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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…
PIC – Deputy mayor sworn in

Town of High Prairie Councillor Debbie Rose is sworn in as the new deputy mayor by CAO Brian Martinson [not shwon] at the beginning of the regular meeting Aug. 23. Rose serves as deputy for six months from Aug. 15…
The Page – September 21, 2016

There was a TV commercial that, if we recall correctly, had an awesome trick to tying shoelaces. But, it all happened so fast, we were never sure if it was really a good method, or just an illusion. No fear.…

Spotlight Staff As part of the Alberta Jobs Plan, the provincial government is giving support to municipalities and organizations to work together on economic development projects that diversify and grow local economies. Through the new Community and Regional Economic Support…
Meet PRJH’s new staff

Richard Froese South Peace News Jocelyn Heyde has moved up to principal of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie as one of many changes on staff. “We, as a staff, look forward to take a great school to…

by Jeff Burgar A biologist was relating stories about the Yellowstone Park wolf recovery program. The program is considered a success, although controversial. About 20 years ago, adolescent wolves were taken from Alberta, transplanted into the park, and left on…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A former High Prairie girl is receiving a Commonwealth Service Award – Service Commendation Oct. 5 in Edmonton. Alyssa Backs, now a teacher in Grassland, Alta., was notified of the award in August but didn’t…