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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, there is much you want others to know about you this week, but you’re not ready to share all of the details just yet. Continue to bide your time, sharing only when it feels…
The 2016 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division has received overwhelming public support for new procedure on conduct that respects LGBTQ students. More than 200 students, staff, parents and citizens participated in the survey on the administrative procedures developed to address…
PICS – Fun Day for seniors

The High Prairie Golden Age Centre was a busy place with an activity fun day June 25. About 30 seniors from the local area, Falher and Valleyview participated in a variety of games such as cards, floor shuffleboard, floor curling,…
Demo derby, mud bog results

Demolition Derby 8-Cylinder Class 1. Chantez Gladue 2. Nathan Laboucan 3. Triston Norski Truck Class 1. Adam Ching 2. David Laughlin 3. Ben L’Hirondelle 4- and 6-Cylinder Class 1. Lyle Manderschied 2. Zac Billard Powder Puff 1. Joanne Quintel Best…
LETTER – Historian offers account of photo

Re: More info on Keshen’s school van picture, June 22, 2016 South Peace News In March 1944, when I came to High Prairie, our neighbour’s son, Jack Keshen, drove the van and directed me to Miss Nellie Lewis’ one-room and…

Commentary by Chris Clegg I used to think of museums as old, boring places to visit. I never understood the fascination and utter joy my boring parents and grandparents received from visits to such old, dusty places. I mean, there…

by Jeff Burgar It’s a given in many circles, how successful you are isn’t based on what you know but who you know. This could be bred into our genes over millions of years. One does not marry one’s daughter…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The first step was taken for High Prairie town council to hire a municipal intern despite two councillors saying they may not be able to afford it. Council discussed at its June 28 meeting whether…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Seed Cleaning Co-op has received its annual tax break. Under an agreement signed in 2009, town council promised the co-op a 10-year tax forgiveness. However, it must be brought forth and approved…
Shopping spree winner all smiles after win

Chris Clegg South Peace News It had to be planned! When High Prairie’s Cynthia Deynaka won a shopping spree in The Grocery People’s Fresh Giveaway contest she was limited to $500 in product. After she raced around the High Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Should High Prairie town council be providing services and losing money? It’s the question councillors are asking after debating a proposed minimum tax for vacant residential lots at their June 28 meeting. Councillor Brian Panasiuk…

2 oppose motion to proceed Chris Clegg South Peace News A program to install flashing green lights in vehicles to help High Prairie firefighters respond to calls quicker has temporarily died in its tracks. Mayor Linda Cox and Councillor Donna…
Hang time

Amanda Dufour, left, of Donnelly, and Bradley Limoges, of Girouxville, hang in there by holding onto a pair of jeans over the mud bog lane. Both attended the Triangle Pioneer Thresherman’s Association Demolition Derby and Mud Bog June 25-26. Please…

Richard Froese Spotlight A short documentary film about a former Grouard man could be coming to a public viewing in the next several months. “Cree Code Talker” features the role of Charles (Checker) Tomkins during the Second World War. The…