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Chris Clegg South Peace News   It took Big Lakes County councillors less than a minute to drop the idea of purchasing one or two houses. Councillors received for information the proposal at its July 13 meeting. It’s done,” said…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   The Enhanced Policing Agreement’s future will be one of the topics of discussion at the Inter-Municipal Committee meeting July 18. Councils from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County will decide whether…

Commentary by Mac Olsen If I go to Calgary again, I will certainly not be dining at Earls.67, due to their mandatory 16 per cent gratuity on all meals, as well as the fact that this money does not belong…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar After years and years of people working hard to answer an old problem, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews may be on the verge of discovering a solution. There are untold numbers of committees across Canada…
Life as a senior can be just as golden

Richard Froese South Peace News Does anyone really know what life is like as a senior until you reach 65? Now in the golden years in their 70s, 80s and 90s, here’s what some local seniors say: Annie Blackhurst, 74,…
Minor soccer puts boots to season

Ryann Al-Slaa boots the ball in under-8 action on the wrap-up night of the season. Under-4 players proudly wear the medals they received for participating in the soccer season. Left-right are Sarah Cox, Maelle Lewis, Carter Savill and Jonathan Senkoe.…

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the Grimshaw Gators Swim Meet July 9.   Swimmer            Event                 Time Fin Mischa Deering Girl’s 9-10 50-M…
Coalition targets safety on roads

School buses and other traffic on local highways have raised the call for safety with the High Prairie and Big Lakes County Traffic Safety Coalition.   Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to reduce injuries and deaths are the top…

Flashing green lights in vehicles should help firefighters respond faster Chris Clegg South Peace News When you see green flashing lights, pull over and you might help save the life of someone you know. It’s the biggest reason High Prairie town council…
Bull’s-eye!

Jarett Hicks takes aim at a cup while playing a game at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s popular Summer Reading Program July 14. Playing games is all part of fun in addition to reading books!
Lambton named Hillview principal

SPN Staff The new principal at East Prairie Hillview School is no stranger to the area. Northland School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Lambton, who has been with the division for the past six years. Lambton…
Northland names new principal

SPN Staff Northland School Division No. 61 is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lemay as principal of Grouard Northland School. Lemay has accumulated a wealth of experience while working for Northland. For the past eight years, she served…
Tourism promoted in draft plan

Richard Froese South Peace News Growth in tourism and alternative energy in Big Lakes County are key drivers suggested in the draft municipal development plan to help sustain the future. Both the MDP and land-use bylaw were presented at open…
PIC – PRJH rewards artist

Emily Okemow, middle, receives the inaugural Artist-of-the-Year Award at Prairie River Junior High School during the school awards ceremonies June 17. The award is presented by principal Brennan McDonald, left, and music teacher Colin Chrabaszcz.