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by Tom Henihan The issue of plagiarism regarding Melania Trump’s speech was more amusing than serious, especially considering that virtually everyone in the political arena is scripted. The entire enterprise is a fiction, a staged fabrication; only when there is…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The owner of the Key Inn Motel will not be getting any forgiveness for paying his taxes late. Do Sup Shin wrote town council July 8 requesting that his tax $2,845.76 penalty for the Key…
PIC – ‘Hole’y cow!

Construction crews start work in High Prairie to install a new water line. Crews started work on 50 Street between 53 Avenue (Highway 2) and 60 Avenue. Other work includes construction on 47 and 46A streets, and 51 and 52…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has taken the first step to deal with flooding issues surrounding the Heart River and East Prairie River. At its regular meeting, July 27, council approved a staff recommendation to contract Sameng…

Richard Froese South Peace News Organizers of the annual Astral Harvest Music and Arts Festival near Driftpile face a penalty for breaching its operating permit with Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting, July 27, council approved a recommendation to…
Alliance elects new executive

SPN Staff On June 28, the Lesser Slave Lake Economic Alliance held elections at its annual general meeting at the Eagle Point Golf Course in Wabasca. The following board members were elected for the 2016-17 term: * Chair, Barry Sharkawi,…
High Prairie Dolphins Swim Meet results

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the High Prairie Dolphins Swim Meet July 23. Swimmer Event Time Fin Georgia Haas Girl’s 6 & under 25-M back 1:43.03 7 Georgia Haas Girl’s 6 & under 25-M flutter…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Well-kept yards in High Prairie will soon be recognized by the High Prairie Community Beautification Association. At its July 25 meeting, the association decided to spend $150 to make 8 1/2 x 11” placards, which…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may feel a bit disconnected from your feelings this week. It’s alright to pull back for a time and get things straight in your head. Things will soon return to the status quo.…
Homegrown goodness

Richard Froese South Peace News Local food is the feature flavour on the menu in The Farm Truck, a new catering business in the region. “It’s a mobile restaurant,” says Diane Perry, who operates the business with her husband Carey…

by Jeff Burgar “Where I live, it’s nice and quiet,” Dylan Laboucan’s father Leo said in a CBC news report. “Everybody knows everybody around here. If there’s a vehicle from out of town, we’ll all notice it right away. It’s…

by Jeff Burgar The deaths of two young people at Whitefish River, their lives just starting, has shocked and stunned not just Whitefish, not just the region, but our entire province and more. But not only are we shocked and…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Efforts will be made to forage a better relationship between the High Prairie Medical Clinic and Alberta Health Services, citizens heard at a public meeting July 14. The meeting was called by High Prairie town…
Sucker Creek supports lobby

Chris Clegg South Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation’s chief says he would “like to see something happen” in regard to having renal dialysis treatment in the new High Prairie Hospital. Chief Jim Badger lobbied for the service during a…