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PICs – Thrills and spills highlight rodeo

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 56th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 2-3. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping,…
Obituary – Ernest J. Bertin

Ernest J. Bertin was born on May 20, 1932 and passed away July 14, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Ernie was born in New Brunswick, the son of Arthur and Mary Bertin. He was predeceased by his wife…
Obituary – George Francis Dow

George Francis Dow was born on March 30th, 1941 in High Prairie. He was the second of eight children born to Eddy and Addy Dow. Francis, who passed away July 4 at the age of 75 years, lived in Faust…
Obituary – Denis Lawrence Peyre

Denis Lawrence Peyre, of High Prairie, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on July 18, 2016. He was 73 years old. He is survived by: his wife of 42 years, Jackaline [nee Fisher]; son Brent Peyre; daughter…
Putt! Putt! Putt! And they’re off!

Spotlight Staff Lawn tractor races were held at the Smoky River Agriculture Society’s grounds by Donnelly during the afternoon of July 30. Three sets of races were held as heats, then the third place racers from each heat raced each…

Spotlight A province-wide search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers, and people can help by nominating their own local hero for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award. These awards recognize the exemplary service of volunteers whose contributions have made a…
The Page – August 10, 2016

And so, with sadness, aching joints, tummies full of midway food, beverages and candies, we bid farewell to all the rodeo, rides, cowboys and cowgirls, dance and excitement of another High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Quite a show and we…

RE: Behaviour tech and the Toronto cop. Oh my God! What next? I saw the video of that behaviour tech getting shot. Here, I think we call them support workers. I was one for close to 20 years. I worked…

I had the privilege of meeting Jean [Sutherland] Currie last week at Shaw’s Point and she thanked me for writing the kind words about her in South Peace News. The picture of her and Jack Keshen beside the school van…

by Jeff Burgar Does it hurt to have a lawyer on the company payroll? If one lawyer is a good idea, why not two lawyers? The idea for this is, they would each have to argue out the merits of…
A truck fit for a queen

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie’s rodeo royalty now has a new official truck to drive. Miss Rodeo Canada Samantha Stokes accepted the keys to a Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn from Big Lakes Dodge, presented by dealer principal Mike…
Miller crowned Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard Froese South Peace News Abbey Miller is the 2016 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen. She won the prestigious title Aug. 2 on the opening day of the two-day event. “I am honoured and excited to continue the tradition…
PICs – What a parade it was!

Once again, thousands of people lined the streets of High Prairie for the annual Elks Pro Rodeo Parade Aug. 2. This year’s parade certainly lived up to its billing as “The Biggest Little Parade in the Peace” as dozens of…
Painted Smile inducted at local rodeo

Richard Froese South Peace News A horse with a long history at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo and storied life on the rodeo circuit was honoured at the local event. Saddle bronc horse Painted Smile of Kesler Rodeo was…
Cree Code Talker

Richard Froese Spotlight A short documentary film about a former Grouard man will make its public debut at the Calgary International Film Festival next month. “Cree Code Talker has been accepted into CIFF 2016 and the film has been nominated…