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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A playful and generous spirit make you a favorite friend to have around, Aries. Many may be clamoring for your attention, and you do not know where to direct it first. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…
No straps required with this trail camera mount

Mac Olsen Spotlight Hunters and property owners using trail cameras to keep an eye on what’s traveling through a piece of land now have an easy way to mount them without the necessity of straps. James Tupper, owner of Carcajou…

Neil Holmes was born Sept. 10, 1940 in Yellow Grass, Sask., and passed away Aug. 21, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Recently of High Prairie, and formerly of Red Deer and Drayton Valley, Alta., Neil was initially from…

Donald Victor Adams was born on Jan. 26, 1932 in Calgary and passed away on Aug. 20, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Donald was the fourth of seven children born to Victor and Flora Adams. He lived his…

1912: J.A. Hackletts arrives in Grouard to start and open a new cigar store. 1915: Grouard town council sends Judge Beck to Edmonton to meet with Premier Sifton to try to get the government to shoulder a portion of the…
Outlaws kick off inaugural season

Richard Froese South Peace News Bantam football for ages 12-15 made its official debut in High Prairie as the Outlaws hosted the Peace River Prospectors on Aug. 26. Jayden Rothwell ran for a 58-yard touchdown early in the second half…
Program in the books!

Richard Froese South Peace News Almost 100 children enhanced their literacy skills during the TD Summer Reading Club at High Prairie Municipal Library that wrapped up Aug. 26. “We had 93 children this year, with half of them in the…
The Page – September 7, 2016

Is this rain wearing you down? Really, there seems to be no end to it. It seems like it’s been mostly raining for weeks on end. Cheer up. A week from now the sun is supposed to come out. And…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church As a farmer the anticipation of spring is very exciting. We know that once the ground is dry enough it will be the time to plant seed in the ground. It’s a…
Artifact-of-the-Week September 7, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several toys from long ago in its collection. Gloria Nelson donated a toy truck in 1992. The entire truck is metal, the wheels do roll. It seems the truck was made in two…

Richard Froese South Peace News A major project to upgrade a road from Kinuso south to House Mountain could begin in the coming months. Big Lakes County confirmed the project details after the contract was awarded by council Aug. 10…
Busier than ever at Dave Booth Taxidermy

Joe McWilliams Spotlight Things are humming along for Dave Booth Taxidermy, ever since he moved his shop to downtown Kinuso. “Location, location, location,” says Booth, who relocated from Slave Lake three years ago. “We get a lot of jobs –…
Be aware of school buses as students are back in class

Richard Froese Spotlight School buses are rolling again and motorists are reminded to be cautious and obey the rules of the road. “We all have to work together for the safety of the students,” says Harry Davis, director of transportation…

Steve Dills grew up in the family’s community newspaper business at Milton, Ont., graduated in journalism from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto in 1977 and went on to more than 35 years in community newspapers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia…
School division puts cameras in buses

Drivers be aware: you are being filmed Joe McWilliams For Spotlight A warning went out last week to drivers that if they blow by school buses when their red lights are flashing, they’ll be caught on camera. It’s a new…