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Our sister newspaper in Slave Lake, the Lakeside Leader, carried a news item from Slave Lake town council how Northern Lakes College hoped to be applying for a development permit soon. The permit, according to college president Ann Everatt, would…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 – Aries, expect to be very busy in the days ahead. Make a concerted effort to be more aware of what’s around you so that you don’t miss a thing. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. All of us need some guidance through the dark tunnel of grief: * Give yourself time to grieve. Grief does not neatly end when you return to work, or after two weeks or…
THE PAGE – May 18, 2016

What’s the last thing a redneck says, just before he dies? “Hey, y’all! Watch this!” * * * * * * * * * No rain. No clouds. An awful lot of wasps. But mosquitoes are few and far between!…
Artifact of the Week – May 18, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several guns in its collection. This Enfield rifle was donated by Ike Lawrence in 1966. The gun is not a Lee Enfield rifle, just an Enfield. The Lee–Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was…

1914: Schaffer and Weigh open the Rex Theatre in Grouard. 1964: Over 1,000 cars crowd the High Prairie Fairgrounds to take in the Elks Car Bingo. Bill McCue wins the 1964 Plymouth. 1973: The McLennan Chamber of Commerce announces a…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your tendency this week is to escape into your mind and imagination. While that’s fine for a little while, pretty soon you have to come back down to earth. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…
Artifact-of-the-Week – May 11, 2016

A 1940 calendar from Heber Keay, a dealer for Cockshutt farm machinery in High Prairie, was donated to the High Prairie and District Museum. Heber Keay was George Keay’s father. Calendars were printed by businesses 76 years ago for the…

1915: The Grouard News reports B. Kelly, in charge of government drainage at Heart River, picks up a rock, has it tested and discovers gold-bearing quartz. 1915: The Grouard News reports the decision to not build a branch line of…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A restless spirit is the catalyst for a new project, Aries. This week you dive right into something that will take up all of your mental energy. Try to avoid slacking off in other areas.…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Whatever happened to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? As a society, we seem to have forgotten how to treat one another. For a growing number…

1914: Grouard’s town secretary, J.E. Cook, resigns. The news is not surprising to council. 1914: The laying of boards for the new tennis courts in Grouard begins. 1925: The new home at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission School is blessed. 1939:…
Artifact of the Week – May 4, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a collection of patterns in its collection. Women frequently purchased patterns to make clothes, much more often that today. In the photo is a pattern donated by Olive Cartwright in 1973. Each week,…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. * A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again. And though we wish it…