Demo highlights fire danger

Mac Olsen For South Peace News It was only a wooden model, comprised of a couple of replica cabins and branches for trees, but the fire that lit shows just how important it is for those living in cabins to…
Fire rescue truck arrives at Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News Fire and protective services in Joussard will be enhanced with the arrival of a new fire truck. A 2018 Ford F550 fire rescue truck arrived June 18 and put into service June 20 for the…
Town of High Prairie host Citizen Appreciation BBQ

The Town of High Prairie hosted a Citizen Appreciation BBQ for the residents of High Prairie from 11-2pm on June 29, 2018. Presentations were made at the Civic Square to those who participated in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic and…
New fire truck provides upgrade at Enilda

Richard Froese South Peace News A new fire truck has arrived for Enilda fire district with the Big Lakes County Fire Services. The 2016 Freightliner fire engine arrived June 19 and was commissioned into service June 20. “The chassis is…
Cunningham earns top award

Richard Froese South Peace News A High Prairie high school graduate has won a top award for her work as an early childhood educator in Grande Prairie. The Early-Childhood Educator-of-the-Year Award was presented to Janelle Cunningham at the Early Learning…
Community band takes to the big screen

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Community Band hit the big screen at its season finale concert June 9 at the Park Theatre. Sitting below the screen where excerpts of movies rolled, the band played the…
Okimaw honoured by Holy Family

Chris Clegg South Peace News St. Andrew’s students continue to let their light shine. Grade 11 student Lezane Okimaw received an Honourable Mention for the 2018 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award on June 14. The award is given by the…
Northland greenlights reading program

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Municipal Library isn’t the only organization holding a summer reading program. Northland School Division is running its third annual summer reading program in July and August in 20 of 21 NSD school…
Local Metis leader supports training

Knowledge is key, says Gerald Cunningham SPN Staff A local Metis leader is giving top marks to the provincial government for taking steps to train all employees in the Indigenous culture. “Knowledge is the bridge to understanding and, in the…
Doerksen, Sware honoured

Richard Froese South Peace News Two women were honoured by Big Lakes County with their names added to the Wall of Fame. Dianne Doerksen and Stella Sware were recognized for their service in a brief ceremony during the county barbecue…
Dolphins swimmers do their club proud

Chris Clegg South Peace News Two High Prairie Dolphins have qualified for the Alberta Summer Games Swim Meet July 19-22 in Grande Prairie while a third will serve as an alternate, if needed. Ten Dolphins participated in the trials at…
Peace Country’s best coming to High Prairie

Richard Froese South Peace News Minor football comes to town this weekend as the High Prairie Outlaws host the Peace Country Bantam Football League jamboree June 24. Entering their third year in the league this fall, the Outlaws will welcome…
Upgrades ready to take off

Richard Froese South Peace News More and larger aircraft at the High Prairie Airport is expected, thanks to upgrades funded by the provincial government. Up to $720,695 for a new overlay of the runway was announced June 4 for Big…
East Prairie publishes history book

Constance Brissenden For South Peace News A new local book, Memories of a Metis Settlement, shares 80 years of East Prairie Metis Settlement to prove that history is worth remembering. The earliest settlers to East Prairie began arriving in the…
Flooding causes havoc in Lesser Slave region

Richard Froese South Peace News Roads became rivers and fields were turned into lakes as heavy rainfall deluged the Big Lakes County region June 12-13. The Kinuso area east of Swan River appeared to sustain the most impact as water…
Gift Lake students stage walkout

Chris Clegg South Peace News Gift Lake School students walked out of classes after lunch on June 14 to protest actions taken by Northland School Division. Armed with signs and chanting, students staged their orderly walkout for about one hour.…