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Richard Froese South Peace News A man and a woman from High Prairie charged with attempted murder, will return to court next month. Craig Martin Downey, 43, and Sally E. Duquette, 34, appeared in High Prairie provincial court April 18.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Do you enjoy hiking for a good cause? Do you enjoy supporting a valuable organization and the services it provides? Then why not consider gathering pledges and participating in the 14th annual Hike for Hospice…

Helping Our Students to Succeed wants to remind everyone “It’s OK to not be OK” during Mental Health Awareness Week May 2-8. HOSTS also says there is help available for you and it’s never too late to take care of…

H.P. court docket April 18, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man from Peavine will pay a hefty fine for celebrating a little too much at a family birthday party before driving away. Stanley J. Gauchier, 21, was fined $1,200,…

Richard Froese Spotlight A former police officer has joined the ranks of High Prairie School Division as safety officer. Michael Bourguignon became the safety and health officer in March after 13 years with the RCMP. “I consider it a rewarding…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie is one of 19 stops on Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee’s summer tour. Larivee, who is also MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, is touring Alberta to seek feedback on changes to the…

Submitted by HPE High Prairie Elementary School hosted the High Prairie School Division Hand Games Tournament April 15. Four schools participated in the event. Kinuso sent their elementary and junior/senior high teams. Joussard and High Prairie Elementary entered an elementary…
Joussard School – We are the champions!

Deigo Willier-Cardinal Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Deigo, the reporter for South Peace News from Joussard School, bringing you our news. Our whole school is very proud of our Hand Games Team. Five teams attended the tournament in High Prairie…
Award-winning author passes away

A man proud of his heritage, Larry Loyie lived a Cree life Larry Loyie had two dreams back in 2005. The first was to leave Vancouver and return to Cree country, the source and inspiration for his award-winning children’s books.…
Long dry spell sparks extreme fire hazard

Richard Froese Spotlight Extremely dry and windy spring conditions have raised the risk of wildfires. “It is very very dry this spring because of a lack of accumulation of snow,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk, who has served on the…
PIC – First of many

The High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funds at their first barbecue of the year at Freson Bros. on April 15. Harold L’Hirondelle, left, is served by volunteers and directors. Proceeding right from L’Hirondelle are volunteer…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie firefight- ers may soon have green flashing lights in their vehicles to help arrive at emergency calls sooner. Council agreed at its April 12 meeting to take part in the Green Lights Program.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council plans to meet with its municipal and First Nations’ neighbours before it moves forward on a regional water system. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to separately…
Teacher turns author

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie teacher, who became an author after she retired, visited the local library to promote her first two books. Beth Rowe signed her books Bird of Barjag and Mischief Mischief at the…