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H.P. court docket April 18, 2016 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man from Peavine will pay a hefty fine for celebrating a little too much at a family birthday party before driving away. Stanley J. Gauchier, 21, was fined $1,200,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor soccer will be back on local fields this week with a growing number of players. “Again, we have about 200 players signed up and eager to go,” says Angie Halverson, president of the High…

Richard Froese Spotlight A former police officer has joined the ranks of High Prairie School Division as safety officer. Michael Bourguignon became the safety and health officer in March after 13 years with the RCMP. “I consider it a rewarding…

High Prairie & District Palliative Care Society Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. * People are forever changed by the experience of grief in their lives. We, as humans, do not ‘get over’ our grief, but work to reconcile…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie is one of 19 stops on Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee’s summer tour. Larivee, who is also MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, is touring Alberta to seek feedback on changes to the…

Submitted by HPE High Prairie Elementary School hosted the High Prairie School Division Hand Games Tournament April 15. Four schools participated in the event. Kinuso sent their elementary and junior/senior high teams. Joussard and High Prairie Elementary entered an elementary…
Joussard School – We are the champions!

Deigo Willier-Cardinal Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Deigo, the reporter for South Peace News from Joussard School, bringing you our news. Our whole school is very proud of our Hand Games Team. Five teams attended the tournament in High Prairie…
Award-winning author passes away

A man proud of his heritage, Larry Loyie lived a Cree life Larry Loyie had two dreams back in 2005. The first was to leave Vancouver and return to Cree country, the source and inspiration for his award-winning children’s books.…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, it is easy to get excited about the wrong things this week. Try not to be too reckless in your actions, and stick with someone like Libra to keep you grounded. TAURUS – Apr…
Long dry spell sparks extreme fire hazard

Richard Froese Spotlight Extremely dry and windy spring conditions have raised the risk of wildfires. “It is very very dry this spring because of a lack of accumulation of snow,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk, who has served on the…
Taekwondo students kick it up a notch

Richard Froese South Peace News Scorpion Taekwondo Club of High Prairie celebrated another season with several students moving up in belts on April 17. “The large number of black belts and coloured belts that continue to advance each year, speak…
PIC – First of many

The High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funds at their first barbecue of the year at Freson Bros. on April 15. Harold L’Hirondelle, left, is served by volunteers and directors. Proceeding right from L’Hirondelle are volunteer…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie April 11, Councillor Donna Deynaka and I attended the Volunteer Appreciation event organized by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services. This annual event is in recognition of the High Prairie and area…

Tom Henihan, Reporter, Falher Smoky River Express It is noble to express concern for the world our grandchildren will inherit as Stephen Lewis did recently at the NDP Leadership Convention in Edmonton. Most responsible people look ahead with similar thoughts…