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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.…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, it is easy to get excited about the wrong things this week. Try not to be too reckless in your actions, and stick with someone like Libra to keep you grounded. TAURUS – Apr…
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…
Taekwondo students kick it up a notch

Richard Froese South Peace News Scorpion Taekwondo Club of High Prairie celebrated another season with several students moving up in belts on April 17. “The large number of black belts and coloured belts that continue to advance each year, speak…
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…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie April 11, Councillor Donna Deynaka and I attended the Volunteer Appreciation event organized by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services. This annual event is in recognition of the High Prairie and area…

Tom Henihan, Reporter, Falher Smoky River Express It is noble to express concern for the world our grandchildren will inherit as Stephen Lewis did recently at the NDP Leadership Convention in Edmonton. Most responsible people look ahead with similar thoughts…

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…

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie has changed its graduation date and venue to July 9 to accommodate a larger class. Ceremonies have been moved to the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister This Easter season was one of the most fascinating God-Incidence, or co-incidence, feast days in many years. Holy Thursday leading into Good Friday is the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith, the night when Jesus…