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Richard Froese South Peace News Additional funding has been approved by Big Lakes County to buy a new fire truck for the Enilda Volunteer Fire Department. At its regular meeting April 11, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to…
Northern Rays welcomes new owners

Dippenaars take over in December Richard Froese South Peace News Spring is in the air and time to start thinking about hitting the trails with a travel trailer or recreational vehicle. The new owners of Northern Rays RV in High…
Belli honoured for 39 years of service

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department specially honoured one of its longest-serving members during the 48th annual High Prairie Firefighters’ Ball on April 14. Tony Belli was recognized and thanked as he retires from fire service…
PICs – Testing continues

Testing and monitoring for contamination at the old Esso lot in central High Prairie continued all last week from April 10-13. Imperial Esso regularly tests the site to monitor progress on contamination. High Prairie town council is anxious to see…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may consider a project to pave a road leading to a popular resort, even without provincial funding. At its regular meeting April 11, county council authorized administration to present costs and options…
Supporting Humboldt Strong

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Regals hockey team extended its condolences and support to families of the 16 people who perished in a collision of a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on April 6. Among…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new truck for Big Lakes County’s fire chief may arrive in 2018 instead of 2019 as scheduled. At its regular meeting April 11, council tabled a recommendation to include $67,100 in the 2018 final…

Mac Olsen Spotlight Hunters, recreational shooters and others will be gathering at the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show April 21-22. “We expect a sold-out show,” says chairperson Darrell Basarab. “There’s a lot of interest again this year, [including] from…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged in connection with setting two High Prairie businesses on fire last summer has still not hired a lawyer. Christopher A. Trindle, of no fixed address, appeared in High Prairie provincial court April…
PIC – Creepy crawlies

High school student, Kaileigh Senko, attended High Prairie Elementary School for a few days with her reptile critters. The students were very interested and even got to hold a few.  

Richard Froese South Peace News A funding request denied previously by Big Lakes County for roof repairs to the Big Meadow Community Hall has officially been turned down. At its regular meeting March 28, council approved a recommendation by administration…

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta held a Parent Conference in Slave Lake March 22-23. One session included Cree law by the Idle No More movement founder, Sylvia McAdam, who is also a lawyer…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A popular children’s author is coming to the High Prairie Municipal Library April 25. Jacqueline Guest will speak beginning at 6 p.m. Her presentation is open to all ages and free. Guest and her award-winning…
Time to pick up pledge sheets!

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s the High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s only fundraiser each year and it’s set to go May 6. With a few minor changes. Hike for Hospice asks volunteers from High Prairie to…

Richard Froese South Peace News The popular and inspirational Christian Community Gospel Sing returns April 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie from 4-6 p.m. Singers, musicians and groups are invited to share in music in A Celebration of…

Richard Froese South Peace News A draft watershed management plan for Lesser Slave Lake was presented to Big Lakes County council March 28. Climate change is a key issue, says executive director Meghan Payne, who outlined the plan. Council plans…