Victim assistance valued by community

Richard Froese South Peace News Victims of crime value the support they get from trained caregivers. Volunteer advocates and board members with High Prairie and District Victim Assistance were honoured at a reception Dec. 6 for their dedicated service with…
Dunk star scores big with students

Richard Froese Spotlight From the lows of a rough life growing up to the heights as a top basketball slam dunker in the world, Kenny Dobbs inspired high school students in High Prairie and Donnelly. “Tell yourself I am a…
Time capsule sealed for bicentennial

Richard Froese South Peace News A time capsule for the High Prairie region was buried Dec. 1 to be opened in 2067 for the bicentennial of Canada. About 50 items were locked in the capsule in a short ceremony at…
Regals no match for Johnny Canuck

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Dawson Creek Canucks and High Prairie Regals should both consider themselves very, very lucky. The teams will only lose two players due to suspension after a series of fights broke out late in the…
Basketball league enjoys unprecedented growth

More students than ever are playing junior high basketball Chris Clegg Spotlight If you’ve followed the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League the last few years, you have seen something interesting happening before your eyes. More and more teenagers…
Christmas lights display shines during annual Light-Up

An estimated crowd of nearly 1,000 attended High Prairie Light-Up on Nov. 24. People were packed for several rows in the Civic Square awaiting the Santa Claus Parade, which drew about a dozen colourful and festive entries. After the parade,…
Korols grateful for community support

Richard Froese South Peace News A couple who lost all their possessions when their home was destroyed by fire has received another major donation from a service organization. Fred and Lyla Korol accepted a cheque of $500 from the High…
Zirka Dancers resurrect adult group

Richard Froese South Peace News Adult dance has returned to the Zirka Dancers of the Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie. “We have been offering it every year but this has been the first time in at least five years…
Meet the area’s newest graduates

SPN Staff The Building Environment Aboriginal Human Resource Environment Monitoring Program is a community-based culturally relevant and nationally recognized program. The training provides students with an opportunity to work on existing community concerns and development projects. It involves networking with…
Watershed council making a splash in the classroom

Spotlight Staff The Lesser Slave Watershed Council is one of 11 Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils in Alberta. WPACs are Water for Life partners and engage in activities that support Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy. Providing water and environmental education…
HP Medical Clinic opens downtown

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Medical Clinic has re-opened in a new location downtown. Dr. Robert Laughlin and Dr. Pamela Edwards opened their new clinic Nov. 6 at RX Drug Mart IDA Pharmacy at 5109 – 49 Street.…
STARS seeks helipad in HP

Richard Froese South Peace News Air ambulance service in the Big Lakes County region continues to grow under STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service). STARS is pleased that a temporary landing area has been designated at the new High Prairie…
Community band keeps in tune for third season

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Community Band has launched its third season and keeps on growing in skill and enthusiasm. Band director Collin Rattray says the band has about 20 committed members as practices resumed…
Now that’s more like it!

Regals end 31-game skid with back-to-back wins Chris Clegg South Peace News There was a bucket full of items the High Prairie Regals wanted to accomplish on the road back to respectability this season. First was to win a game…