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Spotlight Staff Alberta non-profit organizations now have access to new tools to help strengthen the safety and security of the most vulnerable Albertans. Developed with the input of non-profit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies, Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new…
PICs – Opportunities everywhere

Career opportunities in forestry were presented to local Grade 9 students at a forestry fair in High Prairie on March 7 at E.W. Pratt High School. Students from Prairie River Junior High School, St. Andrew’s School, Gift Lake School, and…
Dogs recruited to detect cancer in humans

Richard Froese Spotlight Dogs are being recruited to detect cancer in humans by a woman who recently became a certified trainer. After obtaining a certification to train dogs in bio detection, such as early stage cancer and other diseases, Liz…
County inviting input from public

Residents will have chance to respond to draft plans at a public hearing April 12 Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County’s recently-drafted municipal development plan and land-use bylaws will go to public hearing next month. At its regular…
Zirkas shine at annual Zabava celebration

It was indeed a show to remember! The High Prairie Zirka Dancers wowed the jam-packed audience at the annual Zabava celebration March 11 at the Edmo Peyre Hall at the rodeo grounds. The Zirkas operate under the umbrella of the…
PIC – Lenten lunch time

Clare McDonald, left, and Don McDonald, enjoy delicious soup and sandwiches at the Lenten Lunch on March 15 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Lenten lunches are served to celebrate the Easter season. Soup and sandwiches will be served each Wednesday…

H.P. court docket March 13, 2017 Judge M.B. Golden A woman from Atikameg will spend almost three more weeks in jail for breaching court orders. Amy Lea Thunder, was handed a global sentence of 30 days after pleading guilty in…
The Page – March 22, 2017

Some folks are really excited about Jason Kenney taking the leadership of Alberta’s Conservative Party. But, it’s really a mixed bag of happiness, hope, excitement and even a bit of trepidation what the future may hold. Will Kenney and Brian…
Special Easter celebrations on horizon

Richard Froese South Peace News Churches in the High Prairie area will again join for special services and events for the resurrection season leading up to Easter Sunday, April 16. St. Mark’s Anglican Church continues its ritual to read the…

Obstetrics ‘will happen’ writes Dr. Worry Re: This is no laughing matter [Clegg’s Corner, High Prairie South Peace News, March 8, 2017] We would like to reassure residents of High Prairie that their new health complex will be a significant…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two of four people charged with various related break-ins and thefts in the High Prairie area are ready to go to trial. Joseph Douglas Campbell, 27, of High Prairie, appeared in High Prairie provincial court…
Tournament continues in Comeau’s memory

Chris Clegg Spotlight The late Marge Comeau had a dream 24 years ago that an ice fishing tournament at Joussard could be a huge success. She went to work and for years, until her untimely passing on Feb. 23, 2005,…

Spotlight Staff Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is one of five provincial parks that will be more accessible for people with physical disabilities to fish. Improvements have been made under a $3 million plan to create accessible experiences in 15…
Firefighters Ball April 8

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s time to consider buying tickets for the annual High Prairie Firefighters Ball April 8 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. People attending can enjoy a delicious supper catered by Audrey’s Catering. After dinner and awards,…

Richard Froese South Peace News An armed man involved in a high-speed chase with police near Kinuso in early March has made his first court appearance. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, appeared in High Prairie provincial court March 13. He reserved…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Alberta’s best hockey players will be coming to town next week to decide the champion during the provincial Midget Female B Championships. The tournament is being hosted by the High Prairie Timberwolves, High Prairie Minor…