HPSD honours employees for long service

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division honoured employees during the Long-Service Awards Night on May 26 in High Prairie. More than 80 staff members were recognized for their milestone years of service to the division, says a news release…
Celebrate Canada Day in style

Chris Clegg South Peace News People in the South Peace wanting to celebrate Canada Day have several venues to attend. High Prairie, Triangle, Joussard and Spruce Point Park at Kinuso all have major events planned. Faust, due to lack of…
Tax breaks for Tolko approved

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has taken first steps to provide tax breaks to Tolko Industries when the company re-opens its oriented strand board mill in High Prairie in the coming months. At its regular meeting June…
Explore the outdoors and be safe

Richard Froese Spotlight Spruce Point Park west of Kinuso was the scene of an Outdoor Expo on June 10 to promote safe and healthy outdoor activities. Big Lakes County hosted the event with a grant of $1,495 from the Alberta…
Elders honoured, thanked for efforts during Seniors’ Week

Richard Froese South Peace News Seniors from throughout the region were honoured and celebrated during Seniors’ Week, June 4-10. Events began June 4 with an afternoon tea and entertainment at the High Prairie Municipal Library. A delicious dessert and beverages…
Don’t put away the books yet

Chris Clegg South Peace News If you think that reading at the library during your summer holidays isn’t fun, just ask Cynara Pichay. “I was in the program two or three years,” says Pichay, who was recently hired as this…
NLC continues to build bridges

Cultual awareness training offered at workshop SPN Staff Northern Lakes College is taking an active leadership role by hosting cultural awareness training for staff, students and the public. On June 8, NLC hosted “Residential Schools, The History and its Effects…
A perfect day at the lake for fishing derby

Tom Henihan Spotlight The weather was ideal, sunny and warm will a cool breeze by the water during the ninth annual Knights of Columbus Children’s Fishing Derby at Winagmi Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, June 10. Although the conditions were…
Couple finds love with help of cream can

Chris Clegg South Peace News Love will eventually find a way. Even if it means sending messages at the bottom of a cream can. Cecile M. Gannon shared stories from her book Cream Can Romance during a visit to the…
West Fraser modernization ensures long-term sustainability

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Forest Products has launched a $55 million modernization that will make it one of the top mills on the continent. “We are very excited to announce the sawmill and kiln modernization project,” says…
Dubrule named new VP at Vanier

Richard Froese Spotlight Monique Dubrule has been named the new vice principal of Georges. P. Vanier School in Donnelly. She has been teaching at Vanier since 2005 and been in a LEED (Leading Education Every Day) position for the past…
HPNFC hosting June 21 Aboriginal Day celebration

Chris Clegg South Peace News For many years, the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre has led the way in promoting culture and friendship in the region. This year is no exception. The centre will again host Aboriginal Day celebrations June…
Close support for victims of murdered and missing

Richard Froese Spotlight Families and victims of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have a special liaison with the provincial government during a national inquiry. Michelle MacIsaac serves as the northwest Alberta family information liaison for Indigenous programs…
Drefs co-ordinates curriculum for HPSD

Richard Froese Spotlight Julia Drefs has been appointed the new curriculum co-ordinator for High Prairie School Division. She will be responsible to prepare and plan for the new curriculum for early childhood studies to Grade 4 that is proposed to…