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Artifact-of-the-Week August 24, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1931 calendar from Oliver Farm Equipment Sales Corp in High Prairie. It is one of many old calendars in the museum’s collection. Each week, the museum presents an artifact. Drop by during…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Everyone recognizes your ambition this week, Aries. Channel your energy constructively and don’t be ashamed to pursue your goals so strongly. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, tackle some slow and steady work this week…
The Page – August 24, 2016

A CBC news report on “glamping” brought to mind the old Alberta Transportation camping sites that were scattered across our fair province years ago. First off, the glamping stuff is about some fancy crosses between tents and cabins at Elk…

1912: The Grouard News reports that 25 buildings valued at $100,000 have been built in the last six months in the town. Shortage of lumber is a drawback to contractors despite one sawmill’s production of 20,000 board feet per day.…
Artifact-of-the-Week August 17, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old mooring ring in its collection. It was donated by Phil Nichols, date unknown. It measures 19 cm in diameter and is made of cast steel with a hole in the ring…
The Page – August 17, 2016

2016 is said by some that, when it comes to weather, this is a year of East vs West. If it’s rain and more rain in the West, it’s hot sun in the East. If it’s dry and drier, like…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you know how to lay on the charm to get a job done, and you might need to work your magic this week. Some might scoff, but the end results will be positive. TAURUS…

1912: The first issue of the Grouard News rolls off the press with Roy S. Burns as publisher. The four-page broadsheet costs five cents per paper. Subscriptions are $2 per year. It’s the first paper in the Peace Country. 1912:…
Artifact-of-the-Week August 10, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old stirrup used for an old English riding saddle in its collection. It was donated by Hilda Poloz, date unknown. Records indicate the stirrup was brought overseas to Canada from England in…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 It may take a little extra effort to solve a particularly puzzling problem this week, Aries. It’s not an insurmountable obstacle, just one that takes patience. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, all of your…

Elder Spencer Roundy Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints This week’s article was contributed by Elder Spencer Roundy. Elder Roundy has just completed a two-year service mission in our area, the Canada Edmonton Mission for the Church of Jesus…
The Page – August 10, 2016

And so, with sadness, aching joints, tummies full of midway food, beverages and candies, we bid farewell to all the rodeo, rides, cowboys and cowgirls, dance and excitement of another High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Quite a show and we…

I had the privilege of meeting Jean [Sutherland] Currie last week at Shaw’s Point and she thanked me for writing the kind words about her in South Peace News. The picture of her and Jack Keshen beside the school van…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene “The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” [Ezekiel 18:2b] In the Old Testament, the actions of the father often impacted the life of his children.…