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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Louise Alma Hnydyk [Lemay] at the age of 69 years on Sept. 8, 2016. Louise was born to Henry and Helen [Bedard] Lemay in High Prairie on March 25, 1947.…

Hank Gordon McDermott passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at the age of 69 years, after a long battle with cancer. Hank was born on Dec. 20, 1946 in High Prairie.…
Alberta tire recycling effort hits 100 million

Spotlight Staff It’s a lot of rubber! Alberta’s tire recycling program has reached a significant milestone: 100 million tires have been recycled since the program’s inception in 1992. “This achievement shows Albertans’ commitment to protecting the environment is stronger than…

Spotlight Staff Will Old Man Winter be arriving soon? Can we expect warm weather until Halloween? The answers to those questions and more are being predicted in The Weather Network’s annual fall forecast, which predicts weather in September, October and…
PIC – Nearing the end

Construction crews start to see the end of the upgrade project on 50 Street between Highway 2 and 60 Avenue. “Contractors say the work will be completed by Sept. 23,” Town of High Prairie CAO Brian Martinson says. “Rain and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Consumable water will soon flow to Triangle from High Prairie. At its regular meeting Sept. 14, Big Lakes County council approved a staff recommendation to proceed with plans to finalize the design and continue with…
PIC – One of many!

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association recognized about 20 of the town’s best well-kept yards last week by placing placards in front lawns. Beautification decided at its July 25 meeting to recognize residents who make the special effort to make…

Dan Cooper President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have recently been pondering a story of a man, a truck and a load of wood. The tale is told by David A. Bednar who describes his friend’s…
New office opens for growing mill

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has moved into its new office building with modern efficiencies. “The office is a well-positioned staging area,” says Lee Barton, general manager of HPFP, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.,…
Looking Back – September 21

1912: The Grouard News reports ideal threshing conditions are reaping the area’s best crop ever. 1912: The Grouard News reports population growth in the town stands at 14 per day. 1914: The Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railroad reaches Sawridge.…
Artifact-of-the-Week September 21, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a package of a soldier’s dinner with the contents taken out and displayed. The Second World War Ration Type K [supper unit] was comprised of the following: canned meat consisting of cervelat sausage…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Any obstacle can be overcome if you set your mind to it, Aries. Your combination of intellect and work ethic will serve you well in the coming weeks. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Others are…

Richard Froese South Peace News Forestry and lumber businesses make the cut for a prosperous industry during the current economic downturn. High Prairie Forest Products continues to thrive since the parent company West Fraser Timber Co. bought the former Buchanan…
Mayor applauds Northern Woods and Water Route’s revival

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to revive the Northern Woods and Water Route, which includes the High Prairie area, are back on the road. Stretching from Dawson Creek to Winnipeg, the name was initiated by McLennan CN employee George…

Commentary by Tom Henihan By any measure, 153 deaths in six months is an alarming number, especially when the cause of those deaths, the pharmaceutical drug fentanyl, will in all likelihood result in more fatalities as the year progresses. There…