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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…
Local Slave Lake resident opens a Brew Supply store

Katrina Owens Spotlight Earlier this year, Angela Dana had no idea she would soon be starting her own company, but as fate had it, she’s opening the doors to SL Brew Supply this week. What sparked this venture? “I started…

Richard Froese South Peace News Overflowing water caused by heavy rainfall earlier this month has prompted Big Lakes County to take steps to repair the damage. And the cost could exceed several hundred thousand dollars. At its regular meeting June…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local victims learned more about a settlement of a class-action lawsuit for children abused in care of the Alberta welfare system dating back 50 years. The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre provided assistance about the…
PIC – Our Story can be your story

The High Prairie and District Museum has released its Our Story series. It features a collection of storybooks that tell the tale of early pioneer families who came to the High Prairie area. Adapted from the Trails we Blazed Together…

Richard Froese South Peace News New aerial images of Big Lakes County will be documented to benefit planning and development staff. At its regular meeting June 22, council approved a staff recommendation for the county to enter into an agreement…
HPSD honours staff for long service

Spotlight The staff of High Prairie School Division was honoured at the annual long-service awards night on May 27 in High Prairie. More than 90 staff members were celebrated for their years of service to the division. The long-service awards…