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Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…
PIC – Welcome surprise!

The Golden Walleye Classic Committee made its annual donation to the High Prairie Fire Department Oct. 3. Firefighters have assisted the committee at the tournament for the past eight years and, in turn, the committee makes a donation. This year’s…
Hungry bruin’s dinner plans foiled

Chris Clegg South Peace News Never store anything resembling food in your vehicle. It’s a lesson George Bellerose has learned after leaving a bag of trash in his Dodge Caravan the night of Oct. 1. Bellerose knew there were bears…
Tickets available for Business Gala

Richard Froese South Peace News Tickets are still available for the Small Business Gala on Oct. 21 during Small Business Week, Oct, 15-21. The guest speakers will be fashion model Linsay Willier, of Sucker Creek First Nation, and Chief Clarence…
PIC – Town celebrates West Fraser Day

High Prairie Forest Products hosted tours and a barbecue on Oct. 6. Left-right, are Allie Murdoch, Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox, High Prairie Forest Products general Lee Barton, employee Jennifer Zallum, employee and High Prairie Councillor Donna Deynaka,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News One is better than two. It’s what local governments are considering as they move forward on creating a Regional Emergency Management Agency. Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews wrote town council Sept. 1 asking if…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A public auction on three properties in High Prairie is proceeding as planned. Council approved the reserve bids on the properties at its Sept. 26 meeting, but not without some concern from Councillor Debbie Rose.…

Richard Froese Spotlight Safety is a shared responsibility and when drivers and pedestrians make eye contact with each other, crossing the street is much safer. Pedestrian collisions tend to be higher in months with lower light and inclement weather conditions,…
High Prairie records falling numbers of calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department continues to see a decrease in calls. And that is a good thing! “We have about 70 calls this year, which is significantly down from previous years,” fire chief…
The importance of practising a fire drill

Richard Froese South Peace News Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out is the theme for National Fire-Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. The week is a time to focus on steps to be safe in a fire, says the National Fire…
Tears flow during annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Chris Clegg South Peace News Over 100 High Prairie and area residents shed many tears and memories of lost loved ones at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil Oct. 4. Elder Louis Bellrose prayed for all the missing women during his…
The Page – October 11, 2017

Next Monday, Oct. 16, voters will head to the polls to elect their choices for Big Lakes County and Town of High Prairie councils. At least they will be voting in Big Lakes for the wards that have candidates. A…
PIC – No problem!

One of many hobbies and/or duties J.B. Wood Extended Care Centre resident Chuck Bissell does is building jigsaw puzzles. Diana Oliver found a beautiful 1,000-piece puzzle depicting quilts and bought it for Bissell to put together. He completed the task…
MLA’s Report – A busy summer

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake It’s hard to believe it’s already October! The summer flew by for me, filled with lots of exciting events here in Lesser Slave Lake, as well as work related to my role as Minister…
Letter – Journey fascinating

RE: One’s man’s journey [Sept 27 South Peace News] Thank you for the lovely account of Fred Brewer’s journey into the Peace country in 1912. I was memorized by his daily account of the hardships encountered during that arduous trip…

Spotlight Staff Volunteering benefits people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to children. Studies have indicated that teenagers who volunteer are less likely to become pregnant or use drugs. In addition, in a review of 60 studies on…
Know your way out, fire chief advises

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Fire Chief Ken Melynk advises people to always protect themselves and to be prepared for a fire. “Know what to do in case of a fire in your home or workplace,” Melnyk says.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Lunch was on High Prairie town council for anyone attending the Business Support Network meeting Sept. 28. Council, which approved to foot the bill for lunch at its Sept. 26 meeting, agreed to pay up…
PIC – Just the ‘Plains’ facts

Plains Midstream Canada donated $3,000 on Oct. 4 to the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary. Marvin Dusterhoft, Plains facility supervisor, High Prairie facility, says the donation will go toward the purchase of equipment to improve patient care. The specific equipment…
Cox realizes a dream

Chris Clegg South Peace News As a young girl, Makayla Cox always dreamt of being a princess. Her dream became a reality in August when she won the title of Miss Teen Alberta Globe 2017 at the Miss Canada Globe…