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Emma Cuthbert catches a water balloon during a game at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s Summer Reading Program July 14. Playing games is all part of fun in addition to reading books!

Chris Clegg South Peace News Big Lakes County may have a viable option in case they run short of money in constructing a new water plant at Kinuso. The plant, which is in poor shape, is currently being redesigned but…

The annual Parks Day celebration occurred at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park July 16. A beautiful sunny day greeted over 150 visitors. Several displays to educate the public, as well as games, entertained visitors. Parks staff served hotdogs, beverages and cake…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   A $266.03 tax penalty was tossed into the garbage heap by High Prairie town council for a Drayton Valley woman who paid her taxes late. In reaching its decision July 12, many councillors were…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   How to regulate the potential licencing of medical marijuana facilities in High Prairie was on councillors’ minds July 12. CAO Brian Martinson presented a report to council. In it, Martinson said medical marijuana is…

United Way Alberta Northwest held its Big Cheque Event in Slave Lake on July 8, handing out four donations to recipients from Slave Lake and High Prairie. The biggest of the lot was $35,000 to the High Prairie and District…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   It is hoped some community service work will help drive the message home for a girl who continues to snub her youth court orders. The girl, 13, pleaded guilty in High Prairie Youth Court…

Jeremy Courtorielle, 3, is successful at putting the loop in the stick at the Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum open house July 16. Several teepees were set up in the Historical Village, each with a different theme. One teepee included…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   Faust RCMP have released the name of a man involved in a shooting July 8 during a family disturbance. Const. Melvin Charlery says eight charges were laid July 12 against Dallas Collin Ward, 27,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   It took Big Lakes County councillors less than a minute to drop the idea of purchasing one or two houses. Councillors received for information the proposal at its July 13 meeting. It’s done,” said…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   The Enhanced Policing Agreement’s future will be one of the topics of discussion at the Inter-Municipal Committee meeting July 18. Councils from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County will decide whether…

Commentary by Mac Olsen If I go to Calgary again, I will certainly not be dining at Earls.67, due to their mandatory 16 per cent gratuity on all meals, as well as the fact that this money does not belong…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar After years and years of people working hard to answer an old problem, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews may be on the verge of discovering a solution. There are untold numbers of committees across Canada…