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The High Prairie Royal Purple made a huge $100,000 donation toward the CT Scan fundraising campaign April 25. The High Prairie and District Health Foundation is raising money for the machine. Left-right are Royal Purple secretary Cori Burgar, Royal Purple…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County are not the only local governments lobbying for renal dialysis treatment at the High Prairie Hospital. Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council has also been supporting…

May 04, 2016 Media inquiries Public safety remains the key priority as the wildfire in Fort McMurray continues to burn. Provincial fire crews continue their efforts to reduce the threat to property and infrastructure. Current situation The Alberta government has…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County taxpayers will pay a little more for property taxes to support an operating budget of $35.8 million. At a special meeting April 26, council adopted their 2016 budget of $35,860,051, down from…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council wants the Peavine access road to get a new layer of asphalt as previously promised. At its regular meeting April 27, council approved a recommendation to file a request to Alberta…
Spark ignites grass fire near Grouard

Richard Froese South Peace News Continued dry conditions and wind aided a grass fire south of Grouard that lasted several hours April 28. Fire spread about 200 hectares along Highway 750 about 10 km north of Highway 2. Firefighters were…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rumours are swirling of the impending opening of a Peavey Mart in High Prairie. Meanwhile, a company spokesman will neither confirm or deny the rumour. “I have no announcement at this time,” says Jest Sidloski,…
High Prairie RCMP attend multi-vehicle, fatal collision

Driftpile First Nation, Alta. – On May 1, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the High Prairie RCMP, along with Emergency Services and Lakeshore Police Service responded to a complaint of a serious three vehicle collision on Highway 2 at the…
Police officer inspires as mentor and musician

Richard Froese Spotlight A respected Aboriginal police officer and role model for youth, Kinuso musician Cory Cardinal has released his first compact disc (CD). “North of Town Roads” features many songs he wrote and composed from a career that started…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man and a woman from High Prairie charged with attempted murder, will return to court next month. Craig Martin Downey, 43, and Sally E. Duquette, 34, appeared in High Prairie provincial court April 18.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Do you enjoy hiking for a good cause? Do you enjoy supporting a valuable organization and the services it provides? Then why not consider gathering pledges and participating in the 14th annual Hike for Hospice…

Re: True local health council desperately needed On April 19, an opinion article published in the High Prairie South Peace News [Clegg’s Corner] outlined concerns about the Lesser Slave Lake Health Advisory Council, and a perceived lack of support and…

Helping Our Students to Succeed wants to remind everyone “It’s OK to not be OK” during Mental Health Awareness Week May 2-8. HOSTS also says there is help available for you and it’s never too late to take care of…

A dry winter and a dry spring has farmers on their fields early this year. That’s the good news. The bad news right across the board is low moisture levels and a fire season shaping up to be one of…

1962: Peace River jeweler Bud Dennis is elected to carry to Social Credit banner in the June 18 federal election. 1969: St. Mark’s Anglican Church observes the 60th anniversary of the church in High Prairie. G.A. Crawley, rector of the…

H.P. court docket April 18, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man from Peavine will pay a hefty fine for celebrating a little too much at a family birthday party before driving away. Stanley J. Gauchier, 21, was fined $1,200,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor soccer will be back on local fields this week with a growing number of players. “Again, we have about 200 players signed up and eager to go,” says Angie Halverson, president of the High…