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Joussard volunteers recognized

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers in Joussard were thanked during a reception April 9 to celebrate National Volunteer-Appreciation Week, April 7-13. Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services and Big Lakes County co-hosted the event at the Homesteaders Hall. Certificates…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Groups who maintain cemeteries in Big Lakes County now have access to local funding. At its regular meeting April 10, county council approved an operating grant of $1,000 to St. Vladimir’s Cemetery Association. Council supported a…

The Triangle Pioneer Threshermans Association held their annual general meeting March 25, with the election of Henry Nyberg as president, Len Parke was vice president, Valerie Fjeld as secretary, and Darron Riddle as treasurer. Seven directors were appointed to complete…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Fire services for Peavine Metis Settlement are now provided by Big Lakes County Fire Services. At its regular meeting April 10, county approved a fire service agreement. “The intent of the agreement is to provide fire…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News County-owned land in Grouard is under review. At its regular meeting April 10, council set the terms of reference for a task force. “The scope of the task force is to identify potential lot consolidations and…
PIC – Harnessing energy from above

Solar panels capture the sun’s energy at Peavine to help power the settlement’s buildings. Such renewable energy lessens the demand for fossil fuels, and provides a much cleaner alternative for the environnment. The federal and provincial governments actively promote such…
PIC – Never looked so good!

High Prairie fire chief Ken Melnyk has a laugh after receiving a doll in his image from the Ayles family at the High Prairie Fire Department Spring Ball April 6. Melnyk officially announced his retirement effective June 30 after 38…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Most High Prairie homeowners may be looking forward to a minimal increase in taxes, and even possibly a decrease, in 2019. A 10 per cent increase in overall assessment [or about $30 million] has resulted in…
Hospice Walk named in memory of Chalifoux

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s the High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s biggest fundraiser each year and worthy of community support. And it has a new name. The Violet Chalifoux Memorial Walk for Hospice occurs May 5 at…

Jeff Burgar It’s a familiar story in politics: When all else fails, bash somebody. These days, in Alberta, we never really passed the milepost at “When all else fails”. We went right to “Let’s fire up the big red anger…

Richard Froese The provincial election is over [on the newspaper publication date] and results will be official by the end of the week. Voters cast ballots on April 16. Did voters in Alberta elect a new government? Was four years…
Belyan voted Firefighter-of-theYear

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was truly a night of mixed emotions, from the euphoric high of recognizing the incredible service the High Prairie Fire Department provides its citizens, to the realization they are losing long-time fire chief Ken Melnyk…
The Page – April 17, 2019

Climate Change Department: Highest temperature 2012-17 13.7C in 2016. Lowest temperature for the same period is -7.7C in 2017. * * * * * * * While Alberta’s minimum wage is $15 per hour, many American states are going even…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A former High Prairie school teacher facing multiple sexual offences will wait a least one month before entering his plea. Douglas Ben Lang, 58, reserved his plea in High Prairie provincial court April 8 on two…
A $1 million bill in 2 years is insane

During the last few years, we have heard every conceivable pro and con about the carbon tax. Those who support it say the dough collected will be re-invested in clean energy products. Those how oppose it say it’s nothing but…