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PIC – 50 wonderful years

High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion president Don Ebbett, right, receives a 50-year pin for his continuous service to the Legion on May 18. Presenting the award is Murray Couch, himself a 59-year member and current vice-president of the local Legion.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Several regions in the High Prairie area received FireSmart grants May 18. The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta approved 34 projects valued at $4.1 million. Local projects include: * Peavine Metis Settlement – Unit…
Rookie drivers make the grade in bus roadeo

Richard Froese Spotlight Two rookie drivers placed in the top three at the Zone 5 (northwest) School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie on May 14 at High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre. Jamie Bilyk of High Prairie finished first among 20…

Richard Froese South Peace News First Nations are a step closer to greater economic prosperity with provincial support. In coming months, the government will engage First Nations to begin a comprehensive review of Alberta’s consultation policy, one that strives for…
PIC – Let the show begin!

Students at Prairie River Junior High School showcased their performing arts skills in the annual Prairie River’s Got Talent show May 13 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre performing arts theatre. With 14 acts, students sang, danced and recited poems.…
Students smash records at annual meet

This year’s High Prairie School Division Track and Field Meet was held under perfect conditions in High Prairie May 16. The early spring allowed for early training, and the result was evident as 13 records fell [see list below]. All…
PTA opens new Triangle Hall

Chris Clegg South Peace News A capacity audience jammed into the new Pioneer Threshermans Association Triangle Hall to celebrate its grand opening May 7. It was a dream come true for many, but perhaps no more than two original members…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18-year-old man charged with second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall postponed his plea during a short apperance May 16. Arlen Chase Chalifoux appeared in High Prairie provincial court and set the next…
HPE celebrates students’ success

High Prairie Elementary School hosted its annual Success Night on May 18. Students from Grades 1-6 shared their learning experiences from the past school year. Displays were set up in the gym for everyone attending to see. Each class highlighted…
PRJH dominates Divisional T&F Meet

Following are the High Prairie School Division Junior High School track and field meet results from May 16. Only those results available from the source are published. The meet was held at the E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River…
Kinder Fair helps parents, new students

Curtis Walty For South Peace News As a parent, did you find kindergarten registration overwhelming? On May 7, East Prairie Hillview School hosted its annual Kinder Fair to alleviate those feelings for parents. Throughout the day, staff walked parents through…
Traditional powwow a big hit

Richard Froese South Peace News Aboriginal culture was celebrated in full colour at the second annual Bridging Our Communities High Prairie Traditional Powwow held May 14. “We got comments on how well-organized the powwow was,” says Kim Dumont, co-chair of…

Richard Froese South Peace News Trying to lure investors to locate plants in Big Lakes County are top priorities in a new economic development strategy. Those were the targets presented to county council at its regular meeting May 11 by…