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Richard Froese South Peace News Runway project grounded Plans by Big Lakes County to upgrade the runway at the High Prairie Airport have been grounded. At its regular meeting June 14, council heard the news from CAO Roy Brideau that…
West Fraser modernization ensures long-term sustainability

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has launched a $55 million modernization that will make it one of the top mills on the continent. “We are very excited to announce the sawmill and kiln modernization project,” says…
Dubrule named new VP at Vanier

Richard Froese Spotlight Monique Dubrule has been named the new principal of Georges. P. Vanier School in Donnelly. She has been teaching at Vanier since 2005 and been in a LEED (Leading Education Every Day) position for the past year,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Owners of Shaw’s Point Resort are seeking support from Big Lakes County to pave the main road into the popular site. Resort co-owner Ryan Herben and founder Carson Porisky appeared as a delegation before council…
PIC – Where there’s a will. . .

Chloe Pilgrim, 6, of High Prairie, participates in the watermelon eating contest June 15. The contest was held during the Father’s Day Big Rig Showcase, hosted by the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council. Dads had first crack in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Some local roads in Joussard will get a new layer of asphalt in the coming months. At its regular meeting June 14, Big Lakes County awarded a tender to E. Construction Ltd. of Spruce Grove…
HPNFC hosting June 21 Aboriginal Day celebration

Chris Clegg South Peace News For many years, the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre has led the way in promoting culture and friendship in the region. This year is no exception. The centre will again host Aboriginal Day celebrations June…
Let the music play!

Carter Cloutier-Knibb, front, and Theoren Seeseewatum danced at the Kapawe’no First Nation Aboriginal Headstart graduation June 16. The 10 graduates donned regalia and danced several dances to open the graduation. The colours for each dancer represent a different story in…

Richard Froese South Peace News One of three people charged in connection with the tragic death of an Atikameg man in January has been released. A charge of first-degree murder was withdrawn against Patrick Wayne Letendere, 24, of Gift Lake,…
Close support for victims of murdered and missing

Richard Froese Spotlight Families and victims of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have a special liaison with the provincial government during a national inquiry. Michelle MacIsaac serves as the northwest Alberta family information liaison for Indigenous programs…
Drefs co-ordinates curriculum for HPSD

Richard Froese Spotlight Julia Drefs has been appointed the new curriculum co-ordinator for High Prairie School Division. She will be responsible to prepare and plan for the new curriculum for early childhood studies to Grade 4 that is proposed to…
Community band eyes bigger goals

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Community Band concluded its second season with a resounding concert May 23 at Prairie River Junior High School. “We had a great season and the concerts were excellent,” says Collin…
Joussard School – ‘Whale’ of a time in Grade 1

Sierra Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello, my name is Sierra Giroux and I will bring you the news from Joussard School for the month of June. In kindergarten, our students are proud to announce that they are learning how to make…
The Page – June 14, 2017

What do Lorne Cardinal, Roseanne Supernault and Linsay Willier all have in common? Well, they are on the list to be a possible speaker for the High Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce banquet coming later this year. The banquet is…