One woman’s act of passion still shines

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was one of her final acts of passion, and gifts to High Prairie. Some have forgotten, but many still remember that the nativity scene that is the centerpiece of High Prairie Light-Up each year…
Reason for the season celebrated

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was a special night over 2,000 years ago. It is still a special night today. St. Mark’s Anglican Church re-creates the miracle of the birth of Jesus Christ each year at its annual Nativity…
Students, teachers rally for a good cause

Chris Clegg South Peace News A former High Prairie St. Andrew’s School graduate has certainly done her part to rally people for a good cause this Christmas. Mallory Caudron, who now works in Edmonton, is involved with an organization in…
Clinic opens in new location

Chris Clegg South Peace News Everyone agrees it’s a perfect partnership. The High Prairie Medical Clinic and R/X Drug Mart celebrated the grand opening of the clinic in the R/X building Dec. 13. “When we came to High Prairie, we…
Students tag along with parents at work

Richard Froese South Peace News Junior high school students spent a day with their parents on the job Nov. 29. Grade 9 students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie shadowed their parent or other adult in Take…
Regals end historic losing streak to Pirates

Chris Clegg South Peace News Over seven years of frustration including a club record 24 straight regular season losses to the Falher Pirates came to an abrupt end Dec. 7 when the High Prairie Regals blasted their arch-rivals in dominating…
Wolfe joins local chamber

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Jaylee Wolfe as its new temporary part-time executive assistant. She started work on Nov. 29 and works at the chamber office in the Town of High…
Victim assistance valued by community

Richard Froese South Peace News Victims of crime value the support they get from trained caregivers. Volunteer advocates and board members with High Prairie and District Victim Assistance were honoured at a reception Dec. 6 for their dedicated service with…
Dunk star scores big with students

Richard Froese Spotlight From the lows of a rough life growing up to the heights as a top basketball slam dunker in the world, Kenny Dobbs inspired high school students in High Prairie and Donnelly. “Tell yourself I am a…
Time capsule sealed for bicentennial

Richard Froese South Peace News A time capsule for the High Prairie region was buried Dec. 1 to be opened in 2067 for the bicentennial of Canada. About 50 items were locked in the capsule in a short ceremony at…
Regals no match for Johnny Canuck

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Dawson Creek Canucks and High Prairie Regals should both consider themselves very, very lucky. The teams will only lose two players due to suspension after a series of fights broke out late in the…
Basketball league enjoys unprecedented growth

More students than ever are playing junior high basketball Chris Clegg Spotlight If you’ve followed the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League the last few years, you have seen something interesting happening before your eyes. More and more teenagers…
Christmas lights display shines during annual Light-Up

An estimated crowd of nearly 1,000 attended High Prairie Light-Up on Nov. 24. People were packed for several rows in the Civic Square awaiting the Santa Claus Parade, which drew about a dozen colourful and festive entries. After the parade,…
Korols grateful for community support

Richard Froese South Peace News A couple who lost all their possessions when their home was destroyed by fire has received another major donation from a service organization. Fred and Lyla Korol accepted a cheque of $500 from the High…
Zirka Dancers resurrect adult group

Richard Froese South Peace News Adult dance has returned to the Zirka Dancers of the Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie. “We have been offering it every year but this has been the first time in at least five years…
Meet the area’s newest graduates

SPN Staff The Building Environment Aboriginal Human Resource Environment Monitoring Program is a community-based culturally relevant and nationally recognized program. The training provides students with an opportunity to work on existing community concerns and development projects. It involves networking with…