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Richard Froese South Peace News A proposal to offer funding to maintain cemeteries in Big Lakes County has hit a dead end. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council received a proposed cemetery grant policy for information. Under the…
Prairie River students shine in annual science fair

Richard Froese Spotlight Enquiring experiments by Grade 8 and 9 students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie were on display at the school’s annual science fair Feb. 16. “Judges were overall impressed with the students’ abilities to…

Jeff Burgar Political noise coming from our American neighbours continues to rise in volume. Democrats vs Republicans. Media vs Trump. Hollywood vs Trump. Liberals vs conservatives. Bureaucrats vs elected officials. Talking heads on TV news channels vs TV comedians. Democrat…
PIC – Tricky business

The High Prairie Zirka Dancers performed at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on Feb. 17 with a variety of dances. About 18 dancers in junior, intermediate, and senior performed their skills in the 30-minute show. Upcoming, the dancers prepare for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses usually busy in the gas and oil sector are getting re-energized as the price of crude oil rises to sustainable levels. “All in all, I think it’s a slow upturn,” says Arlen Quartly,…
Willier cashes in

Chris Clegg South Peace News Sucker Creek resident Leonard Willier got a little distracted after he checked just one of his recent five lottery tickets. Willier was surprised to discover he had won $102,900.60 on the Jan. 21 LOTTO 6/49…

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division could be growing, geographically, with a possible vote in local government elections this fall. During its monthly meeting Jan. 20, the board of trustees discussed the current boundaries, says an HPSD news release. One…
Arrest made in E.W. Pratt in Hold and Secure situation.

At approximately 4:30 pm on March 1, 2017, the High Prairie School Division released a statement on their Facebook page and their website:     “We received a threat directed to our school, EW Pratt High School. The RCMP and…
Saints capture No. 1 seed

Chris Clegg South Peace News Last year, the St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team won their first league title. This year, they are marching toward a second after clinching first place after a 30-20 home court win over the Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A second half comeback fell just short as the Kinuso Knights defeated the visiting Gift Lake Hurricanes 45-41 Feb. 14. The Hurricanes [3-6] trailed 26-18 at the half but closed the gap to 33-30 after…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Feb. 6, I attended the Intermunicipal Committee meeting with Councillors Arlen Quartly and Brian Panasiuk. We were updated the upcoming Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 17, 2017, that we cohost with the Town…

Tom Henihan Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War around 1991, Hollywood has had to go to great lengths to find a compelling nemesis that offered a creditable but entertaining threat to the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 14-year-old Gift Lake female is having her probation extended by three months. The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced to probation for nine months after pleading guilty…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man facing charges of sexual assault remains unfit to stand trial although his status could change in two years. The matter returned to High Prairie provincial court Feb. 13. The man did not appear…
Ducks Unlimited Banquet next month in McLennan

Spotlight Staff The 28th annual Smoky River Ducks Unlimited Banquet is just a month away, so get your tickets as soon as possible. The event will be held at the Elks and Royal Purple Community Hall in McLennan on March…