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The Page – December 14, 2016

Help the High Prairie Community Beautification Association with their local projects. That includes High Prairie’s Light-Up, which decorates the civic square between the town hall and Golden Age Club. Looks great, eh? You can help keep this going, along with…
PICs – Little Elves at Christmas

The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Centre hosted its annual Little Elves Christmas Party on Dec. 7 at the Children’s Centre. Children up to six years of age enjoyed a variety of activities such as crafts, songs, rhymes and…
HPE – Grades 5s enjoy visit with students from England

Joshua Strebchuk HPE Reporter Hi! This is Joshua Strebchuk from Grade 5C with this week’s South Peace News report. The Grade 5 students will be creating a biography of one of their grandparents. During the Christmas holidays, each student will…
PIC – MLA welcomes community

Lesser Slave Lake MLA and Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee hosted an open house Nov. 25 in her constituency office in the Town of High Prairie civic building. Left-right, are Larivee, Candice Maglione and Rod Chalifoux of Driftpile First Nation,…

SPN Staff Driftpile First Nation continues to provide education opportunities for its residents. The band’s education department recently unveiled its version of the Building Collaboration and Capacity in Education Grant Program. The initiative is a one-time conditional grant funding opportunity…

Richard Froese South Peace News Impacts of the new provincial carbon tax remain the big question as Big Lakes County prepares a new budget for 2017. At a budget meeting Dec. 5, council adopted an interim operating budget of $35.8…
PIC – Meaning of the season

St. Mark’s Anglican Church held its annual Nativity Celebration Dec. 2. The church strives to re-create the night of the birth of Jesus by using characters and costumes, complete with readings from the Bible telling of that miraculous night. Bishop’s…
HPSD hires new senior IT technician

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division has appointed Manuel Bulosan as senior information technology (IT) technician. He has been a computer technician for HPSD since October 2015. “We look forward to Manuel’s continued success in the technology department,” says Tammy…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Too much Iver Paulino. That was the story Dec. 7 as the visiting St. Andrew’s Saints defeated the Kinuso Knights 50-34 in Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division action. Paulino scored 28…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Wins are rare for any Slave Lake team over Prairie River but that’s what happened Dec. 7 as the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons defeated the Raiders 53-32. The win left both teams at 2-1…
PIC – Trustees meet the minister

High Prairie School Division welcomed Education Minister David Eggen, who visited High Prairie Elementary on Nov. 29. Left-right, are High Prairie Trustee Joyce Dvornek, Slave Lake Trustee Tracy Ottenbreit, board vice-chair Slave Lake Trustee Joy McGregor, Eggen, West End Trustee…
Cree Code Talker earns more top awards

Richard Froese Spotlight A short documentary film about a Grouard man’s unique role in the Second World War has won more awards. Cree Code Talker, co-produced by Alexandra Lazarowich and Cowboy Smithx, won a $1,000 cash award for best short…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Nov. 16 to Dec. 6: Lesser Slave Watershed Council Nov. 17, I attended regular meeting of the…

Jeff Burgar Going back to early days of this newspaper, we have always supported big ideas that would drive the regional economy. The ideas come from everywhere. Local citizens thinking there are alternatives to farming or cooking, outsiders looking for…