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Richard Froese South Peace News An agreement for enhanced policing in Big Lakes County by the High Prairie RCMP has been renewed. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved the memorandum of understanding for the enhanced policing agreement that…
The Page – May 31, 2017

We were among many northern Albertans who were battening down the hatches, furling up the sails, stacking the deck chairs, breaking down the umbrellas, and tucking away anything and everything that might blow away. The weather forecast started out saying…
Pegg ready to start new career

Richard Froese South Peace News Former local radio broadcaster Victoria Pegg has joined the staff of Big Lakes County as its first communications and projects co-ordinator. She started the position May 23 and has many years of experience in communications.…
County hires former policeman

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has hired its first bylaw enforcement officer. Judson Mayes joined the staff of the planning and development department May 15. He is working under a one-year contract. “I want to maintain all…

Re: A made-in-home solution [by Mac Olsen, May 17 South Peace News] Did you know that George Shultz is 96 years old? And that he is walking and talking climate change? That old joke about not looking a day over…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I like to support a good program as much as the next guy, but recent decisions by High Prairie town council and Big Lakes County should be applauded. The Farm Safety Centre has staff…
PIC – The future is here

Northern Lakes College hosted its Open House Road Show at its main campus in High Prairie and in Driftpile on May 18. A free barbecue was served to visitors, who were also given tours of the facilities and information about…

Richard Froese South Peace News Strategies and tips for businesses to lobby government were presented at the High Prairie Business Support Network session May 25. “Your goal is to persuade the decision makers,” says John Corie, managing partner of Ballad…
County to add 3 to Wall of Fame

Richard Froese South Peace News Names of three more committed volunteers in Big Lakes County will be added to the Wall of Fame next month. Ruth Brassard, Diana Oliver and Anne Porisky will their names unveiled June 22 at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of the region will get an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns. Big Lakes County has scheduled annual general ratepayers meetings for Faust on July 18 and Prairie Echo Hall on July 19.…

Spotlight Staff Motorists are advised to be aware of motorcyclists on the roads as the weataher warms up. Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users, with more than two-thirds of collisions involving a motorcycle resulting in death or injury, compared with about…

Spotlight Staff Communities and organizations interested in hosting events for Alberta’s Culture Days this fall can now apply for funding from the Alberta government. Alberta Culture Days returns Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 as an annual celebration that promotes the…
PIC – Coming soon!

An outdoor visitor information map will soon be placed on the outside wall at the High Prairie and District Museum. The map will be placed near the entrance on the west side. Museum curator Darlene Adams discovered the maps [similar…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie and High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board will be co-hosting the barbecue at the end of Senior’s Week on June 9. Town council sorted out a misunderstanding at its…

Tom Henihan One of the first casualties of ludicrous, self-indulgent trends is language. To announce the latest asinine attempt at defying propriety and common sense, a new linguistic mutation must be imposed on an already overburdened and desecrated English language.…
Play highlights local history

Chris Clegg South Peace News They only had a few days to research, plan and put the show together, but they came through in flying colours. Students in Northern Lakes College’s Drama 2470 class staged A History Show May 12…