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Students use Lego to learn building

Elly Belesky Allyson Potvin HPE Reporters This is Allyson and Elly with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 2R, students have been working hard on adding five to any number and using strategies…
Students learning traditional beading

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hi once again from Joussard School. There were lots of eager kids providing me with information as I walked around today, visiting each classroom. In kindergarten, I heard the students are working on the letter ‘S’. They…
Outdoor rink back on thin ice

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News An outdoor ice rink in Grouard is back on thin ice. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, Big Lakes County council delayed a decision about the future of the rink that is unusable. The boards were…
The Page – January 30, 2019

How cold is “really, really cold?” The people with opinions at this here newspaper have answers. One says, “It’s so cold in here I had to turn on my little heater here on the floor.” Umm, news flash! We’re talking…
Obituary – Anne Bankey [Smith]

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Anne Bankey [Smith] on Jan. 21, 2019. Anne had spent close to three months in hospital since Anne had fallen in October 2018, in which Anne required surgery. Anne…
Obituary – Arthur Albert Foulston

Arthur Albert Foulston passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Art was born on May 16, 1926. He was the fifth of 10 children born to Albert and Grace Foulston, growing up in Lilac,…
Council’s Report – Setting the record straight

Brian Panasiuk, Mayor,Town of High Prairie The original plan for this article was to do a review of the accomplishments of the Town of High Prairie in 2018, however, with recent developments, council would like to use this article to…

For too long, the working people of Alberta’s resource towns like High Prairie haven’t had a real voice in the political decisions directly affecting their lives, and livelihoods – about pipeline projects, new mines, forestry tenures. That’s not only a…

Joe McWilliams Play to your strengths, they say! Around here, it’s fishing. Fishing and camping, let’s say. If you want to promote more tourist visits, those would seem to be the sensible areas of focus. Lesser Slave Lake comes rather…

Jeff Burgar Politicians and governments are often said they are unable to think clearly about money: “They don’t have an income problem. They have a spending problem.” High Prairie town council, dealing with its “brand new recreation department” can be…
So much expertise to share

A young lady I know is studying for her driver’s test. It can be a stressful experience. Being the good fellow I am, I decided to help her with a few questions. Enjoy! 1. You get caught in a traffic…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie and District Golf Club is seeking a funding commitment from local municipalities for the next several years. A delegation from the golf club addressed Big Lakes County council at its meeting Jan. 23. “We…
PIC – It’s here!

The leather mural made by Elsbeth Scheen in 1978 that was placed in the old hospital has been moved to the new hospital. South Peace News was told the move was complete. The photos here shows citizens the mural is…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Grouard Seniors’ Association will take on an interim role to manage funds for culture and recreation under Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Jan. 23, county council approved a recommendation to allocate funding of $39,952…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is standing behind its firemen and denying any suggestion it is disbanding its fire department. Council responded to comments on Facebook at its Jan. 22 meeting questioning the future of the department.…
PIC – 2 heads are better than . . .

Which one is which? St. Andrew’s Saint Chad Strebchuk [holding the basketball] blocks out Prairie River’s Waylon Lauck perfectly during action Jan. 23 at St. Andrew’s. PRJH won the game 52-46.