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1912: The Hudson’s Bay Company opens a store in Grouard. 1912: The Northern Light steamboat makes a record run from Soto Landing to Grouard in 16 hours. 1912: The Grouard News reports the town is 2 1/2 square miles in…
Artifact-of-the-Week September 14, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has the Certificate of Incorporation of the High Prairie Curling Club in its possession. The curling club was incorporated on Nov. 16, 1933. The first curling rink in High Prairie was built by Dan…
Meet the new teachers at HPE, Pratt and St. Andrew’s

2 join HPE staff Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Elementary School has welcomed two new teachers to staff this year. Chris Langlois has been appointed to teach Grade 2. It is his first fulltime position teaching after he…

HPE Staff Welcome back to a new year at High Prairie Elementary School! We have lots of exciting things happening this year: presentations, field trips, clubs, Movie Night, month end assemblies, parent council, book fairs, Science In Motion and much,…
Joussard School off and running

Faith Fortier Joussard Reporter Hello! I am Faith Fortier and I will be bringing you the news from Joussard School for the month of September. While I wandered around the school, talking to kids, I found out that almost everyone…
Local fashion store helps spur rural movement

Rural Fashion Girl hit the publicity jackpot the week it opened and has since continued to strive toward excellence. In April 2016, the world’s most popular online news source, The Huffington Post, named the High Prairie ladies shop a must…
Life after being an MLA

Calahasen lands job with Northland SPN Staff Education has always been one of her many passions, so it should come as a surprise to no one that Pearl Calahasen is now working for Northland School Division. “Northland School Division No.…
Youth program draws high praise from students

Richard Froese South Peace News Summer wrapped up as 10 students completed the Youth Leadership and Employment Program at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. With a Canada Summer Jobs grant, the program ran from July 4 to Aug. 10…

by Chris Clegg Colin Kaepernick has caused quite a stir. The San Francisco 49’ers quarterback’s recent decision to sit during the American national anthem has drawn opinions from the armchair quarterback to the housewife to the president. In short, Kaepernick…
Stroke survivors share stories, provide advice

Richard Froese South Peace News Living with the affects of a stroke has a huge impact on a victim and families. That was the message of a heart and stroke information evening Sept. 8 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County officials fear a plan to protect wilderness to save woodland caribou will economically hurt energy and forestry activity. “People in rural communities should be concerned about it,” Reeve Ken Matthews says. Big…
Renegades ready to find the win column

Richard Froese South Peace News High school football has hit the local turf as the High Prairie Renegades play in their second season in the Mighty Peace Football Conference. The Renegades host St. Joseph’s Celtics of Grande Prairie in their…

McLennan RCMP is asking the public to help solve a crime. On Sept. 7, McLennan RCMP responded to a complaint about theft of tools from a vehicle in McLennan. RCMP believes the tools were stolen between 10 p.m. on Sept.…
MLA welcomes new face to office

Richard Froese South Peace News After being closed for two months, the High Prairie office for Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee has re-opened with a new face. Cathy Wilcox became the new constituency assistant Aug. 2 for the satellite…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, exercise patience as you try to resolve a situation this week. You may have found a solution that works for everyone, but it may take time for others to adjust. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…