Church celebrates ‘Reason for the Season’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What a night it was! And people in High Prairie had the chance to relive it! St. Mark’s Anglican Church attempts to re-create the miracle of Jesus Christ’s birth each year at its annual Nativity Celebration…
Spirit shines at Santa Claus Parade

Many new entries – all of them overflowing with Christmas spirit – highlighted the 14th annual Santa Claus Parade Nov. 30. The parade rolled down Highway 2 to the applause of about 1,000 people Nov. 30. The parade is a…
PICs – How a High Prairie girl sees Christmas

For the last 15 years, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Keira Manybears-Alook, a Grade 6 student in Chris Langlois’ class at High…
Canucks add to Regals’ misery

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A season of misery continues for the High Prairie Regals. The club lost its 12th straight game to open the NPHL season Dec. 15 as they were embarrassed 16-1 at Dawson Creek Creek. Two nights earlier,…
Enough is enough, Yellow Vest claims

Chris CleggSouth Peace News They’re fed up with government and doing something about it. A small but enthusiastic group of people participated in the first Yellow Vest Movement demonstration in High Prairie Dec. 15. “The damage is done,” says organizer…
Lady Chargers fall short in OT final

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News E.W. Pratt Chargers high school women’s basketball team finished second at the seventh annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in High Prairie. The host team lost 53-48 in overtime to…
Chargers hang on to win tourney final

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The E.W. Pratt Chargers men’s high school basketball team won the championship game in the seventh annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in High Prairie. The Chargers beat the Manning…
Beautification honours Herben at Light-Up

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Mild temperatures drew close to an estimated 1,000 people for the 30th annual High Prairie Winter Light-Up at the Civic Plaza on Nov. 30. Special recognition was given to one of the founders of the event…
Myre retiring as FCSS manager

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County Family and Community Support Services will bid farewell to manager Louise Myre, who retires at the end of 2018. “I have appreciated my job a lot, but due to personal circumstances, it has…
Metis Settlements celebrate 80th anniversary

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The culture, contributions and constitutional firsts of the Metis people were recognized as Alberta’s eight Metis Settlements marked their 80th anniversary Dec. 3 at a ceremony in Edmonton. Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan, and Gerald…
Panasiuk promoted

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has named Jordan Panasiuk its new chief administrative officer. Council unanimously voted to promote Panasiuk to CAO from deputy CAO during a special meeting Nov. 29. Panasiuk begins his new job Jan. 8,…
Scorpions win medals

On Nov. 24, Scorpion Tae Kwon Do had four club members attend the 2018 Tiger Challenge Tournament in Edmonton. There were over 250 competitors from Alberta who travelled to the tournament. Second-degree black belt Amira Sharkawi, 14, and Master Melissa…
Runway upgrades ready to take flight

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to upgrade the runway at High Prairie Airport have been assured by Big Lakes County after a valued user expressed a serious concern to council. At its regular meeting Nov. 28, council responded to…
Residents have their say

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents have offered a variety of ideas for the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County to help create an inter-municipal development plan. About 10 citizens helped shape an IDP for an area surrounding…
‘Rehn’ man wins UCP nomination

Candidate sets his sights on defeating NDP MLA Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Pat Rehn of Slave Lake is the United Conservative Party candidate for Lesser Slave Lake. Members chose Rehn [pronounced ‘rain’] out of a field of four…
Aquatic centre nets two more Red Cross awards

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre has received another two provincial swimming awards from the Canadian Red Cross. Aquatic centre staff and the Town of High Prairie High Prairie celebrated the awards that were announced at…