Henkel eager to chair new HPSD board

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division swore in its new board of trustees for the 2017-21 term at the organizational meeting Oct. 18, just two days after elections. High Prairie Trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected by the board as…
Outlaws scrimmage in the snow

Richard Froese South Peace News The season’s first snowfall Oct. 11 added a challenge to the High Prairie Outlaws football practice. “Even though it was still snowing during practice and it was a chill 0 C, we had the majority…
Local entrepreneur honoured

Chris Clegg South Peace News Marczyk Stake and Lath is typical of many small businesses. They have suffered through tragedies, rising and falling markets, and customer demand, but the owners still carry on, running a successful business. It’s because hard…
Art depicts murdered and missing women

Chris Clegg Spotlight To the naked and untrained eye, James F. Willier’s art is eye-catching on its own. But take a closer look and you will see a very strong message being delivered. Willier drew a picture with a red…
High Prairie Quilt Guild hosts annual show Oct. 21-22

Chris Clegg Spotlight Canada has celebrated its 150th birthday all year so it seems only fitting that the High Prairie Quilt Guild will use our nation’s birthday as its theme for the annual show and sale Oct. 21-22. “Our theme…
Kinuso launches junior program

Richard Froese South Peace News The Kinuso Volunteer Fire Department reports a relatively low number of calls this year. “We’ve had a good, quiet year and responded to 11 calls,” says deputy fire chief Everett Samuelson. “It’s good that the…
Grouard is always willing to help

Richard Froese South Peace News The Grouard Volunteer Fire Department has had a slow year for calls “It’s been a quiet and a good year and we have responded to about 10 calls,” says deputy fire chief Herman Sutherland Sr.…
Faust records fire-free year in district

Richard Froese South Peace News The Faust Volunteer Fire Department has had few but vital responses during the year. “It’s been a fairly quiet year and we haven’t had any fires,” deputy chief Robert Nygaard says. “We had two calls…
Enilda Fire Department enjoys quiet year

Richard Froese South Peace News The Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has recorded a light volume of calls this year. “We’ve responded to more vehicle collisions than fires,” says longtime deputy fire chief Donald Bissell. Firefighters have been called to four…
County’s only tanker truck stationed at Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News The Joussard Volunteer Fire Department has had few calls in 2017. “It’s been really quiet this year,” deputy fire chief Angela Paul says. The only fire in Joussard was a call to a residence where…
Gift Lake gives residents sound advice

Richard Froese South Peace News The Gift Lake Metis Settlement Volunteer Fire Department has dealt with about one dozen calls this year. “We have responded to six vehicle collisions and four house and structure fires,” says fire chief Gordon Belcourt.…
Treaty 8 chiefs meet with Alberta premier

Richard Froese Spotlight Chiefs of Treaty 8 First Nations and Premier Rachel Notley held their first annual meeting to discuss progress on the Treaty 8 Protocol Agreement, states a Government of Alberta news release dated Sept. 27. “The chiefs of…
Hungry bruin’s dinner plans foiled

Chris Clegg South Peace News Never store anything resembling food in your vehicle. It’s a lesson George Bellerose has learned after leaving a bag of trash in his Dodge Caravan the night of Oct. 1. Bellerose knew there were bears…
Outlaws start well but falter in loss to Norsemen

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Outlaws lost 48-8 to the Grande Prairie Norse- men in bantam football in their final home game of the season Sept. 30. Colby Cox ran for a touchdown from four yards on…
High Prairie records falling numbers of calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department continues to see a decrease in calls. And that is a good thing! “We have about 70 calls this year, which is significantly down from previous years,” fire chief…
The importance of practising a fire drill

Richard Froese South Peace News Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out is the theme for National Fire-Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. The week is a time to focus on steps to be safe in a fire, says the National Fire…