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Ethel Mae [Cuthbert] Tanghe was born on Feb. 2, 1919, in Baulder, Man., the eldest of 11 children, to Thomas and Goldie Cuthbert. When she was nine, her family moved to the Peavine area to escape the dustbowl conditions of…

Spotlight Staff The oil and gas industry will get government support over the next five years to restore 10,000 linear kilometres of land that had been cleared for seismic lines in the Little Smoky and A La Peche caribou rangelands.…
CWL receives Friends of Education Award

Tom Henihan Spotlight At the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone One Annual Awards Banquet, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) presented the 2016 Friends of Education Award to the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of St. Paul’s Parish in High…

Spotlight Staff People living on First Nations and Metis Settlements in Alberta will no longer have to pay non-resident fees in order to access public library services. The Alberta government is providing more than $670,000 to six regional library systems,…
“The Colours That Bind Us”

Quilts of all colours and sizes were on display as the High Prairie Quilt Guild presented its 21st annual Quilt Show and Sale on Oct. 15-16 at St. Andrew’s School. “The Colours That Bind Us” featured 137 entries, down from…
A sea of bulbs!

High Prairie Elementary School Grade 2 students planted tulips in the flower beds by the West Prairie River Oct. 12. Front to back are Brock Badger, Lucas Stewart and Gage McNabb. St. Andrew’s School students also planted tulips in a…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A major step was cleared Sept. 29 when the Government of Alberta granted a five-year forest management area extension to Tolko Industries under several conditions. The decision paves the way for Tolko to begin planning…

The summer Best Yards contest was such a success, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association is proceeding with the Best Christmas Yard contest. Members decided at their Oct. 12 meeting to hold the contest, which is open to all residential…

Do you have the spookiest yard in town? The scariest? You just might be the winner in the Halloween Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Town of High Prairie. Councillor Donna Deynaka suggested the contest to encourage citizens to decorate their…

It’s time to get those jack-o-lanterns ready for Halloween! And what better time to get ready than at the Faust FCSS and Faust Community League Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. Children are asked to register at…

Each Friday at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to St. Mark’s Anglican Church to make prayer shawls. Prayer shawls are given to people who have a serious illness, or need some comfort. They are ideal for keeping the patient warm.…

The Festival of Trees Committee has made a $500 donation to the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society. The decision was made at the committee’s first meeting Sept. 29 to organize this year’s Festival of Trees. This year’s Festival…

Richard Froese South Peace News A major project to upgrade a road in the east end of Big Lakes County south to House Mountain has been scheduled to start in the next few weeks. “The contractor anticipates starting work by…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie RCMP has learned that it will no longer be required to provide information and documents in the French language. Response and comments are being invited at a community forum Oct. 25 at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Safety is highly promoted for the annual Fire-Prevention Week from Oct. 9-15. “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the theme. Statistics show that, on average, fire kills eight…