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PIC – Sign here!

A lobby  to bring dialysis to the new High Prairie Health Complex was signed by many people at the Big Lakes County barbecue June 21. Lillian Bliss, left, and Donna Hansen, members of the Dialysis Management Advocacy Group under the…

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the Grande Prairie Aquarians Swim Meet June 25. Swimmer Event Time Fin Georgia Haas Girl’s 6 & under 25-M flutter 1:09.63 14 – – – – – – – –…
“Look out, Grade 1! Here we come!”

Chris Clegg South Peace News The progress made by Driftpile Mihtatakaw Sipiy School’s kindergarten class was recognized during graduation June 17. “Today we celebrate the success of the students for completing kindergarten,” said principal Lori Giroux. “I do ask the…
HPSP appoints Billard to literacy lead

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Jenna Billard as literacy lead. The scope of the literacy lead’s work is guided in general by the recommendations embedded in the HPSD Literacy Report (2015) and by the HPSD Three Strategic Improvement…

Richard Froese South Peace News A local service or project will now benefit from money raised at the annual Big Lakes Charity Golf Tournament. At its regular meeting June 22, county council passed a motion to allocate $5,000 to a…
PIC – Blown away!

Jemma Hesse, 7, enjoyed blowing the biggest soap bubbles she could at the Big Rig Showcase June 23. The showcase, an annual event hosted by the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council, invites everyone to share quality time with…
Modernized MGA promotes collaboration

Richard Froese South Peace News Local municipal councils offered views on the proposed Alberta Municipal Government Act when Municipal Affairs Minister and Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee attended an open house June 21 in High Prairie. More and stronger…
Belcourt’s open letter to university graduates

Editor’s note; Following is Billy-Ray Belcourt’s Indigenous graduate’s open letter to the University of Alberta’s Class of 2016. Belcourt is a member of Driftpile Cree Nation, a recent Rhodes Scholar recipient and graduate of High Prairie St. Andrew’s School. Lately,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Take a step back in time during Canada Day celebrations at the Triangle Museum Grounds, hosted by the Pioneer Threshermans Association. “Canada Day celebration is one of our biggest events of the year,” president Henry…

Richard Froese South Peace News Carnival games and activities for children is part of the Canada Day fun in High Prairie at the Freson Bros. parking lot on July 1. “We will have the same activities as we have had…
PICS – Aboriginal culture celebrated

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie celebrated Aboriginal Day on June 21 as Aboriginal drummers and dancers performed for students from kindergarten to Grade 6. Bannock and stew were served for lunch.  
Community band has top brass in debut concert

Richard Froese South Peace News Music was in the air as the High Prairie and District Community Band staged its first official concert June 14 at the performing arts centre in the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. “I feel they have…
Geyer heads finance for High Prairie School Division

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Rod Geyer as the new director of finance. He succeeds Murray Marran who became the new divisional principal of accountability. Geyer is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and has…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The North Country Fair is not the only major celebration near Driftpile in June. The Driftpile Powwow rolls into the community June 24-26 with thousands expected to attend the annual First Nations celebration. Grand Entries…

Brian Gilroy, Pastor, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Everybody wants it but few truly know how to find it. Even fewer actually embrace it. What am I talking about? Finding your purpose in life; a purpose that helps you…
The Page – June 22, 2016

The fine folks at CBC Radio-TV informed us over the weekend that Albertans seeking sandy beaches to joyfully frolic about, actually have a choice! Oh, joy! Here’s the copy from CBC: “Unlike some of Canada’s coastal provinces, landlocked Alberta swimming…