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Spotlight Staff Boosting its mandate to build strong industry partners, Northern Lakes College recently signed a forestry partnership with the Metis Settlements General Council to provide forestry training to Metis from East Prairie, Peavine, Gift Lake and Paddle Prairie. The…
HPSD DIVISIONAL MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers hosted the High Prairie School Division Men’s Basketball Tournament Feb. 17-18. Vanier won the title after defeating the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons 70-65 in the gold medal game. Vanier advanced to the final after…
Town ready to annex land from county

Richard Froese South Peace News A quarter section of land north of the new High Prairie Health Complex could soon be annexed by town council from Big Lakes County. The annexation comes after the town and county agreed to transfer…
The Page – March 8, 2017

“Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires – they are volunteers.” – Jobail Barcelona “I always wondered why ‘somebody didn’t do something about that.’ Then I realized, I was the ‘somebody.’” – Joyce Flaugher…

Joe McWilliams You could say the topic of Second World War prisoner of war camps around here has gotten as much coverage as it deserves. I thought I was pretty much done with it, after a flurry of articles I…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has forgiven a Faust landowner for added costs caused by a water leak while a residence was unoccupied. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a staff recommendation to forgive…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two people charged with first-degree murder in connection with the sudden death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court last week. Ivy Ardis Laboucan, 40, of Atikameg, and Blake Dwight Anderson, 21, of…
SARDA outlines objectives and vision for the future

Tom Henihan Spotlight SARDA’s AGM and Extension Event took place on February 21 from 8.30 am to 3pm at the Centre Chevaliers in Falher. The new board appointed at the meeting consists of Audrey Gall, (Chairman) – Brianne Brault (Vice…
Raiders, Saints win hoops titles

Prairie River wins record 12th girl’s title; St. Andrew’s boys conclude perfect season Chris Clegg South Peace News One team concluded a perfect season while another won its record 12th title. Those were the main stories at the Smoky River…

Richard Froese South Peace News A provincial hockey championship in High Prairie this month isbeing supported by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a request to sponsor $1,000 for the Alberta Midget Female B Tournament…
Burning permits required

Alberta wildfire season began March 1 Richard Froese South Peace News Wildfire season began March 1 and citizens are reminded to be safe with their fires in the outdoors. Fire permits are required for any type of burning in the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A bylaw enforcement officer will be hired by Big Lakes County in the coming months on a one-year contract. At its regular meeting March 1, council adopted a bylaw to establish the new position. “Administration…
PIC – ‘Hair’ raising matter!

Diesel Willier gets ‘juiced’ during a recent visit from Science in Motion at High Prairie Elementary School. The lesson was on static electricity. Science in Motion is from Telus World of Science in Edmonton.

Chris Clegg South Peace News Jeff Burgar is the new president of the High Prairie and District Sports Complex Society. Burgar was the only person who allowed his name to stand during elections at the annual general meeting March 1…
High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show coming in April

Mac Olsen Spotlight All outdoor enthusiasts and the general public are invited to the annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show. It will be held in the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and curling rink during April 22-23. The…

Jeff Burgar A careful observer might see that, unlike many newspapers and Web opinion sites, our columns are signed. The opinions expressed in this particular column, this editorial, might express the consensus opinion of the newspaper as they do in…