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Pale yellow iris confirmed in county

Richard Froese South Peace News An initial report of pale yellow iris has Big Lakes County agricultural services somewhat concerned, states a county news release. “This is not a punitive campaign,” agricultural fieldperson Sheila Kaus says. “While this is cause…
PICs – Wet but happy celebration

This time, the rain can claim it put a damper on Canada Day activities at Joussard. The rain didn’t score a complete victory, however, as many activities still went on as scheduled. Children were disappointed the bouncy castles were cancelled…
Obituary – Redford Arlidge

A long time resident of High Prairie, and Town of High Prairie employee for over 40 years, Redford “Reg” Arlidge, died June 30, 2018. He is survived by: his wife, Marjorie Forester; his five children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A quiet, cozy place where visitors could stay in peace and comfort and enjoy all the comforts of home is no longer available. After 24 years and many happy guests, Sunset Cottage Guesthouse has closed…
MLA’s Report – Taking action to protect children

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake Six out of every 10 children. That’s how many of the children receiving child intervention services are Indigenous. It’s unacceptable. Every child in Alberta deserves to thrive, no matter where they’re born. That’s why…

Joe McWilliams This will sound corny, but there’s something inspiring about a trail through the bush. A trail through open country is just fine. A trail in an urban setting is a lot better than a sidewalk and a sidewalk…
PICs – See ya, Tony!

No, Tony Belli, above, is not leaving town. He did win a weekend getaway at Shaw’s Point Resort in the Golden Age Club raffle, however. On the left in the photo, Belli accepts his prize June 20 from club president…
PIC – Thanks for a job well done

The Alberta 55 Plus Games Association and the Zone 8 Mighty Peace Sport and Recreation Association recognized the efforts of High Prairie and District Regional Recreation director Lori Matthews, right, June 20. Matthews was presented with a certificate of appreciation…
Laboucan named a Bronco

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie and area continues to churn out athletes who excel in all sports. Sam Laboucan was one of two players named to the Olds College women’s volleyball team July 4. Laboucan, of Atikameg, plays…
Citizens gather to celebrate culture

Chris Clegg South Peace News A celebration of Aboriginal culture and a stirring speech from Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee highlighted Aboriginal Day June 21 at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. Larivee first recognized the celebration was being…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Organizers of the second annual Strawberry Junction Bike Poker Rally are donating this year’s proceeds to a worthy cause. Proceeds will be donated to Big D Mini Bucking in honour of the late Reed Churchill.…
PICs – Canada Day celebrated the old-fashioned way

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Threshermans Association. An ecumenical church service in the old United Church was the only event that went ahead as planned as the rain and cool weather…
HPSD prepares for 2018-19 school year

Supervisors shuffled Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division has appointed three supervisors for the 2018-19 school year. Julia Drefs is the supervisor of curriculum, Brennan McDonald supervisor of inclusion, and Michelle Downing supervisor of instruction. Drefs has…
One woman’s trip to Africa

Maria Miller For South Peace News Travelling across the globe can teach one not only about another culture, but also our own. In May, I was lucky enough to visit what is known as the warm heart of Africa, the…
The Page – July 11, 2018

Canada Day festivities are now a memory. Hopefully, you have many pictures and stories. If not, shame on you! Rain was the order of the weekend. Many outdoor events were moved inside or just plain cancelled. Oh, well! Time for…

Jeff Burgar That is as good a description as any of the High Prairie and District Regional Recreation Board. At least, that’s one conclusion one could draw from the normal give and take of one of the region’s biggest government…