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Ashley Carifelle, a kindergarten student at High Prairie Elementary School, tosses a water balloon during the HPE Fun Meet June 13. Unfortunately for her, the balloon broke above her head due to the force of her toss. The circle of…
PIC – And the winner is …

Sophie Oliver, left, and Cealey Herr, both four years old, were at the High Prairie Golden Age Club June 17 to draw the winning names in the club’s Father’s Day draw. Ian Sanders won the draw and a Huntington barbecue;…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s an issue not talked about too often, but the Government of Alberta is trying to change that. East Prairie Metis Settlement is one of 19 seniors groups, community organizations, and municipalities across Alberta which…

Richard Froese South Peace News A young man charged with the death of a 14-year-old boy in Driftpile on New Year’s Eve 2013 will be sentenced almost three years after the incident. Blake Francis Giroux, 23, will be sentenced Dec.…
PICS – Soccer Day in High Prairie celebrated

High Prairie Minor Soccer Association hosted a mini-tournament on June 12 for under-12 and under-8 teams at St. Andrew’s School field. Five teams played in under-8 with three from High Prairie and two from the Smoky River region. In under-12,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local survivors of child sexual abuse will benefit from provincial funding announced to High Prairie and Metis organizations. The High Prairie and Area Prevention of Family Violence Association and the provincial Métis Settlements General Council…
Record number of grads this year for NLC

Joe McWilliams For Spotlight June 3 was a big day for Northern Lakes College. Convocation is always a big day, but this year bigger than most, because of the record number of graduands from various college programs. The number was…

Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for May 18 to June 7: On May 18, I attended the Inter-municipal committee meeting to discuss joint concerns the town and county have in common. This committee builds good…
PICS – Sound of music fills HPE gymnasium

High Prairie Elementary School staged its annual Spring Night concert May 31 as students in Grades 4-5 took centre stage. Music teachers Andrea Pollock and Colin Chrabaszcz directed the students who played a variety of instruments. Parents, family and friends…
PICS – Students perform at year-end recital

Piano students of teacher Luella Wood performed at the year-end recital May 27 at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie. Seven of her 20 students were able to attend the recital, with the others at other commitments. Family, friends, and seniors…
Summer still a fun time to read

Chris Clegg South Peace News She loves to read, she loves to teach, and she loves children. It’s a perfect fit for Crystal Hartery, who is this year’s summer reading program co-ordinator at the High Prairie Municipal Library. Hartery is…

Richard Froese South Peace News Combined school council meetings for High Prairie Elementary School, Prairie River Junior High School and E.W. Pratt High School have been terminated. Councils decided to end the combined meetings during its regular meeting May 16.…

H.P. court docket June 6, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul A 30-year-old man was fined a few hundred dollars for mischief to property causing damage. Fred Junior Wapahoo, 30, was fined $200, plus a $60 victim fine surcharge, for interference with…
Safety comes first at Q Skate Plaza

Richard Froese South Peace News Safety comes first as helmets are now mandatory for anyone using The Q Skate Plaza in High Prairie. The reason: to promote safety and prevent head injuries. That was the message during an information session…
Elks RV Park adding washroom, laundry

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Elks RV Park has launched a project to add washroom and laundry facilities. Construction continues for a new 40 x 56-foot building that will feature men’s and women’s washrooms and a laundry…
Help fill those empty shelves

The High Prairie and District Food Bank needs your help. Please consider purchasing the following Top 10 most needed items and donating them as soon as possible. Every donation – big or small – is appreciated. This list is one…