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Spotlight Staff Dry, windy conditions during the first week of April have prompted Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist to issue a caution to everyone regarding burning. Areas of dead grass are extremely dry. Under windy conditions a wildfire will spread…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, now is time to channel your energy in a creative way to inspire others. You can achieve great things when you work with others as a cohesive team. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus,…
Joussard School – Grade 1s making daffodils

Deigo Willier-Cardinal Joussard Reporter I am sending you a big hello from Joussard School. We continue to be very busy, learning as much as we can, getting ready in the last few weeks of school for our next grade level.…

High Prairie & District Palliative Care Society Rob Smith will be the guest speaker at a workshop entitled A Journey Through Grief: Helping Others Heal The Wounded Soul on April 23 at the High Prairie United Church. Many individuals describe…

The High Prairie Oilmen’s Association is a non-profit organization ran by community volunteers from the oil and gas and industry service sector. Established as a society in 2011, its purpose of is to provide recreational, social opportunities that bring community…
Couple raises $430 for Mexico orphanage

Richard Froese South Peace News A local couple raised several hundred dollars for a Mexican orphanage through a special presentation April 5. Peter and Breanna Spruyt, independent ambassadors for Plexus Worldwide, collected $430 when they promoted health and wellness products…

A lady is sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the deck with her husband. She says, “I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever live without you.” Her husband asks, “Is that you…

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…