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Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie is gearing up to host the 2017 Alberta 55-Plus Fall Games in September and seeking community support. “I’m sure it’s going to happen,” says Mary Zabolotniuk of High Prairie, president of the Mighty…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged in the death of a Swan River First Nations man on Feb. 2, 2015 has been sentenced to more than two years in jail. Michael Bernard Jackman, 40, was sentenced to 28…
PIC – ‘Gotcha in the act!’

Rudolph has caught Santa in a terrible predicament and is going to get even for making him pull his heavy sled each winter! The window painting is one of many at the pedway linking the hospital and J.B. Wood Extended…
Public campaign begins urging cleanup

Richard Froese South Peace News A longstanding former fuel station in High Prairie could soon be cleaned up after nearly 20 years untouched. It’s what Michael Long hopes will happen after he initiated a social media campaign in late October…
The Page – November 16, 2016

The Page has not heard if the local economic development people are welcoming disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters wanting to move to Canada. You may have heard, the Immigration Canada website crashed during the American voting, and even after the election,…
PICs – Lest we Forget!

High Prairie Elementary School marked Remembrance Day with an assembly Nov. 8 with several members of the High Prairie Legion as special uests. The Canadian flag was carried by the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 539 High Prairie. Grade 5 students…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will host an open house Nov. 23 in Joussard to present the draft municipal development and the land-use bylaw. Staff and consultants will outline the draft documents at the Joussard Community Hall…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes Christmas Angels program is back as the season of giving approaches. Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services is preparing to distribute food hampers and toys to disadvantaged families in the boundaries of…

Spotlight Staff School curriculum is under study by the provincial government, which invites parents and other citizens to offer suggestions to improve the system. People can complete an online survey for “Future Ready” until Nov. 18 to gather information to…
Fun, learning taking place at Joussard School

David Giroux Joussard Reporter Greetings from Joussard School. My name is David Giroux and for the month of November, I will be the reporter, collecting information from our school and sending it to the South Peace News. I am happy…
HPE’s grade 6ers don reporter’s hats

Joshua Strebchuk Joseph Gill HPE Reporters Hi! This is Joshua and Joseph with this week’s South Peace News report. In Grade 6M, The students have been learning how to write newspaper articles using the hilarious trouble the main characters from…
PICs – Sound out the praises!

Another Christian Community Gospel Sing was held Oct. 30 at the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Held on the fifth Sunday of a month, further Gospel Sings are scheduled in 2017 for Jan. 29, April 30, July 30, Oct.…
Jake’s Gift, theatrical play shows effects of war, long after

Richard Froese South Peace News Lifelong effects of war were dramatically presented in a one-person play to High Prairie youth. Jake’s Gift was staged Oct. 26 at Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre performing arts centre to students of Prairie River Junior…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Oct. 19 to Nov. 1: Brownfield Redevelopment Webinar Oct. 25, I listened to a webinar on Brownfield Redevelopment put…