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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…
Fundraising gala for hospital April 1

Richard Froese South Peace News The opening of the new High Prairie Health Complex will be celebrated at the High Prairie Community Charity Gala on April 1. The gala comes as Alberta Health Services plans to start moving into the…

FCSS medical bus to begin service Richard Froese South Peace News A small van taking seniors to medical appointments in Grande Prairie is scheduled to roll out in a few weeks. The Big Lakes County Transportation Program, operated by Big…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tolko and High Prairie and area officials are anxiously playing the waiting game. High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox reported at council’s Feb. 28 meeting that Tolko has not officially received their FMA extension. The news…
PICs – Zirkas delight seniors

The High Prairie Zirka Dancers performed at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on Feb. 17, much to the delight of residents. About 18 dancers in junior, intermediate, and senior classes performed during the 30-minute show. The dancers are preparing for…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Unless he has a change of heart, the Town of High Prairie’s Sesquicentennial Committee will be soon be short another member. Councillor Brian Gilroy announced at council’s Feb. 28 meeting he will be resigning at…
Women’s shelter impacts lives over history

By Joyce Badger, chair of the board, Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter (Board chair Joyce Badger presented the history of the shelter in her speech.) It is a great pleasure to see you all here as we celebrate 25 years…

Highway 33 was re-opened at approximately 1:00 a.m., this morning. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Faust RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Range Road 102 and Township Road 734. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Slave Lake area…

Richard Froese South Peace News Random drug testing for Big Lakes County employees will not occur under a new substance abuse policy. At its regular meeting March 1, county council adopted a new policy to replace the former alcohol and…

Economic development officer, executive director may be shared Chris Clegg South Peace News Plans to hire an executive director for the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce are on hold. The chamber decided to abruptly change its plans after…
Tigers retire Lysiak’s No. 9

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tom Lysiak’s No. 9 was raised to the rafters at Medicine Hat Feb. 25 as the Tigers retired his jersey. Lysiak, who was born and raised in High Prairie, becomes only the second player to…
Head over heels

Gianna Desjarlais warms up during her gymnastics class Feb. 28. Proper warmup to stretch muscles avoids injury. The gymnastics club will be featured in a coming issue of South Peace News.