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Beautification to honour best Christmas yards

Chris Clegg South Peace News The judging is likely completed by now, but the organizer of the contest to recognize the best yards decorated for Christmas is pleased with what she sees. “There are quite a few yards decorated nicely,…
How a High Prairie girl sees Christmas

Since 2004, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Destiny Supernault, a Grade 5 student in Fran Caudron’s class at St. Andrew’s School, was…

Spotlight Staff Despite some views, drugged driving is just as serious as drunk driving. Now the provincial government says it’s time to debunk the myth that driving after using marijuana is safer than driving after consuming alcohol. Misconceptions about the…
PIC – Just in time for the holidays

TD Canada Trust Bank in High Prairie donated $1,000 to the High Prairie and District Food Bank, a tradition the past several years. From left-right are TD Alberta north district vice-president Todd Linnen, food bank co-ordinator Kim Dumont and TD…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Make it three straight wins to start the season, all by decisive scores. The Prairie River Raiders girl’s basketball team soundly defeated the hometown Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons 58-8 in Smoky River Junior High…
Falcons nip Chargers in final

Richard Freose South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Chargers fell just short as they lost 63-62 to the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons in the final at the fifth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 2-3. All-star Dustin…
Saints gain measure of revenge

Chris Clegg South Peace News During the past few seasons, the St. Andrew’s Saints and Kinuso Knights girl’s basketball teams have staged some great battles, including a one-point Kinuso win one week ago. Not so Dec. 7 as the visiting…
Lady Chargers win 5th annual Walker Memorial

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers emerged as champions at the fifth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 2-3. The Chargers beat the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 45-39 in the final game Dec. 3. Charger…
Christmas need not be a lonely time

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas can be the loneliest time of the year for seniors, homeless, and those with no family nearby, while others spend time with family and friends. Seniors, single adults and young families are among those…
PIC – Cemetery installs signs

The St. Mark’s Anglican Church Cemetery committee installed five new signs at various locations in the cemetery on Nov. 16. Left-right are committee members Sharon Cox, Stella Sware and Jim Stokes, and Tracy Hansen, who built the signs, posing beside…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church. Luke 2:8-11 [NKJV] – “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood…
The Page – December 14, 2016

Help the High Prairie Community Beautification Association with their local projects. That includes High Prairie’s Light-Up, which decorates the civic square between the town hall and Golden Age Club. Looks great, eh? You can help keep this going, along with…
PICs – Little Elves at Christmas

The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Centre hosted its annual Little Elves Christmas Party on Dec. 7 at the Children’s Centre. Children up to six years of age enjoyed a variety of activities such as crafts, songs, rhymes and…
HPE – Grades 5s enjoy visit with students from England

Joshua Strebchuk HPE Reporter Hi! This is Joshua Strebchuk from Grade 5C with this week’s South Peace News report. The Grade 5 students will be creating a biography of one of their grandparents. During the Christmas holidays, each student will…