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Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of the region will get an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns. Big Lakes County has scheduled annual general ratepayers meetings for Faust on July 18 and Prairie Echo Hall on July 19.…

Spotlight Staff Motorists are advised to be aware of motorcyclists on the roads as the weataher warms up. Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users, with more than two-thirds of collisions involving a motorcycle resulting in death or injury, compared with about…

Spotlight Staff Communities and organizations interested in hosting events for Alberta’s Culture Days this fall can now apply for funding from the Alberta government. Alberta Culture Days returns Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 as an annual celebration that promotes the…
PIC – Coming soon!

An outdoor visitor information map will soon be placed on the outside wall at the High Prairie and District Museum. The map will be placed near the entrance on the west side. Museum curator Darlene Adams discovered the maps [similar…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie and High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board will be co-hosting the barbecue at the end of Senior’s Week on June 9. Town council sorted out a misunderstanding at its…

Tom Henihan One of the first casualties of ludicrous, self-indulgent trends is language. To announce the latest asinine attempt at defying propriety and common sense, a new linguistic mutation must be imposed on an already overburdened and desecrated English language.…
Play highlights local history

Chris Clegg South Peace News They only had a few days to research, plan and put the show together, but they came through in flying colours. Students in Northern Lakes College’s Drama 2470 class staged A History Show May 12…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Volunteers at the Penny Carnival will have to brave the hot sun and summer showers a while longer. High Prairie town council has denied a request to help the High Prairie Municipal Library purchase canopies…
PICs – Strike up the band

The High Prairie and District Community Band concluded its second season with a resounding concert May 23 at Prairie River Junior High School. Co-directors Collin Rattray and Justin Ernesto led the band that performed a variety of pieces. Please see…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Marie Brulotte is the newest member on the Town of High Prairie Library Board. Council chose Brulotte over two other well-qualified candidates at is May 23 meeting. Simone Blacha, who served on the board for…
Cardinal gets connected at Indigenous Music Awards

Richard Froese Spotlight Kinuso musician Cory Cardinal came home from the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg with a life-changing experience even though he didn’t win. A member of the Swan River First Nation, he was one of five nominees for…

I must say I really like the swimming pool. It’s a great resource, especially for a remote region like High Prairie and area. Better than any of the few pools around. But the pool is not as good as it…

Jeff Burgar Last week, rural Albertans took another shot across the bow, another nail in their coffin, or the heat was turned up on the pot of water they sit in. The Electoral Boundaries Commission released their draft report. The…
Northland votes against Hillview closure

Chris Clegg South Peace News East Prairie Hillview School will no be closing its doors. Northland School Division’s official trustee, Lois Byers, approved a motion to continue operating the school May 15 for at least two more years. School closure…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Chest donated to museum The High Prairie and District Museum will not be needing money for a time capsule from the High Prairie Sesquicentennial Committee. The museum board decided at its meeting May 18 to…
PIC – And here they are. . .!

Northern Lakes College drama class held a performance May 12. In the front is instructor Constance Brissenden. In the middle row, left-right, are Betsy Giroux, Sarah Jardine, Gretchen Noskiye, and Melissa Davis. In the back row, left-right, are Kelly Johnson,…