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SPORTS – Plenty of thrills and spills at Spring Rodeo

Richard Froese South Peace News Cowboys and cowgirls were riding high at the sixth annual High Prairie Agricultural Society Amateur Spring Rodeo held April 30 and May 1. “Attendance was similar to last year with about 350 people Saturday and…
Students placed in driver’s seat of simulator

Richard Froese South Peace News Students considering a career in forestry were in the driver’s seat of a simulator at E.W. Pratt High School the first week of May. “It gives me a good idea about the equipment in forestry…
SPORTS – Kids get their kicks

High Prairie minor soccer kicked off another season May 2 on fields at St. Andrew’s School. Games are played Monday and Wednesday nights with under-8 games from 5:15-6:15 p.m. followed by older players from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The High Prairie and…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Whatever happened to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? As a society, we seem to have forgotten how to treat one another. For a growing number…

by Jeff Burgar That 80,000 people, more than the 60,000 people in the entire city of Grande Prairie, were evacuated from Fort McMurray with no loss of life [two were lost in a vehicle accident south of the city for…

Richard Froese South Peace News How easy is it for a school bus driver to parallel park the long yellow rig? That’s one of a dozen tests that drivers face in the Zone 5 School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie…
PIC – Students make donation

The Northern Lakes College Students Union made a $500 donation to the Canadian Red Cross for the fire victims in Fort McMurray on May 5. Left-right are union treasurer Kaylee Calliou, union president Quentin L’Hirondelle, Royal Bank client advisor, business…

Chris Clegg South Peace News At least one man is pleading for Northland School Division to keep its junior high school program operating next year. “Don’t wreck a good thing,” said Dean Auger at a public meeting May in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Taxes in High Prairie are rising. Despite the scrimping and saving, and best efforts of council, a huge mistake in linear assessment last year is resulting in a tax increase of just over 11 per…
PIC – Magic of dance

Bailey Shunter, left, and Naomi Strebchuk perform a junior lyrical dance called Resolve at the High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society’s Spring Recital on May 7. Dancers performed over three days to the delight of jam-packed audiences at the Gordon Buchanan…
SPORTS – Cream of the crop

Enilda Mud Bowl held its annual banquet April 30 at the alley. Award winners were announced in each league and prizes given to teams. The highlight of the year is the presentation of the bowlers-of-the-year. The man and lady rolling…
PIC – Crunch time

High Prairie RCMP are investigating a collision involving a truck and an apartment building in High Prairie’s west end April 26. At about 8:20 p.m. police, and emergency services responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a…
Sucker Creek woman awarded scholarship

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Sucker Creek woman has received a $4,000 University of Alberta scholarship based on her commitment and dedication to her programs at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Wendy Moostoos is currently a Grade 6…