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Chris Clegg South Peace News A Grande Prairie woman faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm, stemming from an accident at Driftpile May 1. High Prairie RCMP announced Jan. 20 they charged Edna Jean…
It’s full speed ahead

Tolko progresses on plans to re-open in High Prairie Richard Froese South Peace News Tolko Industries is another step closer to its commitment to re-open its oriented strandboard plant in High Prairie. However, no date has been set. “The plan…
Information session offers daunting lesson on fentanyl crisis

Tom Henihan Spotlight If there were any doubts regarding the dangers of fentanyl, Cpl Brad McIntosh of the RCMP ‘K’ Division, dispelled those doubts to the approximately 30 people who attended the RCMP’s information session at the Elks Hall in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in a few thousand dollars to two regional golf courses. At its regular meeting, Jan. 11, county council approved funding of $5,000 each to High Prairie and District Golf Course…

Spotlight Staff Albertans are encouraged to nominate groups or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to community safety. The Alberta Community Justice Awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have made exceptional contributions to community…
PICs – Ukrainian dancers celebrate culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie served a traditional Ukrainian Christmas dinner on Jan. 7 at the Legion Hall as a fundraiser. Tamara Strebchuk was the winner of the raffle but was unable to attend. During the 12-dish meal,…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a project to develop a brochure with a map and list of businesses in the region. “We will host an open house on April 12 to…
The Page – January 18, 2017

Need a chuckle or two? Check out the voting at southpeacenews.com by clicking on the “Local Polls” link just above the Christmas Cards and Holiday Greetings. The News tech people are tinkering with getting a voting system working. As with…
HPE – Students begin practice for HPE Has Talent

Malcolm Cooper Melissa Watts HPE Reporters Hi! This Malcolm and Melissa from Grade 5S with the HPE news report. There was a class election for 6M prime minister. The successful candidate is Jade Tancowny. We are sending her a congratulations…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 16-year-old male from Driftpile is required to complete several hours of community service for breaking his curfew. The teen, who cannot be named under the Criminal Youth Justice Act, was ordered to complete 15…
New location, same great service

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Dental Centre has relocated its office near downtown. Principal dentist Dr. Nikhilesh K. Roy and Dr. Vishal Bindlish opened their new office on Jan. 2 at 4620 – 53 Avenue.…
HPSD board wants more from ASBA

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division wants the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) to take a harder stance on concerns for local school divisions. At its monthly meeting Dec. 21, the board responded to the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey and…
Falher artist creates innovative works with beeswax

Tom Henihan Spotlight As artist and teacher, Chantal Nicolet lives in Falher, a town that identifies itself as the honey capital of Canada it seem inevitable that she would eventually come to creating works in beeswax. Nicolet, who began working…
Saints nip Raiders

Chris Clegg South Peace News Two of the league’s top teams battled hard with players injured and effort spilled into every corner of the court. When it was said and one, however, the St. Andrew’s Saints left the Prairie River…

A High Prairie man charged in connection with the robbery of two adult women downtown will go to trial in August. Cole Harvey Hansen, 22, appeared in High Prairie provincial court Jan. 9 and set his trial for Aug. 15…