Town and county pitch in funds for horseshoe club

Richard Froese South Peace News Town and county councils have pitched in a small amount of funding to the new High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host a tournament in early September. Funding of $200 was approved upon administration recommendation by…
Slow down in hamlets in Big Lakes County

Richard Froese South Peace News Speed limits could soon be the same in hamlets in Big Lakes County, and lower in some hamlets. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to lower the…
River floating parade just two weeks away

Joe McWilliams Spotlight Let’s get right to it, shall we? Not only does dressing up a ‘floating float’ for the Aug. 26 Great Trail Celebration on Lesser Slave River sound like a lot of fun in itself – there is…
Old Esso land could be green space

Richard Froese South Peace News Vacant land formerly occupied by an Esso gas station downtown High Prairie could become green space featuring a garden. At its regular meeting Aug. 8, Town of High Prairie council approved two recommendations by Mayor…
Fires strike High Prairie downtown businesses

Richard Froese South Peace News   Two downtown High Prairie businesses and several vehicles were struck by fire on the morning of Aug. 15. Both located on 49 Street, the Collett Building and the Pin Cushion Boutique were damaged as…
Ride ‘em, cowboy!

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 57th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 1-2. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping,…
Keay determined as leader to lobby for new hospital

George Keay has been a pillar that laid the foundation for the new High Prairie Health Complex as he led a local charge to lobby the provincial government. “I went to meetings every 10 days in regards to that facility,…
Our Stories – George Keay serves as a community builder

George Keay of High Prairie has lived up to his surname (pronounced key) in various significant roles to build the community and wider region. He was one of the community leaders that convinced the provincial government to build the new…
What a parade it was!

The High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade was another outstanding success Aug. 1. The 30-minute parade featured a marching band, many classic cars and vehicles, floats and – of course – horses! All of the local politicians attended as well…
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Monteith crowned Elks Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard Froese South Peace News Brooke Monteith is the 2017 Miss High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen. She was honoured Aug. 1 on the opening day of the two-day event. “I’m really excited to be the queen and represent High…
Prairie River Gas opens in new location

Richard Froese South Peace News Prairie River Gas Co-op Ltd. has relocated to a larger site in High Prairie. “It provides more space for us,” says Roger Bjornson, the manager since 2009. Prairie River Gas opened July 17 at its…