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Dozens of people enjoyed a late afternoon and early evening celebration at the Big Rig Showcase June 23. The annual celebration is hosted by the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council at their office and the nearby Royal Canadian…
Big Lakes County Wall of Fame 2016 Inductees

Wendell Ebbett Memberships and Associations: * High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion – 25 years * High Prairie Golden Age Club – 5 years * 55+ Club – 5 years * High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron – 14 years Contributions &…

Better investment to buy than rent, CAO Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County may consider buying a house as a way to recruit staff. At its regular meeting June 22, council tabled a recommendation to a July meeting…

Commentary by Joe McWilliams Walking home from work one winter day, I heard a strange buzzing sound from the air. Suddenly – boom! Something crashed on the railway tracks, about 20 metres in front of me. It was some sort…

by Jeff Burgar So what’s the job of a local elected politician? What really is the job description of a settlement councillor? Or a county reeve? A town councillor? What is it we, those of us over the age of…

1969: The official grand opening is held at the Green Acres Golf Course west of town. 1969: George Stephenson, an original member of the Winagami Beach Association in 1954, is given a wagon wheel lamp in recognition of his years…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 29, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a Five Roses cookbook in its collection. This 1915 cookbook was given to Erling Nordin by his mother when he left home in 1929 to come north to homestead. He used the bread…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie On June 6, I attended the High Prairie Forest Resource Advisory Committee meeting. This committee meets a minimum of twice per year to update municipalities on the activities of the forestry companies that…
Tkachyk named new Kinuso principal

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Leon Tkachyk as the new principal of Kinuso School. He has more than 29 years of experience as an educator inclusive of his time overseas, where he taught abroad in Thailand, Saudi Arabia,…
The Page – June 29, 2016

No talk these days about forest fires, dust storms, grasshoppers, rivers and creeks running dry and low lake levels. What a difference a few weeks make! Now it’s mud and muck at construction sites. Flooded fields. Mosquito swarms. Grass too…
Poretta joining St. Andrew’s team

SPN Staff St. Andrew’s School will be welcoming a new vice principal next fall. Holy Family Catholic Regional Division announced June 24 that Carlo Poretta will be joining the staff for the 2016-17 school year. Poretta has been in school…

A 17-year-old male youth will spend almost three more months behind bars after pleading guilty to theft and failing to comply with youth court orders. The teen, who cannot be named under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was…

H.P. court docket June 20, 2016 Judge B. Hougestol A man caught sleeping beside a woman he was banned from being with, will spend a few more days behind bars. Matthew August Beaver, 39, was handed a global sentence of…
Joussard School – bids adieu to Grade 6 students

Diamond Calliou-Calahasen Joussard Reporter Hello, this is Diamond, reporting from Joussard School for the last time this year. Do not worry, though. We will be back next fall, keeping you updated as to what is going on here. This last…