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Obituary – Edith Rebecca Guild

Edith Rebecca Guild passed away peacefully at Points West Hospice on April 7, 2018 after battling lung cancer. Edie was born at Fort Pitt, Sask. The family, less the two oldest girls, Mae and June, moved to the High Prairie…
MLA’s Report – Our plan is working

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Alberta’s economy is coming out of the worst recession in generations. When the global price of oil collapsed and the recession hit, our government had a choice: cut or build. We chose to build.…

Callie Hermanson There are a lot of great things about living in a rural area. You’re close to nature, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and you have space to yourself, but sometimes it can feel…
PIC – Decisions, decisions

Upper elementary students at St. Andrew’s School are currently writing the third edition of the St. Andrew’s School Times mini-newspaper. South Peace News editor Chris Clegg has attended classes twice the last few weeks in preparation for the four-page edition,…
SPN awards list reaches 85

SPN Staff South Peace News will be receiving four awards from the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association at its convention on June 1. High Prairie’s newspaper received notice from AWNA on April 13 that it placed in all four categories in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Additional funding has been approved by Big Lakes County to buy a new fire truck for the Enilda Volunteer Fire Department. At its regular meeting April 11, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to…
Northern Rays welcomes new owners

Dippenaars take over in December Richard Froese South Peace News Spring is in the air and time to start thinking about hitting the trails with a travel trailer or recreational vehicle. The new owners of Northern Rays RV in High…
Obituary – Desmond [Dez] Lorencz

Desmond [Dez] Lorencz was born in Berywn, AB on Oct. 8, 1972. He passed away on April 2, 2018 at the age of 45 years. He is survived by: his loving wife Nikki; son Danyon; in-laws Dennis and Chuckie Hagel;…
Remember, there is an Internet

Many Canadians love to tune in to Hockey Night in Canada just to hear one of Canada’s favourite sons, Don Cherry. Just about every adjective can be used to describe Cherry. Even at 84 years of age, he has not…
Belli honoured for 39 years of service

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department specially honoured one of its longest-serving members during the 48th annual High Prairie Firefighters’ Ball on April 14. Tony Belli was recognized and thanked as he retires from fire service…
PICs – Testing continues

Testing and monitoring for contamination at the old Esso lot in central High Prairie continued all last week from April 10-13. Imperial Esso regularly tests the site to monitor progress on contamination. High Prairie town council is anxious to see…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may consider a project to pave a road leading to a popular resort, even without provincial funding. At its regular meeting April 11, county council authorized administration to present costs and options…
Supporting Humboldt Strong

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Regals hockey team extended its condolences and support to families of the 16 people who perished in a collision of a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team on April 6. Among…

Jeff Burgar Frankly, looking up to see the neighbourhood smiley face peering in the window, collecting personal information every day and every night, would be unsettling, to say the least. How about if the same “friendly person” walks in the…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new truck for Big Lakes County’s fire chief may arrive in 2018 instead of 2019 as scheduled. At its regular meeting April 11, council tabled a recommendation to include $67,100 in the 2018 final…