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Gift Lake teacher nominated for award

Curtis Walty For South Peace News Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce that Andrew Bots, Gift Lake School teacher, has been selected as the division’s 2016 Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee. The Edwin Parr Teacher Award recognizes…
Pratt flexes might at Divisional T&F Meet

Following are the High Prairie School Division Junior High School track and field meet results from May 16. Only those results available from the source are published. The meet was held at the E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River…

Stop by the South Peace News office to pick up your FREE copy of the South Peace News 2016 phone book! Located at 4901 – 51 Avenue, High prairie.  (Phone books will be available at other local businesses within the…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. All of us need some guidance through the dark tunnel of grief: * Give yourself time to grieve. Grief does not neatly end when you return to work, or after two weeks or…
Joussard School – Joussard students make friends

Jorja Lewis-Willier Joussard Reporter Hi, there! This is Jorja Lewis-Willier once again with news from Joussard School. Everyone enjoyed the kickoff for Jump Rope For Heart. We learned how important exercise is to avoid strokes and heart attacks. We also…
THE PAGE – May 18, 2016

What’s the last thing a redneck says, just before he dies? “Hey, y’all! Watch this!” * * * * * * * * * No rain. No clouds. An awful lot of wasps. But mosquitoes are few and far between!…

Ken Melnyk, High Prairie Fire Chief Do you know what it means if you see a car or pickup truck with a flashing green light in the window? What do these lights mean? We are all used to seeing the…
PIC – Dance for disaster

Local residents raised $1,300 in support at a Zumba fundraising event at Triangle Hall on May 10 to aid wildfire victims evacuated from Fort McMurray. The money was raised for the Canadian Red Cross. The event drew 55 people. Local…

Richard Froese South Peace News Physicians with High Prairie Medical Clinic have municipal support to recruit more doctors without interference from Alberta Health Services. “We actually have five physicians who are interested in coming to High Prairie from South Africa,”…
Artifact of the Week – May 18, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several guns in its collection. This Enfield rifle was donated by Ike Lawrence in 1966. The gun is not a Lee Enfield rifle, just an Enfield. The Lee–Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was…

1914: Schaffer and Weigh open the Rex Theatre in Grouard. 1964: Over 1,000 cars crowd the High Prairie Fairgrounds to take in the Elks Car Bingo. Bill McCue wins the 1964 Plymouth. 1973: The McLennan Chamber of Commerce announces a…

Richard Froese South Peace News A statement of costs to fight fires in the Big Lakes County may no longer be sent to residents. At its regular meeting May 11, council gave first reading to an amended fire services bylaw…
Dry weather, rising costs concern farmers

Richard Froese South Peace News Farmers are concerned that more and rising costs, plus dry conditions could hurt profits this year. “The outlook for beef in the High Prairie area and Alberta, is cautiously optimistic,” says Valleyview farmer Roland Cailliau,…

Chris Clegg, Editor, High Prairie South Peace News Plato is regarded as one of the great thinkers in history. His teacher, Socrates, and most notable student, Aristotle, are household names. They are the elite of thinkers and revered even today,…