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Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Whatever happened to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? As a society, we seem to have forgotten how to treat one another. For a growing number…

by Jeff Burgar That 80,000 people, more than the 60,000 people in the entire city of Grande Prairie, were evacuated from Fort McMurray with no loss of life [two were lost in a vehicle accident south of the city for…

Richard Froese South Peace News How easy is it for a school bus driver to parallel park the long yellow rig? That’s one of a dozen tests that drivers face in the Zone 5 School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie…
PIC – Students make donation

The Northern Lakes College Students Union made a $500 donation to the Canadian Red Cross for the fire victims in Fort McMurray on May 5. Left-right are union treasurer Kaylee Calliou, union president Quentin L’Hirondelle, Royal Bank client advisor, business…

Chris Clegg South Peace News At least one man is pleading for Northland School Division to keep its junior high school program operating next year. “Don’t wreck a good thing,” said Dean Auger at a public meeting May in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Taxes in High Prairie are rising. Despite the scrimping and saving, and best efforts of council, a huge mistake in linear assessment last year is resulting in a tax increase of just over 11 per…
PIC – Magic of dance

Bailey Shunter, left, and Naomi Strebchuk perform a junior lyrical dance called Resolve at the High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society’s Spring Recital on May 7. Dancers performed over three days to the delight of jam-packed audiences at the Gordon Buchanan…
SPORTS – Cream of the crop

Enilda Mud Bowl held its annual banquet April 30 at the alley. Award winners were announced in each league and prizes given to teams. The highlight of the year is the presentation of the bowlers-of-the-year. The man and lady rolling…
PIC – Crunch time

High Prairie RCMP are investigating a collision involving a truck and an apartment building in High Prairie’s west end April 26. At about 8:20 p.m. police, and emergency services responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a…
Sucker Creek woman awarded scholarship

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Sucker Creek woman has received a $4,000 University of Alberta scholarship based on her commitment and dedication to her programs at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Wendy Moostoos is currently a Grade 6…
THE PAGE May 4, 2016

There’s a crowd of photos posted on the South Peace News brand new website at [southpeacenews.com] from the High Prairie Sportsmen Show two weekends ago. Plus, right after the show there was another group of photos posted on the HighPrairie.com…

1914: Grouard’s town secretary, J.E. Cook, resigns. The news is not surprising to council. 1914: The laying of boards for the new tennis courts in Grouard begins. 1925: The new home at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission School is blessed. 1939:…
Artifact of the Week – May 4, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a collection of patterns in its collection. Women frequently purchased patterns to make clothes, much more often that today. In the photo is a pattern donated by Olive Cartwright in 1973. Each week,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Passing the volunteer torch from the dedicated senior generation to younger people has seen changes and challenges in communities like High Prairie. “Committed long- term volunteers in the High Prairie region are getting older and…
Season begins

The badminton season is in full swing at local junior and senior high schools. The E.W. Pratt High School team competed at the Donnelly G.P. Vanier/Ecole Heritage Tournament April 23.