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1915: The Grouard Board of Trade commends the Grouard News for returning to a four-page format. 1965: South Peace News apologizes to its readers for being six hours late. The reason is a recent move to its new location two…
PICS – Legion presents Remembrance Day awards

Each year, most Royal Canadian Legion branches from around Canada hold their annual Remembrance Day contests. Students are invited to submit poems, essays or posters and compete for prizes. The High Prairie branch completed its judging and presented the awards…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. Have you ever noticed how much of life is spent anticipating events that are about to happen? What many people don’t understand is that when we learn a loved one is dying we…
PICS – Primavera rocks the house

Supernault wins Pratt talent show E.W. Pratt High School held its annual Primavera talent show May 10. About one dozen acts graced the stage, most of the participants singing. A few also played musical instruments. Staff began the show with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is proceeding cautiously on a request to extend the Riverbend Water Co-op system. The proposal calls for the extension of the line southwest of town to provide water for 60 households…
County office upgrade planned

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade the Big Lakes County administration building with more efficient space have taken another step. At its regular meeting May 25, council approved a recommendation to hire a consultant to prepare a renovation…

Richard Froese South Peace News Hours allowed to play music at concerts in Big Lakes County is being increased by one hour. At its regular meeting May 25, council approved a recommendation to change the hours of public music under…
PIC – Service recognized

Several members of the High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion received continuous service pins at their meeting May 18. Left-right are Legion president Don Ebbett, 50 years; George Bennett, 30 years; Lorrel Johnson, 10 years; Tony Belli, 30 years; and Dan…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is near.” [Matthew 3:2-4:17] These were the words of Jesus and John the Baptist announcing the Kingdom of God. “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Friendship Accord is being planned as a local component to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Big Lakes County, the Town of High Prairie and regional Aboriginal communities are banding together to plan the…
105-km Swim Challenge inspires, motivates

Richard Froese South Peace News Several people were honoured for their efforts in the Bay of Fundy 105-Kilometre Swim Challenge at the High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre. “Although 53 people entered the challenge, 10 completed and surpassed the distance,” says…
4-H students gearing up for Achievement Day

Chris Clegg Spotlight Coyote Acres 4-H Club and Kinuso Lakeside 4-H Club members are again anticipating tremendous support for their upcoming East Peace District 4-H Achievement Day June 4 at the High Prairie Agriplex. Students have been working hard on…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, expect others to pay attention to what you have to say this week. It may seem like no one is giving your thoughts much mind, but they’re not falling on deaf ears. TAURUS –…
PIC – Site preparation begins for Peavey Mart

Construction crews started preparing the site for the new Peavey Mart last week. The store will be located in the East Gate retail development on Highway 2 in Peavine Estates on the east side of town. Peavey Mart is scheduled…

Commentary by Mac Olsen It is often said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions sometimes bring unnecessarily tragic results. Take the case of a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park. A few weeks…

by Chris Clegg Regular readers of this column know I began lobbying weeks ago to Alberta Health Services to provide renal dialysis services in the hospital. We have watched helplessly while numerous residents leave the community to receive treatment in…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The importance of wearing helmets at the Q Skate Plaza will be the focus of a public safety session June 6. Town of High Prairie peace officers, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta Brain Injury…
Not what it seems

Graphic scenes and clear messages about drunk driving were the focus of a mock scenario presented to students by Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth in High Prairie on May 18-19. Above, High Prairie Fire Department firefighters David Martinson,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Three more dedicated volunteers will be added to the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame later this month. Wendell Ebbett of Sunset House, Robert Goulet of High Prairie, and Eileen Will of Big Meadow, will…