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Following is a letter from Eva Sartorius to Kevin O’Leary regarding his $1 million offer to invest in Alberta’s oilpatch if she resigns. Dear Kevin, We thank you for your concern, and the offer of petty cash to help us…
PIC – And the winner is …

Sophie Oliver, left, and Cealey Herr, both four years old, were at the High Prairie Golden Age Club June 17 to draw the winning names in the club’s Father’s Day draw. Ian Sanders won the draw and a Huntington barbecue;…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s an issue not talked about too often, but the Government of Alberta is trying to change that. East Prairie Metis Settlement is one of 19 seniors groups, community organizations, and municipalities across Alberta which…

Richard Froese South Peace News A young man charged with the death of a 14-year-old boy in Driftpile on New Year’s Eve 2013 will be sentenced almost three years after the incident. Blake Francis Giroux, 23, will be sentenced Dec.…
PICS – Soccer Day in High Prairie celebrated

High Prairie Minor Soccer Association hosted a mini-tournament on June 12 for under-12 and under-8 teams at St. Andrew’s School field. Five teams played in under-8 with three from High Prairie and two from the Smoky River region. In under-12,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local survivors of child sexual abuse will benefit from provincial funding announced to High Prairie and Metis organizations. The High Prairie and Area Prevention of Family Violence Association and the provincial Métis Settlements General Council…
Record number of grads this year for NLC

Joe McWilliams For Spotlight June 3 was a big day for Northern Lakes College. Convocation is always a big day, but this year bigger than most, because of the record number of graduands from various college programs. The number was…
St. Andrew’s School Track Meet

Event Results Following are the results of the St. Andrew’s School Track and Field Meet held June 2, 6&7. Age Group               Long Jump            Ball Throw      …
Looking Back – June 15

1902: The first steamboat to appear in Grouard is the Sainte Emile, owned by the Roman Catholic Church. 1915: The Grouard Board of Trade meets and hears Frank Cochrane, federal Minister of Railways, wants an answer as to why the…

Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for May 18 to June 7: On May 18, I attended the Inter-municipal committee meeting to discuss joint concerns the town and county have in common. This committee builds good…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Luke 23:39-43 reads “One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, ‘So you’re the Messiah, are You? Prove it by saving Yourself — and us, too, while You’re at it!’ But the…
PICS – Sound of music fills HPE gymnasium

High Prairie Elementary School staged its annual Spring Night concert May 31 as students in Grades 4-5 took centre stage. Music teachers Andrea Pollock and Colin Chrabaszcz directed the students who played a variety of instruments. Parents, family and friends…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 15, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1989 High Prairie and District Rodeo Association belt buckle. Buckles were presented to winners of various events years ago. It is not known who donated the buckle. The 1989 rodeo was moved…

Justin Mindel recorded the top finish for E.W. Pratt High School athletes at the Alberta High School Track and Field Championships on June 2-3 in Edmonton. Mindel was fourth in senior men’s high jump with a best leap of 1.8…