Gun show aims for another big draw

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Spring is in the air and time again for the annual High Prairie Gun and Sports Sportsman Show April 13-14. The High Prairie Fish and Game Association hosts the event at the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan…
Chargers second in zone hoop finals

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie E.W. Pratt Chargers placed second at the Northwest 2A Zone High School Men’s Basketball Championships on March 8-9 in Peace River. Pratt lost 89-66 in the final to the La Crete Lancers, ranked…
Skaters stage a dazzling display of dance

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Skating Club concluded its season with the year-end Ice Carnival March 9. This year’s theme A Blast From the Past featured mostly solo performances, which allowed each skater to truly highlight the skills…
County, town prepare for spring melt

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Warm weather is keeping municipal crews busy to prevent problems from melting snow. Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie officials are not concerned about current conditions. “Flooding is very weather dependent,” Big Lakes…
Gift Lake gets $3.8M energy grant

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Gift Lake Metis Settlement will be putting a $3.8 million provincial grant to good use to improve energy efficiency. Council chairperson Art Tomkins and council accepted a $3,828,067 cheque March 13 from Lesser Slave Lake MLA…
PIC – Boys rebound to win bronze medal game

The St. Andrew’s Saints boy’s basketball team also traveled to zones at Grimshaw March 1-2 and returned home with well-earned bronze medals. The Saints won their first game against the Fairview High Cobras, but then lost their second game to…
Sucker Creek opens outdoor skating rink

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation continues to provide more recreation options on the reserve. Feb. 13, residents gathered to celebrate the grand opening of their new outdoor skating rink. Dignitaries, company sponsors and youth gathered at the…
Zirka Dancers take spotlight in annual Zabava

Zirkas showcase a variety of Ukrainian dances during 1-hour performance The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented Zabava during its annual dance recital March 2 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers under…
NLC student defining her own future

Submittted byNLC Staff Northern Lakes College graduate Makayla Laboucan was valedictorian and delivered the farewell statement to the class of 2018 at NLC’s graduation ceremony last June. “When I received the letter indicating that I was chosen to be NLC’s…
Plan protects farmland in county

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Preserving farmland is a priority for an inter-municipal development plan for the town and county. Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie presented the draft IDP at an open house March 7 at the…
One woman’s mission

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie woman is so grateful for the service provided during the death of her father she is giving back. Roni Davis recently raised $1,000 to donate to the High Prairie and District Palliative Care…
Saints win back-to-back hoops titles

Falcons win first title for Slave lake based team in league history Chris CleggSouth Peace News There were no surprises as the top seeds won the girl’s and boy’s titles at the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League tournament…
Forestry fair opens doors for students

Richard Froese South Peace News Career opportunities in the forest industry were presented to junior high students at a forestry career fair Feb. 26 in High Prairie. Employers and industry partners presented options in the fair at the Edmo Peyre…
Volunteers keep children safe

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers who helped keep children safe at the 2018 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo were rewarded for their efforts. “The Stay Safe Partners Who Care program created by the RCMP and High Prairie and District Children’s…