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Letter – Journey fascinating

RE: One’s man’s journey [Sept 27 South Peace News] Thank you for the lovely account of Fred Brewer’s journey into the Peace country in 1912. I was memorized by his daily account of the hardships encountered during that arduous trip…

Mac Olsen A century after the Red October Revolution, I am satisfied with the collapse of the Soviet Union and that its communist government has wound up in the landfill. But what a surprise it was to witness the decline…

Spotlight Staff Volunteering benefits people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to children. Studies have indicated that teenagers who volunteer are less likely to become pregnant or use drugs. In addition, in a review of 60 studies on…
Know your way out, fire chief advises

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Fire Chief Ken Melynk advises people to always protect themselves and to be prepared for a fire. “Know what to do in case of a fire in your home or workplace,” Melnyk says.…

Clarence Leonard Chmilar, a longtime resident of Faust, passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Clarence was born on Jan. 5, 1944. Throughout his working years, Clarence worked in many different areas,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Lunch was on High Prairie town council for anyone attending the Business Support Network meeting Sept. 28. Council, which approved to foot the bill for lunch at its Sept. 26 meeting, agreed to pay up…
PIC – Just the ‘Plains’ facts

Plains Midstream Canada donated $3,000 on Oct. 4 to the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary. Marvin Dusterhoft, Plains facility supervisor, High Prairie facility, says the donation will go toward the purchase of equipment to improve patient care. The specific equipment…

Why is it that Big Lakes County can’t do as good a job of getting rid of excess water as the M.D. of Lesser Slave River does? Is it because of incompetence or sheer stupidity, or both? I think Big…

Jeff Burgar “Motherhood and apple pie!” – “Let’s all work together!” – “We are moving forward!” – “This is a good town!” – “We are making great progress!” And, oh, so much more! All of course, said at the High…
Clegg’s Corner – Words of wisdom from Tommie Smith

There are citizens who desperately try to bring about change for the better. Then there are those who sit back and do little. Very little! Next week, High Prairians will vote for a new council. Eleven individuals have stepped forward…
Cox realizes a dream

Chris Clegg South Peace News As a young girl, Makayla Cox always dreamt of being a princess. Her dream became a reality in August when she won the title of Miss Teen Alberta Globe 2017 at the Miss Canada Globe…
Driftpile, Tolko sign agreement

Richard Froese South Peace News Tolko Industries and Driftpile Cree Nation have signed an agreement to operate a part of the High Prairie OSB plant. Documents were signed Oct. 5 at the mill that will re-open to its full capacity…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Garden Fall Festival Oct. 14 Several games for children young and old and a barbecue will highlight an afternoon of fun at the first Garden Fall Festival Oct. 14. Glitter Tattoos, a pumpkin ring toss,…
PICs – Saints rally for cancer victim

School expected to raise thousands of dollars for Smith St. Andrew’s Catholic School held Cuts for Kelsi in the morning and Carnival for Kelsi in the afternoon on Oct. 6 to raise money for Kelsi Smith. Smith and her family…

Richard Froese South Peace News The deadline for nominations for Small Business Awards has been extended another week by the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. After just a few nominations were received by the initial deadline of Oct.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Now they know! It will cost about $1.267 million to provide water and sewer services into land owned by the town in the northwest end. MPE Engineering Ltd. estimated the cost in a report to…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A proposal calling for taxpayers to pay for a scholarship in the memory of two High Prairie teenagers was denied by council at its Sept. 12 meeting. Councillor Debbie Rose presented a proposal that a…
Saints rally for cancer victim

Richard Froese South Peace News A high school student at St. Andrew’s School with cancer is extremely thankful for the love and support during a fundraiser at the school Oct. 6. “It’s awesome and it shows who much support we…

Spotlight Staff The educational landscape is in a mode of constant change, adapting and re-framing itself as new issues arise to the public conscious. Whether it’s curriculum-related, involves a dress code or new regulation regarding technology, schools are constantly required…