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Last week, it looked like an enjoyable Easter weekend was in the works. The sun was shining, turkeys were thawing, rivers flowing, fields drying, all in all looking good. Then Old Man Winter had to have another kick at the…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for March 22 to April 4: ASCHA convention in Edmonton March 22-23, board members of Heart River Housing attended the annual Alberta Seniors…
Joussard School – School retains handgames title

Passion Gambler Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Passion Gambler from Joussard School bringing you the news for this past week. During my conversations with kindergarten students, I found out that they have been making giraffes. They reported that they made…
HP teams wins Enilda Trio Tournament

Enilda Mud Bowl held its Trio Tournament on March 25-26. Each three-member team bowled six games, with total scores accounting for the winning three teams. Bowlers were allowed to bowl on more than one team. Other high scores were as…
PIC – Pleasantview residents hold Easter Tea

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted its annual Easter tea and bazaar on April 13. Residents, families and friends gathered for an afternoon of food and fellowship and to celebrate Easter. In the photo, left-right, are lodge residents Bernadette Loyst,…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man involved in a high-speed chase and armed stand-off with police in the Kinuso area in early March has secured a lawyer. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, appeared in High Prairie provincial court April 10.…

H.P. court docket April 10, 2017 Judge J.K. Sihra An Atikameg man will spend the next 45 days in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of drunk driving. Darren Wade Nahachick, 38, pleaded guilty in High Prairie provincial court…
PIC – Vimy Ridge remembered

Some members of the High Prairie Legion and High Prairie Royal Canadian Air Cadets 539 Squadron watched a special ceremony online April 6 at St. Andrew’s School to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, held April 9-12,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Loblaw is investing $1.3 billion in the Canadian economy this year, including the opening of 30 new stores, the company said April 13. But is High Prairie on the list for a new store? “At…

Richard Froese Spotlight Staff Warmer weather has quickly exposed dead dry grass, which could cause a fire hazard, indicate reports from Alberta Forestry. “Use caution when working or recreating in areas of exposed grass as the temperatures rise the grass…

Jeff Burgar In the grand scheme of things, it was likely inevitable legalizing marijuana across Canada would happen one of these days. Pot and hash, both strong and weak versions, have been sometimes in easy supply and other days, not…
Kinuso playground society gets $40,000+

Richard Froese South Peace News The Kinuso Playschool Society, in partnership with Kinuso School, received $40,162 from the Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program for new playground equip- ment. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee presented the cheque March 17 on…
News Briefs – April 19, 2017

Chris Clegg Richard Froese South Peace News Smoky River Golf Course B&E On April 1, McLennan RCMP responded to a break and enter complaint at the Smoky River Golf Course in McLennan. During the B&E a TV, a digital photo…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Plans are still in the works to bring a Tim Hortons franchise to High Prairie. High Prairie town council discussed the need for a traffic assessment study before the project proceeds at its April 11…
Self-taught artist making her mark

Chris Clegg Spotlight Just under two years ago, Jennifer Calliou wanted to find something she and her children could enjoy together. She went to the H&S Dollar Store in High Prairie and purchased some paints. “I thought it’d be a…
southpeacenews.com Wins CCNA Award

SPN Staff   South Peace News’ Website southpeacenews.com is now recognized as a national award winner. The Website placed third in the Canadian Community Newspapers’ Association, Under 3,999 Circulation. Web designer Jeff Burgar says the award is a nice compliment.…