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Jule Asterisk, For REAC and Keepers of the Athabasca The Osmose site in Faust next to Lesser Slave Lake has been contaminated since the 1960s, when poles were treated and the residues were burned there. Some cleanup took place in…

Jeff Burgar The history of the North Country Fair, as reported in this newspaper and online at our website, is great reading. Over the decades, the fair moved from one part of the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake to…
East Prairie publishes history book

Constance Brissenden For South Peace News A new local book, Memories of a Metis Settlement, shares 80 years of East Prairie Metis Settlement to prove that history is worth remembering. The earliest settlers to East Prairie began arriving in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Kapawe’no resident is facing numerous drug charges after police seized nearly 300 grams of cocaine and assault rifles during a bust on June 11. RCMP Media Relations Group Cpl. Chris Warren says police executed…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man charged in connection with setting two High Prairie business buildings on fire last summer will get more time to complete his psychiatric assessment. Christopher A. Trindle, of no fixed address, appeared in High…
PIC – Clear the track!

Grade 3J student Hayden Douglas gets down and dirty as he learns about inline skating at High Prairie Elementary School June 13. Students learned the skills of inline skating June 11-14. All students from kindergarten to Grade 6 were given…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Biologically, the answer is yes! In other ways, I need to think about it! As we approach Father’s Day, it is a wonderful time for each man to ask himself to…
Flooding causes havoc in Lesser Slave region

Richard Froese South Peace News Roads became rivers and fields were turned into lakes as heavy rainfall deluged the Big Lakes County region June 12-13. The Kinuso area east of Swan River appeared to sustain the most impact as water…
Gift Lake students stage walkout

Chris Clegg South Peace News Gift Lake School students walked out of classes after lunch on June 14 to protest actions taken by Northland School Division. Armed with signs and chanting, students staged their orderly walkout for about one hour.…

SPN Staff Driftpile River Bridge on Highway 2 at Driftpile Cree Nation is now opened in both directions, Alberta Transportation posted on its website on June 13 at 3:38 p.m. Heavy rainfall this week has caused flooding in some areas…
PIC – Little dear on a John Deere

Three generations of a farm and ranch family enjoyed the customer appreciation lunch at Martin Deerline in High Prairie on June 6. Left-right, Scotlynd Rich Anderson, 2, of High Prairie, sits in the driver’s seat of a small John Deere…

H.P Court Docket June 4, 2018 Judge D.R. Shynkar An Atikameg woman will pay the price after giving authorities a phoney name. Geralyn Laboucan, 28, was fined $400, plus a $120 victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to obstructing a…
Summer full of fun awaits children at municipal library

Chris Clegg South Peace News A summer of fun awaits your child at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s summer reading program. Just don’t tell your child they will be learning at the same time! Registration begins June 13 with the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A full evening is being set aside to celebrate Indigenous culture June 21 at Indigenous Day celebrations. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre is hosting events beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the centre. Doors will…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has officially launched a business retention and expansion survey. The county wants to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses and how business owners and managers view the community…