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PIC – Repertoire dazzles

The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society staged two recitals April 14-15 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. Dancers ranged in age from preschoolers to upper teens. Above, Hanna MacDougald dances with the Novice Acro group, performing Dollhouse.

Chris Clegg South Peace News The traditional barbecue held at the end of Seniors Week returns this year, thanks to the Town of High Prairie. Council unanimously agreed at its April 11 meeting to give $2,000 to Big Lakes Family…
Beaupré nominated for Edwin Parr Award

Spotlight Staff Taryn Beaupré of Kinuso School has been named as the 2017 High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award. The award is given to a first-year teacher who goes above and beyond in the duties…
HPE – Grade 4s reap rewards from harvest

Sage Keay Zachary Grace HPE Reporters Hi! This is Sage and Zachary with the High Prairie Elementary School news report. Grade 5C had a great time creating slime last Friday in Chemistry. The students needed to explore reversible and irreversible…

Richard Froese South Peace News The increase of the minimum wage will be the topic at the next High Prairie Business Support Network meeting April 27. “Our speaker will be Tom Bidart who will speak on the wage increase,” says…

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Get your nominations out there! Show you care!” It was the message delivered by Town of High Prairie Councillor Michael Long at council’s meeting April 11 regarding the High Prairie volunteer banquet April 24. Council…

  Normand Boulet, CCA Agricultural Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 Every year, mostly during the winter I have the privilege of attending some fantastic workshops and conferences. In my position, I feel it’s very important to try and…

SPN Staff Back by popular demand! The second issue of the St. Andrew’s Times will roll off the presses in the May 3 edition of South Peace News. The four-page mini-newspaper is published by the Grade 6 students at St.…
PIC – God’s Word read around the clock

St. Mark’s Anglican Church Rev. Leon Cadsap, left, sits beside Lois Dunn, reading Scripture. Each year, individuals volunteer to read the Bible aloud for one hour during Proclamation Week, April 9-13, to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. During that period,…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News The message repeated the last few years from our elected officials at the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County is clear: hold the line on spending! Two years ago, while crying the…

Richard Froese South Peace News The municipal tax rate in Big Lakes County will remain the same as last year. At its regular meeting April 12, council gave first reading to the county’s tax bylaw as part of the budget…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 27-year-old man will spend almost half a year in jail after pleading guilty to several charges of assault on a woman and her daughter. Angus Kyle Genaille, 27, of Edmonton, was handed a global…

Spotlight Staff An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes that would help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta residents. Proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) reflect the input of municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous…

Last week, it looked like an enjoyable Easter weekend was in the works. The sun was shining, turkeys were thawing, rivers flowing, fields drying, all in all looking good. Then Old Man Winter had to have another kick at the…