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Groundhogs agree spring is early this year

Winter is over! Well, “over” or “almost over” or something like that. That’s if you believe that furry spokesanimal for Mother Nature, the famous (or notorious) Groundhog. The story is handed down over the years. It’s easy to believe time-honoured…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two men charged in connection with the tragic death of a young man in High Prairie in summer 2015 will spend another few years behind bars. Dakota C. Anderson, of Gift Lake, and Jesse Prestly Laboucan,…
Grade 6 students thank councils for service

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students of a High Prairie school are thankful for municipal councils. Big Lakes County council was thanked by Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School at its regular meeting Jan. 23. Franchesca Reyes and Tegan Laughlin…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has denied a request by Northern Lakes College to share costs to replace a stormwater culvert at the Grouard campus. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council received the request for information…

H.P court docketJan. 21, 2019Judge D.R. Shynkar A man who severely injured a woman at a house party in Peavine will spend the next three months behind bars. Michael S. Monteith, 30, of Edmonton, was sentenced to 150 days in…
Raiders, Saints split hometown rivalry

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Both High Prairie junior high schools have earned bragging rights, at least for the moment. The St. Andrew’s Saints hosted the Prairie River Raiders in junior school basketball league action Jan. 23 with the St. Andrew’s…
Students use Lego to learn building

Elly Belesky Allyson Potvin HPE Reporters This is Allyson and Elly with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 2R, students have been working hard on adding five to any number and using strategies…
Students learning traditional beading

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hi once again from Joussard School. There were lots of eager kids providing me with information as I walked around today, visiting each classroom. In kindergarten, I heard the students are working on the letter ‘S’. They…
The Page – January 30, 2019

How cold is “really, really cold?” The people with opinions at this here newspaper have answers. One says, “It’s so cold in here I had to turn on my little heater here on the floor.” Umm, news flash! We’re talking…
PIC – It’s here!

The leather mural made by Elsbeth Scheen in 1978 that was placed in the old hospital has been moved to the new hospital. South Peace News was told the move was complete. The photos here shows citizens the mural is…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Grouard Seniors’ Association will take on an interim role to manage funds for culture and recreation under Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council approved a recommendation to allocate funding of $39,952…
PIC – 2 heads are better than . . .

Which one is which? St. Andrew’s Saint Chad Strebchuk [holding the basketball] blocks out Prairie River’s Waylon Lauck perfectly during action Jan. 23 at St. Andrew’s. PRJH won the game 52-46.

A story in the Jan. 16, 2019 South Peace News regarding High Prairie town council budget debate contained incorrect information. In the story, it was reported High Prairie town Councillor Debbie Rose indicated local First Nations and Metis Settlements should…
HP Santa Claus Parade founder dies

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie woman who realized her dream of bringing the Santa Claus Parade to High Prairie in 2005 passed away Jan. 21. Anne Bankey, originally from Belleville, Ont. worked tirelessly toward her dream. The first…
Students may have to buckle up on buses

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Local students riding school buses may have to buckle up in seatbelts in a year or so. That concept is supported by Harry Davis, director of transportation for the High Prairie School Division. “If Transport Canada…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The high school program at St. Andrew’s School is not being disbanded. Rumours the program may be on the chopping block are being vehemently denied by Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Supt. Betty Turpin. “There is…