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Richard Froese South Peace News Aging chlorine water systems in Big Lakes County are posing a major risk. At its regular meeting April 13, county council approved a recommendation to replace chorine water systems in water treatment plants in Grouard,…
Safety tips for you and your horses

Spotlight Staff Horses are beautiful, large and powerful animals. Though some people grow up around horses, many have had just brief encounters with horses or enjoyed them from afar. Unpredictable and awe-inspiring, horses require constant care, and those who interact…
Willier named Firefighter-of-the-Year

James Willier, right, receives the Firefighter-of-the-Year award from High Prairie fire chief Ken Melnyk April 9 at the banquet at the Triangle Hall. The prestigious annual award is voted on by the fire department’s members.  

Owner of business can’t increase town wages after cutting his own staff Chris Clegg South Peace News Slashing wages at his business meant that giving an increase to Town of High Prairie staff was unacceptable, one councillor stated during budget…
Black Knot creating black eye

Richard Froese South Peace News Dozens of trees in High Prairie have been nailed with Black Knot. Schubert chokecherry and mayday trees have been hit by the common disease caused by fungus, says Kerry Gordey, a Town of High Prairie…
Firefighting a rewarding way to volunteer, chief says

Richard Froese South Peace News A call to recruit volunteer firefighters in the region continues as fire departments enhance their crews to help make communities safer. The Town of High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department promotes the call as vital and…

Richard Froese South Peace News It’s back by popular demand! The second annual Bridging Our Communities High Prairie Traditional Powwow is set for May 14. Colourful dancers and Aboriginal culture will take centre stage at the Sports Palace at the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Valleyview Jets are back in the North Peace Hockey League. NPHL teams voted in favour of the Jets’ application after hearing from team representative Rick Young at the league’s spring meeting in Fairview April…

Jeff Burgar To use a popular expression, it’s nice to sit around a campfire, hold hands, and sing songs like Kumbaya. Not a care in the world. No concern about gathering wood for tomorrow or food for winter. Somebody else…

Commentary by Mac Olsen, Falher Smoky River Express All Canadians, especially Albertans, should take Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to task over his recent remarks about how Employment Insurance is distributed across the country. During his tour of Alberta in late…

Father George Okoye, H.P. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church I was highly moved on Jesus’s attitude to the woman caught in committing adultery in the gospel of John chapter 8, especially when this came up in the Catholic liturgy during…
SPOTLIGHT – Watershed planning begins

LSWC Staff For Spotlight Following successful stakeholder workshops in High Prairie and Slave Lake in November, the Lesser Slave Watershed Council is beginning development of its Integrated Watershed Management Plan. The council is engaging with consultants with expertise in watershed…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Changes at work may prove lucrative for you, Aries. That’s a bit of good news you can use right now, especially if you plan on throwing a big party or taking a vacation. TAURUS –…

April 13, 2016 – We are now rebuilding our South Peace News website. Our first order of business is to make the site useable across all platforms – smartphones, tablets and desktop. Secondly, content is more important than flash, so…