High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show Oct. 21-22

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…
Kinuso launches junior program

Richard Froese South Peace News The Kinuso Volunteer Fire Department reports a relatively low number of calls this year. “We’ve had a good, quiet year and responded to 11 calls,” says deputy fire chief Everett Samuelson. “It’s good that the…
Grouard is always willing to help

Richard Froese South Peace News The Grouard Volunteer Fire Department has had a slow year for calls “It’s been a quiet and a good year and we have responded to about 10 calls,” says deputy fire chief Herman Sutherland Sr.…
Faust records fire-free year in district

Richard Froese South Peace News The Faust Volunteer Fire Department has had few but vital responses during the year. “It’s been a fairly quiet year and we haven’t had any fires,” deputy chief Robert Nygaard says. “We had two calls…
Enilda Fire Department enjoys quiet year

Richard Froese South Peace News The Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has recorded a light volume of calls this year. “We’ve responded to more vehicle collisions than fires,” says longtime deputy fire chief Donald Bissell. Firefighters have been called to four…
County’s only tanker truck stationed at Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News The Joussard Volunteer Fire Department has had few calls in 2017. “It’s been really quiet this year,” deputy fire chief Angela Paul says. The only fire in Joussard was a call to a residence where…
Gift Lake gives residents sound advice

Richard Froese South Peace News The Gift Lake Metis Settlement Volunteer Fire Department has dealt with about one dozen calls this year. “We have responded to six vehicle collisions and four house and structure fires,” says fire chief Gordon Belcourt.…
Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…
Hungry bruin’s dinner plans foiled

Chris Clegg South Peace News Never store anything resembling food in your vehicle. It’s a lesson George Bellerose has learned after leaving a bag of trash in his Dodge Caravan the night of Oct. 1. Bellerose knew there were bears…
Outlaws start well but falter in loss to Norsemen

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Outlaws lost 48-8 to the Grande Prairie Norse- men in bantam football in their final home game of the season Sept. 30. Colby Cox ran for a touchdown from four yards on…
High Prairie records falling numbers of calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department continues to see a decrease in calls. And that is a good thing! “We have about 70 calls this year, which is significantly down from previous years,” fire chief…
The importance of practising a fire drill

Richard Froese South Peace News Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out is the theme for National Fire-Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. The week is a time to focus on steps to be safe in a fire, says the National Fire…
Tears flow during annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Chris Clegg South Peace News Over 100 High Prairie and area residents shed many tears and memories of lost loved ones at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil Oct. 4. Elder Louis Bellrose prayed for all the missing women during his…
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.…
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…
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…
Pratt welcomes 7 new teachers

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie has welcomed seven new teachers, including a local high school graduate. First-year teacher Jesslyn Alguire teaches Math, Knowledge and Employment Math, Science, Biology and Career and Life Management.…
New staff join PRJH family

Richard Froese South Peace News Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie has welcomed several new teachers and a new librarian to its staff. Crystal Hopps is teaching Grade 7 Language Arts. She is a first-year teacher. She also…
Dolphins race to 5 medals at provincials

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Dolphins Swim Club celebrated winning five medals at the Alberta Summer Swimming Championships, Aug. 19-20 in Edmonton. Brady Park captured two silver medals and one bronze. Competing in boy’s 7-8 years, he…