PARTY sends message vs drinking, driving

Richard Froese South Peace News Grade 9 junior high school students learned lessons about the impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May 9-10. PARTY was presented…
HPE students cast a ‘spell’ for a good cause

Richard Froese South Peace News More than $8,000 was riased by High Prairie Elementary School students in a recent spell-a-thon. The spelling test was given on April 12 and winners were awarded prizes on May 4, says Grade 2 teacher…
Cadets showcase skills at Zone Drills & Sports event

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron 539 hosted the Grande Prairie Zone Sports and Drill Competition on April 28. “We had a total of five units, four Air Cadet Squadrons and one Army Corps totalling about…
Love cats and dogs? Here’s help!

Mac Olsen For South Peace News In the Woods Animal Rescue, located just west of Marie Reine, continues to require the public’s help in adopting animals. Going into its fifth year of operation this fall, In the Woods has gradually…
Salt Prairie man scores rare paddle find

Chris Clegg South Peace News When you’re rummaging around in the bush, you never know what you might find. Such was the case for Salt Prairie resident Leonard Sahlin last summer when he found an old paddle. “I found it…
Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and many more remarkable women often work tirelessly and without fanfare to provide for their families. Even though they may deserve to be recognized throughout the year, moms enjoy a special day nestled within the month of…
Joussard, Pratt win division hand games titles

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division hosted its annual hand games tournament April 27 at Joussard. The host Joussard team won the elementary division for the second year in a row. E.W. Pratt captured the junior-senior high…
Savor these beautiful (and edible) flowers

Cultivating beautiful blooms is a popular pastime for gardeners near and far. While gazing at a yard full of vibrant colors or enjoying the aroma of freshly cut blooms is enough for many gardeners, others may want to embrace a…
High Prairie makes quilts for Humboldt Broncos

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie quilters made more than two dozen quilts that were donated in memory of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. “We made 30 quilts and that was our goal,” says Terry Rosser, who responded…
Spring Rodeo plays to packed houses

Richard Froese South Peace News Riders on horses and bulls were rocking and rolling at the ninth annual High Prairie Amateur Spring Rodeo held April 28-29. Crowds watched all the action Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the High Prairie…
High schoolers ride high at rodeo

Richard Froese South Peace News Several local teens were riding high in High Prairie during high school rodeo action April 28-29. Riders competed at the High Prairie Agriplex in the first rodeo of the season for District 3 of the…
Pratt hosts 3-on-3 basketball tournament

Richard Froese South Peace News Several local teams competed in a three-on-three basketball tournament April 20-21 at E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie. “Teams came from all over town and Kinuso had three teams,” says organizer Neil Barry, head…
Rebels enjoy near-perfect season

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Midget Legionnaires won gold medals at the Alberta Midget B Tournament this season, but another High Prairie team arguably had just as good a season. The High Prairie Novice A Rebels roared…
PICs – Thousands attend Gun and Sportsman Show

The High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show drew thousands to its annual event April 21-22. Many of the vendors return each year due to the business they generate, and the traffic generated by many as one of the best shows…
Osmose clean-up plan progresses

Richard Froese South Peace News Work progresses to remediate contaminated land in Faust previously operated by the Alberta Osmose Wood Preservers Ltd. Plans were presented by Alberta Environment and Parks at an open house April 26 in Faust. “It’s all…