Winning entry to be featured on T-shirts

Chris Clegg South Peace News A talented St. Andrew’s School student has drawn the winning design in Holy Family Catholic Regional Division’s Orange Shirt Day Contest. The division announced June 14 that Grade 11 student Natonia Joanne Jay Giroux’s entry…
MLA celebrates Philippine Heritage Month

Callie Hermanson For South Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was joined by Ricardo Miranda, Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism, July 3 to celebrate the first-ever Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. Jenny Konopka of the Filipino Community…
Gospel Sing to take new twist

Richard Froese South Peace News Local languages will be the flavour when the Gospel Sing returns July 29 at the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene from 4-6 p.m. “I would like to have people sing a Christian song in…
Books on wheels

Richard Froese South Peace News The Book Auto Mobile has been launched by the High Prairie School Division for the summer. “BAM was created to encourage reading and to promote literacy throughout the summer in different communities across the division,”…
Gov’t taking steps to combat racism

Grants available for programming Callie Hermanson For South Peace News As part of government efforts to address racism, Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda unveiled details of a new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program on July 3 at the Native…
Harrison touting NW&WR revival

Chris Clegg South Peace News It hasn’t exactly been forgotten or wiped from the map, but a former northern Alberta resident is trying to promote the Northern Woods and Water Route as Western Canada’s Holiday Highway. Dale Harrison, a former…
Play Park opens in Atikameg

Chris Clegg South Peace News Build it and they will come! Like the Field of Dreams, the Whitefish Lake First Nation Children’s Park was completed July 8. The next day, almost every child in the community was at the park…
HPSD honours staff for dedication

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division honoured 14 staff who retired and others for their years of service and dedication to the division at the Long-Service Awards Night on May 25. Seven employees who retired were from…
Pale yellow iris confirmed in county

Richard Froese South Peace News An initial report of pale yellow iris has Big Lakes County agricultural services somewhat concerned, states a county news release. “This is not a punitive campaign,” agricultural fieldperson Sheila Kaus says. “While this is cause…
Citizens gather to celebrate culture

Chris Clegg South Peace News A celebration of Aboriginal culture and a stirring speech from Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee highlighted Aboriginal Day June 21 at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. Larivee first recognized the celebration was being…
One woman’s trip to Africa

Maria Miller For South Peace News Travelling across the globe can teach one not only about another culture, but also our own. In May, I was lucky enough to visit what is known as the warm heart of Africa, the…
Outlaws host jamboree

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor football was in the spotlight as the High Prairie Outlaws hosted the Peace Country Bantam Football League jamboree June 24 at E.W. Pratt field. All seven teams in the league participated in action played…
Feather accepted to honour Indigenous people

Richard Froese South Peace News An eagle feather to honour the Indigenous people was presented to High Prairie provincial court during a brief ceremony June 25. Swan River First Nation Elder Dustin Twin presented the feather to Judge D.R. Shynkar.…
100 miles in 32 hours!

High Prairie teen finishes punishing race with seconds to spare Chris Clegg South Peace News Most teenagers look forward to sleeping in on weekends, or taking the summer off to relax. Not Rae-Anne Gill, 16, who wakes up and decides…
St. Andrew’s honours top students

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie presented awards to junior and senior high school students during the Celebrations of Learning, June 14. Following is a list of the top awards: Overall Honour Roll – Grade 12 Ramona Bokhout –…