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Weekend music extravaganza June 17-19

Chris Clegg Spotlight It’s less than three weeks away to what many tout as the best fair in Western Canada. Thousands will pack the Driftpile Valley for the 38th North Country Fair June 17-19. The annual fair, which celebrates the…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may desire to be somewhere else this week, but responsibilities keep you close to home. You can still have a good time and make lasting memories. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you…
PICS – HPE students Dig It back in ancient times

Ancient times was the theme as Grade 6 students at High Prairie Elementary School presented the musicial Dig It on June 1. Music teachers Andrea Pollock and Colin Chrabaszcz directed the musical. The 45-minute production portrays the story of inquisitive…

Richard Froese South Peace News Higher presence of police and strategic patrols to curb drugs and crime are top priorities for the interim staff sergeant of High Prairie RCMP. “We will have officers assigned to a specific area and I…

‘How many more precious people are we going to lose?’ Chris Clegg South Peace News Beth Cunningham knows only too well the difficulty of not having renal dialysis services at the High Prairie Hospital. Her son, Peter Vernon Cunningham, was…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre Is it possible to love too much? I don’t think so. Psychologists will tell you that when it has become addictive behaviour, obsessive and pathological, it can be harmful both to the one…
Program proven to help

Fire Chief’s Report Ken Melnyk, Town of High Prairie Fire Chief Do you know what it means if you see a car or pickup truck with a flashing green light in the window? What do these lights mean? We are…

Richard Froese South Peace News Stronger and additional regional partnerships are being promoted as a key component of the updated Municipal Government Act. Local residents are invited to comment on the draft MGA at an open house with Municipal Affairs…
PICS – Meet HPE’s perfect spellers

Students at High Prairie Elementary School raised over $6,000 during a Spell-a-Thon May 19. Spell-a-Thons focus more on the fundraising than a spelling bee, which is a competition. Spell-a-Thons are a much less competitive way for students to increase their…
Wabasca-Desmarais hosts Northland Games

A little rain didn’t damper the 29th Annual Northland Games at Mistassiniy School in Wabasca-Desmarais. Elder Albert Yellowknee officially welcomed hundreds of athletes representing Northland School Division and Bigstone Cree Nation by performing the opening ceremony. At the junior high…
PIC – Down to the bare bones

Ancient times was the theme as Grade 6 students at High Prairie Elementary School presented the musicial Dig It on June 1. Music teachers Andrea Pollock and Colin Chrabaszcz directed the show. The 45-minute production portrays the story of inquisitive…
Hockey legend Lysiak passes away at 63

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie’s most famous hockey player and three-time NHL all-star has died. Thomas James “Tom” Lysiak died May 30 after a battle with leukemia. He was 63. Tom was born April 22, 1953 in High…

by Jeff Burgar There are many similarities between who might be the next president of the United States, Donald Trump, and dictators around the world. So many similarities, but also differences! For example, while Trump plasters his name far and…

by Jeff Burgar There might be people who don’t feel a burst of pride whenever the Canadian flag is raised at an international sporting event, signifying a Canadian trophy. Pfft on them! And no doubt, there were a few dry…

I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to your readers and all ATCO Electric customers for their patience, understanding and words of encouragement May 19-24 as ATCO Electric crews worked to restore power to customers after the snowstorm that…

Richard Froese South Peace News A golf tournament in High Prairie scheduled for June 10 to raise money for sick children has been cancelled. Teeing for Tots was promoted since March for the High Prairie and District Golf Course to…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council invites residents and property owners to attend an open house later this month to review the draft municipal development plan and land-use bylaw. Open house sessions have been set for June…
Children’s fishing derby this Saturday at Winagami Lake

Mac Olsen Spotlight The McLennan/High Prairie council for the Knights of Columbus is inviting children and families for their annual fishing derby at Winagami Lake this Saturday, June 11. “Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to Winagami Lake, and enjoy…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie public works staff will be helping St. Mark’s Anglican Church spruce up its cemetery. The decision was reached at council’s May 24 meeting after a request was received from St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery…