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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County could soon be on the search for a director of corporate services. Bill Landiuk tendered his resignation on May 26 after working for the county for about five years, says chief administrative…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual general meeting to July 6 due to unforeseen circum- stances. Originally, the AGM was set for June 1. “The meeting will be held…
PIC – Summer colours

Hanging flower baskets were hung by the Town of High Prairie public works department on June 1. Left-right are Hayley Laughlin, Janelle Carlson and Will Courtoreille.

Richard Froese South Peace News A High Prairie woman charged in connection with a stabbing in March will find out her fate next month. Sally E. Duquette, 34, will be sentenced July 11 after she pleaded guilty to aggravated assault…

An open letter to Members of Parliament: Canadians have given you a mandate. Sixty-three per cent of us voted in favour to change the electoral system to one that is more fair, equal and democratic – a system that will…

Tent caterpillars have made their appearance once again! This year, they don’t seem to be having the same impact as last year. At least, that’s the case in the areas that were completely stripped of leaves last year. Even so,…
PIC – ‘Bank’ing on the watershed

Lesser Slave Watershed Council executive director Meghan Payne, left, and watershed co-ordinator Kaylyn Jackson serve Shannara L’Hirondelle, 10, centre-right, and Destiny Anderson during a hotdog and hamburger barbecue lunch June 2 to promote RBC Blue Water Day. Serving the High…
Weekend music extravaganza June 17-19

Chris Clegg Spotlight It’s less than three weeks away to what many tout as the best fair in Western Canada. Thousands will pack the Driftpile Valley for the 38th North Country Fair June 17-19. The annual fair, which celebrates the…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may desire to be somewhere else this week, but responsibilities keep you close to home. You can still have a good time and make lasting memories. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you…
PICS – HPE students Dig It back in ancient times

Ancient times was the theme as Grade 6 students at High Prairie Elementary School presented the musicial Dig It on June 1. Music teachers Andrea Pollock and Colin Chrabaszcz directed the musical. The 45-minute production portrays the story of inquisitive…

Richard Froese South Peace News Higher presence of police and strategic patrols to curb drugs and crime are top priorities for the interim staff sergeant of High Prairie RCMP. “We will have officers assigned to a specific area and I…

‘How many more precious people are we going to lose?’ Chris Clegg South Peace News Beth Cunningham knows only too well the difficulty of not having renal dialysis services at the High Prairie Hospital. Her son, Peter Vernon Cunningham, was…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre Is it possible to love too much? I don’t think so. Psychologists will tell you that when it has become addictive behaviour, obsessive and pathological, it can be harmful both to the one…
Program proven to help

Fire Chief’s Report Ken Melnyk, Town of High Prairie Fire Chief Do you know what it means if you see a car or pickup truck with a flashing green light in the window? What do these lights mean? We are…

Richard Froese South Peace News Stronger and additional regional partnerships are being promoted as a key component of the updated Municipal Government Act. Local residents are invited to comment on the draft MGA at an open house with Municipal Affairs…