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Artifact of the Week – June 8, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1933 Edmonton Telephone Directory. The entire book of 136 pages has phone listings for “All points north of Red Deer”. It is interesting to read through the pages and see how phone…

H.P. court docket May 30, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A man will who failed to report to the police station to serve time on weekends will get a few more weeks behind bars. David Brian Hamelin, 60, was sentenced to…
Join us at J.B. Wood

The High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society is hosting an awareness presentation at J.B. Wood Nursing Home. The presentation occurs June 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. and is being offered to provide information about palliative care for friends and families…
PICS – H.P’s Royal Court overfloweth!

Children dress in their finest attire and play royalty for a day Children were decked out as princesses at princes at the Royal Ball on May 28 in the High Prairie Elks Hall. “We had 49 princesses and 11 princes,”…

Diamond Calliou-Calahasen Joussard Reporter Hello! My name is Diamond Calliou-Calaha- sen and this is my first report from Joussard School. I walked around talking to students from all of the classes. I found out that lots of things have been…
PICS – Sound out the praises

Another evening Christian Community Gospel Sing was held Jan. 31 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie with a high turnout of about 105 people. Held on the fifth Sunday of a month, further Gospel Sings are scheduled in 2016…

Richard Froese South Peace News A preliminary inquiry has been set for two men charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a male in High Prairie last summer. Dakota C. Anderson, 20, of Gift Lake and Jesse Prestly…

Richard Froese South Peace News A preliminary inquiry will soon be set for a man charged with the second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall. Arlen Chase Chali- foux, 18, appeared in High Prairie provincial court May 30 via…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Helmet safety presentation June 8 First the Q Plaza, now the library! The Alberta Brain Injury Network, Blue Heron Support Services is holding a helmet safety presentation at the High Prairie Municipal Library June 8…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon be on the search for a director of corporate services. Bill Landiuk tendered his resignation on May 26 after working for the county for about five years, says chief administrative…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual general meeting to July 6 due to unforeseen circum- stances. Originally, the AGM was set for June 1. “The meeting will be held…
PIC – Summer colours

Hanging flower baskets were hung by the Town of High Prairie public works department on June 1. Left-right are Hayley Laughlin, Janelle Carlson and Will Courtoreille.

Richard Froese South Peace News A High Prairie woman charged in connection with a stabbing in March will find out her fate next month. Sally E. Duquette, 34, will be sentenced July 11 after she pleaded guilty to aggravated assault…

An open letter to Members of Parliament: Canadians have given you a mandate. Sixty-three per cent of us voted in favour to change the electoral system to one that is more fair, equal and democratic – a system that will…

Tent caterpillars have made their appearance once again! This year, they don’t seem to be having the same impact as last year. At least, that’s the case in the areas that were completely stripped of leaves last year. Even so,…
PIC – ‘Bank’ing on the watershed

Lesser Slave Watershed Council executive director Meghan Payne, left, and watershed co-ordinator Kaylyn Jackson serve Shannara L’Hirondelle, 10, centre-right, and Destiny Anderson during a hotdog and hamburger barbecue lunch June 2 to promote RBC Blue Water Day. Serving the High…