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Obituary – Verna Jeanette Pearson

Verna [Chi-Girl] Jeanette Pearson was born at Stinking Lake, now known as Winagami Lake, on April 17, 1944. Verna was a lady who had a very strong faith in God. Verna was a hobby farmer and a camp cook. If…
Valedictorian says past shapes graduates into today

Daniel Kosak, Valedictorian Today is a day of momentous occasion, for today is a day were we, the students, become more than that. We, through graduating from St. Andrew’s School finally move away from being labeled students to being members…
St. Andrew’s celebrates 19 graduates

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie honoured 19 graduates in the Class of 2018 on Aug. 25. The World is Our Stage was the theme for ceremonies at the Edmo Peyre Hall after Mass…
MLA’s Report – Making hunting more affordable for seniors

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake It’s a seasonal ritual as familiar as back-to-school shopping, combines threshing in the fields or hurried attempts to pickle and preserve a backyard harvest. Every fall, hundreds of local hunters throughout the Lesser Slave…
The Page – September 5, 2018

“There was a time when Canadians were so proud they would rather take a low paying job than go on welfare. Now, they are so proud they would rather go on welfare than take a low-paying job” – Richard Needham…

Chris Clegg In a Peanuts cartoon years ago, Linus is reading a newspaper. He tells Lucy, “I never realized the world was in such sad shape.” “What are you reading, the front page?” asks Lucy. “No, the movie ads!” says…

Jeff Burgar “I was so drunk I didn’t know what I was doing.” “I blacked out from the drugs and don’t remember anything.” Canada’s own highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada, said in 1994 such excuses were perfectly acceptable.…
Site cleared for consolidated campus

Richard Froese South Peace News Work to clear the Northern Lakes College main High Prairie site has started to make way for a new consolidated campus. The first modular building was moved off the site last week and other buildings…
Summer reading club turns another page

Richard Froese South Peace News Another page was turned on the TD Summer Reading Club at High Prairie Municipal Library on Aug. 23. “We had 92 children ages 3 to 12,” says program co-ordinator Shelby Laughlin, who was assisted by…

Richard Froese South Peace News Drivers in Joussard will now have to slow down. At its regular council meeting Aug. 22, Big Lakes County adopted a bylaw to decrease the speed limit on a stretch of Peace River Avenue to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Have you wondered where your donations are going when you support the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary and its fundraising efforts? Citizens will have the chance to see the new equipment purchased at the first-ever…
PIC – Gridiron grinder

The High Prairie Outlaws bantam football kicked off their third season in the Peace Country Bantam Football League at home Aug. 29 against the Sexsmith Shamrocks. Outlaw player Raiden Duchesneau (No. 1) carries the ball up field as he faces…
Horseshoe tournament hits target in High Prairie

Richard Froese South Peace News A major horseshoe tournament in High Prairie was another big hit in just its second year. Almost 80 players competed in the second annual Alberta Open on Sept. 1-2 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre.…
Captain & Kids Fishing Tournament at Shaw’s Point Resort

Mac Olsen For South Peace News The weather was mild and the waves were prevalent, but children and their families took to Lesser Slave Lake for a four-hour fishing contest without hesitation. The annual Captain & Kids Tournament was held…