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PIC – God’s Word read around the clock

St. Mark’s Anglican Church Rev. Leon Cadsap, left, sits beside Lois Dunn, reading Scripture. Each year, individuals volunteer to read the Bible aloud for one hour during Proclamation Week, April 9-13, to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. During that period,…

Amy Norland, For High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church “We need to strive daily to love one another. We are all members of the human family.” Yes, I’ve heard that often but not really. As Father George of St.…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News The message repeated the last few years from our elected officials at the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County is clear: hold the line on spending! Two years ago, while crying the…

Alternate use suggested for facility slated for demolition The presence of our new hospital facility fills me with happiness with the prospect of added strength and hope for our surrounding communities. In keeping with such forward-thinking practices, I wonder if…

Richard Froese South Peace News The municipal tax rate in Big Lakes County will remain the same as last year. At its regular meeting April 12, council gave first reading to the county’s tax bylaw as part of the budget…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 27-year-old man will spend almost half a year in jail after pleading guilty to several charges of assault on a woman and her daughter. Angus Kyle Genaille, 27, of Edmonton, was handed a global…

Spotlight Staff An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes that would help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta residents. Proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) reflect the input of municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous…

Last week, it looked like an enjoyable Easter weekend was in the works. The sun was shining, turkeys were thawing, rivers flowing, fields drying, all in all looking good. Then Old Man Winter had to have another kick at the…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for March 22 to April 4: ASCHA convention in Edmonton March 22-23, board members of Heart River Housing attended the annual Alberta Seniors…
Joussard School – School retains handgames title

Passion Gambler Joussard Reporter Hello! This is Passion Gambler from Joussard School bringing you the news for this past week. During my conversations with kindergarten students, I found out that they have been making giraffes. They reported that they made…
HP teams wins Enilda Trio Tournament

Enilda Mud Bowl held its Trio Tournament on March 25-26. Each three-member team bowled six games, with total scores accounting for the winning three teams. Bowlers were allowed to bowl on more than one team. Other high scores were as…
PIC – Pleasantview residents hold Easter Tea

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted its annual Easter tea and bazaar on April 13. Residents, families and friends gathered for an afternoon of food and fellowship and to celebrate Easter. In the photo, left-right, are lodge residents Bernadette Loyst,…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man involved in a high-speed chase and armed stand-off with police in the Kinuso area in early March has secured a lawyer. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, appeared in High Prairie provincial court April 10.…

H.P. court docket April 10, 2017 Judge J.K. Sihra An Atikameg man will spend the next 45 days in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of drunk driving. Darren Wade Nahachick, 38, pleaded guilty in High Prairie provincial court…
PIC – Vimy Ridge remembered

Some members of the High Prairie Legion and High Prairie Royal Canadian Air Cadets 539 Squadron watched a special ceremony online April 6 at St. Andrew’s School to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, held April 9-12,…