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LSLWC receives $37,480 grant from province

The effort to protect lakes and streams in the Lesser Slave Lake area got a bit of help last week in the form of a $37,480 provincial government grant to the Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council (LSLWC). It’s from the…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Airport will soon become property of Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug 9, Town of High Prairie council passed a recommendation from an in-camera discussion, to annex land north of the…
PIC – Painted Faces at the Penny Carnival

Getting their faces painted at the Penny Carnival held Aug. 10 was a thrill for brothers, letf-right, Thomas Strebchuk, 2, and Jack Strebchuk. Look for more pictures in next weeks South Peace News.

Police have charged Edward Devin Boyce Gladue, a 19-year-old man from Whitefish Lake First Nation, with two counts of second degree murder in connection with the murders of Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey, both of whom were reported missing on…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and District Museum will be featured in a new online history website. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, High Prairie town council approved a recommendation to sponsor a historical point of interest in…
Moving on and moving out sale

High Prairie United Church held a Moving On sale Aug. 5-6 as the building is no longer used for that purpose. Opened in 1985, the church building at 4409 Pleasantview Drive was decommissioned as a place of worship on July…

Richard Froese South Peace News Heading into the final quarter of its four-year term, Town of High Prairie council is ready to put a final stamp on the strategic plan. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council moved a motion…

1912: The first issue of the Grouard News rolls off the press with Roy S. Burns as publisher. The four-page broadsheet costs five cents per paper. Subscriptions are $2 per year. It’s the first paper in the Peace Country. 1912:…
Artifact-of-the-Week August 10, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old stirrup used for an old English riding saddle in its collection. It was donated by Hilda Poloz, date unknown. Records indicate the stirrup was brought overseas to Canada from England in…

by Jeff Burgar Maybe someone, somewhere, is outraged how High Prairie town council cavalierly breaks its own rules. Then some councillor mumbles justification that is so ludicrous, it is hardly worth comment. Maybe somewhere there is outrage. Certainly not in…

by Richard Froese Summer is almost over and parents are getting their children ready to head back to school in a few weeks. Be a good citizen and shop at home to support your local community. With many businesses struggling…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 It may take a little extra effort to solve a particularly puzzling problem this week, Aries. It’s not an insurmountable obstacle, just one that takes patience. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, all of your…