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Jeff Burgar For those not paying attention, we are now coming to the end of a grand experiment in politics. Sorry. We aren’t talking about the end of Wild Rose, or the Progressive Conservatives, as they debate joining together. Sorry,…
PIC – ‘High’ time

ATCO Electric crews were out bright and early June 14 conducting maintenance on their lines in downtown High Prairie. Above, team lead service – High Prairie, Ray Brule works on the power lines. Indeed, some work while others still sleep.

Chris Clegg South Peace News East Prairie Metis Settlement’s lobbying efforts to build a connector road to Swan Hills south of the settlement will include High Prairie’s CAO, Brian Martinson. “We’ll start with the CAO and see where this leads…
Historical Village takes students back in time

Grade 4 students from High Prairie Elementary School enjoyed a visit to the Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum’s Historical Village June 8. Students in Lori Denty’s and Brenda Wenzel’s classes were split into five groups to tour the five stations.…
Larson wins silver in track and field finals

Richard Froese South Peace News Brendyn Larson won a silver medal in long jump as the top result for E.W. Pratt High School athletes at the Alberta School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships held June 2-3 in Edmonton. Larson…

On March 19, 2017, Germaine Marie Goutier passed away, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with cancer. Germaine was born on Feb. 14, 1964. She grew up in Joussard and graduated from…

Richard Froese South Peace News Runway project grounded Plans by Big Lakes County to upgrade the runway at the High Prairie Airport have been grounded. At its regular meeting June 14, council heard the news from CAO Roy Brideau that…
West Fraser modernization ensures long-term sustainability

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has launched a $55 million modernization that will make it one of the top mills on the continent. “We are very excited to announce the sawmill and kiln modernization project,” says…
Dubrule named new VP at Vanier

Richard Froese Spotlight Monique Dubrule has been named the new principal of Georges. P. Vanier School in Donnelly. She has been teaching at Vanier since 2005 and been in a LEED (Leading Education Every Day) position for the past year,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Owners of Shaw’s Point Resort are seeking support from Big Lakes County to pave the main road into the popular site. Resort co-owner Ryan Herben and founder Carson Porisky appeared as a delegation before council…
PIC – Where there’s a will. . .

Chloe Pilgrim, 6, of High Prairie, participates in the watermelon eating contest June 15. The contest was held during the Father’s Day Big Rig Showcase, hosted by the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council. Dads had first crack in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Some local roads in Joussard will get a new layer of asphalt in the coming months. At its regular meeting June 14, Big Lakes County awarded a tender to E. Construction Ltd. of Spruce Grove…