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Chris Clegg South Peace News Concerns over supporting a celebration that conflicts with their own prompted High Prairie town council to tread lightly at its Nov. 8 meeting. Council received a request from the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association at Triangle asking…

Richard Froese South Peace News More housing for seniors could be coming with support from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Nov. 9, county council received a recommendation to contribute $5,000 towards architect…

Jeff Burgar It’s now a week. Among those who follow politics, many still can’t get over Donald Trump becoming president of America. Americans, Canadians, Brits, and the rest of the world included. If you are expecting some kind of, “Oh…

Richard Froese With just six weeks to Christmas, many people are already thinking about the season to give. Children are busy as they research the latest sources to make their Christmas wish list and start to prepare for the school…

Open Letter – Mental health funding in the Health Accord A mental health crisis is around the corner in Canada. Stigma is lessening and people are coming forward to get help, but an already overtaxed and underfunded system can’t meet…
HPE – A chance to win ‘Best Seat in the House’

Abby Arams Zachary Grace HPE Reporters Hi! This is Abby Arams and Zachary Grace with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 3J has been checking out sound, how it’s made and how to keep our ears safe. They have…
Joussard School – Grade 6 students begin fundraising

David Giroux Joussard Reporter Hi! This is David, once again bringing you the news from Joussard School. I toured around the school, talking to students in each class about what they have been learning and doing over the last week.…
PICs – PRJH takes time to remember

Students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie marked Remembrance Day with a ceremony Nov. 10. History of Canadians at war was presented by Grade 8 students of teacher Julia Drefs. The Canadian flag was carried by the…
Falher 55 Plus, hosts Zone 8 Challenge Cup event

Tom Henihan Spotlight Alberta 55 Plus, Zone 8, Area 2 held its carpet bowling and floor curling Challenge Cup event at Club Alouette in Falher on Saturday, October 22. Twenty-seven people participated with teams from Valleyview, High Prairie, Girouxville and…

Richard Froese Spotlight Suggestions from thousands of Albertans on the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MGA) will be used to amend the legislation before it is reintroduced this fall. “Because the MGA touches every single Albertan in some way, it was…
County welcomes new CAO Brideau

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County welcomes Roy Brideau as the new chief administrative officer who started Nov. 7. “I am pleased to join the Big Lakes County team,” Brideau says in a news release from the county.…

Chris Clegg, Editor, SPN A comment made by a High Prairie Legionnaires player at the Remembrance Day ceremony can be described at best as totally inappropriate. Some may choose to call it disgusting and disrespectful. It’s their choice. Whatever your…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie is gearing up to host the 2017 Alberta 55-Plus Fall Games in September and seeking community support. “I’m sure it’s going to happen,” says Mary Zabolotniuk of High Prairie, president of the Mighty…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged in the death of a Swan River First Nations man on Feb. 2, 2015 has been sentenced to more than two years in jail. Michael Bernard Jackman, 40, was sentenced to 28…
Raiders finish in top 4 in zones

Richard Froese South Peace News Prairie River Raiders of High Prairie reached the final four at the northwest zone junior high school girls’ volleyball championships. After finishing second in the High Prairie School Division championship at home on Oct. 29-30,…
Raiders in tough at volleyball zones

Richard Froese South Peace News Prairie River Raiders of High Prairie faced tough competition at the northwest zone junior high school boys’ volleyball championships. After winning the High Prairie School Division championship at home on Oct. 29-30, the Raiders lost…