary School Grade 6 play Pirates June 6. These blood-thirsty pirates used singing to fight…
RCMP corporal facing impaired charge

Chris Clegg South Peace News A local RCMP corporal recently found not guilty of an impaired driving charge after a trial is facing the same charge. Anita Lee Doktor was charged after in incident at McLennan on June 1, reports…
North Country Fair June 22-24, 2018

Celebrating 40 Years: A glimpse of North Country Fair history Submitted North Country Fair began as a dream to celebrate the Summer Solstice: an age-old concept of gathering for the longest day of the year. As the aspiring back-to-the-landers and…

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie man who assaulted and robbed two elderly women in 2016 will be sentenced in three months. Cole Harvey Hansen appeared in High Prairie provincial court May 28 from the Peace River…
Gomes wins prestigious award

Chris Clegg South Peace News A year’s worth of hard work and dedication was recognized and applauded at the High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron’s 67th Annual Ceremonial Review June 2. Highlights of the afternoon included a review from Col. Dorothy…

Richard Froese, South Peace News CORRECTION: This story previously reported the Chamber of Commerce address wrongly. The correct address is office@hpchamber.net. The News apologizes for any inconvenience this might have caused. The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has…
Joussard School – Grade 1s share nutrition lesson with staff

Sean Cagro Lorne Prince-Ladouceur Joussard Reporters Hello, this is Lorne Prince-Ladouceur and Sean Cagro bringing you the news from Joussard School. Walking around the school and interviewing students from each classroom, we discovered the following information. Kindergarten children have been…
PICs – Musicians strut their stuff

Guitar and violin students of Marjie Hyland of High Prairie presented a year-end spring concert May 28 at the High Prairie Victory Centre. It was evident students put in many hours of difficult practice before the concert to hone their…

South Peace News was alerted through our sister newspaper in Slave Lake, the Lakeside Leader, the nomination meeting mentioned in a column in our print edition dated Wednesday, June 6, is in error. There is a meeting of the United…

H.P. court docket May 28, 2018 Judge J.K. Sihra A local man will be spending more time behind bars after pleading guilty to assaulting his spouse during a domestic dispute. Victor Paul Tallman, 48, was sentenced to 165 days in…