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Aboriginal communities also protected

Richard Froese South Peace News Fire departments in First Nations communities provide a key service to their communities and the surrounding area. Driftpile First Nation Volunteer Fire Department responded to several motor vehicle collisions this year. “We get most of…

FIRE ESCAPE PLAN AT WORK: Do you know?: -Your fire escape plan? -Your designated meeting place in the event of a fire? -Who your floor fire emergency officer is? -The location of the nearest fire extinguisher? -The location of the…
High Prairie fire department records fewer calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded to consider- ably fewer calls this year. “I’m really surprised how quiet it has been so far this year,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk. For the first nine…
County fire departments ready to do their part!

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County Volunteer Fire Department has five fire halls and crews in the hamlets of Enilda, Faust, Grouard, Joussard, and Kinuso. Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has responded to few calls this year. “We’ve been…
Chargers fall to Mustangs in final

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt men’s team finished second in the High Prairie school’s 29th annual Chargers’ Invitational Volleyball Tournament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The Chargers lost 27-25, 25-17 to the Wabasca Mistassiny Mustangs in the…
Lady Chargers reach semi-final

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers faced some strong competition at the 29th annual Pratt Invitational Volleyball Tournament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The girls lost 25-3, 25-7 to Glenmary of Peace River in the semifinal…
PIC – New duds for Outlaws

The High Prairie Outlaws bantam football team shows off its new jerseys donated by Fountain Tire and The Promo Store. Uniforms were delivered on Oct. 3. Standing at the right are Fountain Tire owner Jeff Copeland and The Promo Store…
PICs – Let’s get physical!

Workplace Wellness Month in October in High Prairie is being promoted by the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board in partnership with Alberta Health Services health promotions. Free sessions are offered for POUND fitness, Aqua Z, public skating and…
Message from the Acting Fire Commissioner (Alberta)

October 9, 2016 marks the beginning of another Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year features smoke alarms and the importance of replacing aged, out of date smoke alarms. Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Quite…

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St. Andrew’s runs for Terry Fox

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie participated in the annual National School Day Run on Sept. 29 as part of the 36th annual Terry Fox Run to raise funds to support cancer research. Left-right are senior high students Halle…

It wasn’t that long ago that former Toronto mayor, the late Rob Ford, was considered the gift that just kept on giving to news media, talk shows, and every comedian in the free world. Ford is now officially eclipsed by…

Commentary by Katrina Owens Well, it looks like Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre won’t get to see his pitiful ban on pit bull and pit bull-like breeds go through. I like to think I played a minor role in spreading the…

So here’s another of those, “There are two kinds of people in the world” stories. The first kind says, “Winter is for hibernating. Put away the tools. Put away the farm gear. Put away all the toys. Roll up the…
For a job well done

The Golden Walleye Classic Committee made its annual donation to the High Prairie Fire Department Oct. 12. Firefighters have assisted the committee at the tournament for the past seven years and, in turn, the committee makes a donation. This year’s…