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Chris Clegg South Peace News Two of the league’s top teams battled hard with players injured and effort spilled into every corner of the court. When it was said and one, however, the St. Andrew’s Saints left the Prairie River…

Jeff Burgar Those tuned in to Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee’s telephone town hall meeting last Wednesday got much the same storyline as the previous phone in. For those unaware, it is basically a big conference call. The phone…

A High Prairie man charged in connection with the robbery of two adult women downtown will go to trial in August. Cole Harvey Hansen, 22, appeared in High Prairie provincial court Jan. 9 and set his trial for Aug. 15…
Watershed office relocates

Richard Froese South Peace News The Lesser Slave Watershed Council has moved its office in High Prairie. Council relocated to 52 Avenue by the Lawrence Apartments. The office is now accessible by ground level, instead of the upper floor at…
Caudron nominated for top principal in Canada

Spotlight Staff Joussard School principal Heather Caudron has been nominated by High Prairie School Division for the 2017 Canada’s Outstanding Principal Awards. The program sponsored by The Learning Partnership recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly-funded schools, who demonstrate innovation,…

Updated January 20, 2017   Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen was turned away from a meeting in Slave Lake last week between municipal councillors and a visiting federal minister. This was after Viersen had been invited by Minister Amarjeet Sohi’s…
Eating just got a little more expensive

Richard Froese South Peace News Putting food on the dinner table and going out to dine will cost a little more after the new provincial carbon tax went into effect Jan. 1. “Our prices have already gone up by three…
PIC – How was your day?

A truck sinks in the icy waters of Lesser Slave Lake by Shaw’s Point on Jan. 15. The owner of the truck is unknown. Please take care while ice fishing this winter. Photo courtesy of William Olansky.

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade water reservoirs in Joussard, Grouard and Enilda have been supported by Big Lakes County council. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, county council approved a staff recommendation to call for requests for…
Driftpile band council submits to voluntary drug testing

Chris Clegg South Peace News Trying to set a new standard and gaining the trust of its membership are the main reasons the newly-elected Driftpile First Nations band council submitted to drug testing in early January. “We’re trying to set…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County councillors will not be taking Cree language lesson on the county’s cash. At its regular meeting Jan. 11, council rejected a staff recommendation for the county to pay any interested council members…
Dogs trained to detect cancer

Richard Froese Spotlight Dogs have proven to be more accurate to detect cancer in humans. Yet, with a lack of dog trainers in the province, a call has been made by a Langdon woman who will soon become a certified…

Richard Froese South Peace News Expanded broadband service to the High Prairie region could come sooner than expected after a recent announcement by the CRTC Dec. 21. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission declared that broadband access high-speed Internet service…
Knights still winless after another tough loss

Chris Clegg South Peace News The visiting Kinuso Knights remain the only winless team in the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division after a 41-33 loss to the Donnelly G. P. Vanier Vipers Jan. 4. The Knights…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Dec. 7-31: Heart River Housing Dec. 15, I attended the regular meeting of Heart River Housing. The…