High Prairie supports wildfire evacuees

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie opened its doors to welcome residents evacuated from the High Level area where wildfires are spreading. People are urged to donate food and clothing for an emergency evacuation centre set up at the Gordon…
Spell-a-Thon raises more than $12,000 for HPE

Annual event another huge sucess Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Elementary School students participated in a spell-a-thon with words assigned by children’s teachers. The spelling test was given on April 3 and winners were announced and given prizes May…
Graduating class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 65 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were in the spotlight during commencement ceremonies May 11. “These students are leaders,” principal Neil Barry says. “They have strong…
All in a day’s work

Being a 4-H member is a lot of work, but there are also rewards Chris CleggSouth Peace News You can certainly say that Gillian Blackhurst and her love for animals comes naturally. She was born and raised on a farm…
Every choice you make matters

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Junior high school students in the High Prairie region learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May 9. Directed to…
Back to nursing for former MLA Larivee

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Ozzie the rabbit chews quietly in his cage, as former Lesser Slave Lake MLA chats about her plans since losing in the April 16 provincial election. He’s probably happy to have her around more often.…
Sondrup 5th in the province

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Five badminton players from E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie competed in the provincial championships May 3-4 in Calgary. Malcolm Sondrup placed fifth overall in senior boy’s singles in teh A Event. Jayden Rothwell and…
Shared growth promoted

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie are ready to finalize an inter-municipal development plan. At its regular meeting May 8, county council gave first reading to bylaw 09-2019 for the IDP. A public…
AHS thanks volunteers in High Prairie

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers at the High Prairie Health Complex were thanked for their dedicated service during an appreciation luncheon May 4 at J.B. Wood Continuing Care Centre. Alberta Health Services thanked the volunteers for their time and commitment.…
Efforts to revive Toastmasters fizzles for now

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The timing just wasn’t right. It’s the conclusion reached by a scant few who attended a meeting at St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall in an attempt to revive a Toastmasters chapter in High Prairie May 9.…
Powwow a place to heal, share Indigenous culture

Every year, it just gets better and better! An estimated crowd of about 1,000 attended the High Prairie 5th Annual Traditional Powwow May 4 at the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre [where handgames were held]. The spectacular grand…
Over $10,000 raised 1 step at a time

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Another year, another great success! The High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s Violet Chalifoux Memorial Walk for Hospice May 5 raised over $10,000. “And we still have more money coming in,” says society president…
Wong elected by acclamation to HPSD board

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A vacant High Prairie seat on the board of trustees of High Prairie School Division is filled uncontested. Adrian Wong is the new trustee after he was acclaimed as the only candidate when nominations closed May…
Stokes pursuing latest dream

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie woman is competing for the right to advance to the Miss Universe Pageant. Samantha Stokes announced on her Facebook page May 9 she has “officially been accepted as a National Finals Delegate in…
Spring Rodeo thrills High Prairie crowds

Local competitors add local flavour to popular event at HP Agriplex Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Riders on horses and bulls were rocking and rolling at the 10th annual High Prairie Amateur Spring Rodeo held April 27-28. Crowds watched the action…
Tourism app has local flavour

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new mobile app to promote tourism and communities in Alberta has been initiated by two people from the region. App creators Sheila Willis, of Smith, and Scott Astle, of Kinuso, are eager to get partners…