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COVID-19 UPDATE – May 29, 2020

As of May 29 Alberta Health has confirmed 24 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 3 new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
Fire Bans lifted

Campers and just about everybody looking to enjoy outdoor activites have been wondering when exactly somebody in authority will allow some kind of outdoor campfires. This, particularly with the rains the past weeks. As of Tuesday, May 26, limited campfires…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated May 27, 2020

Listed below are links to available resources for Albertans during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, a list of symptoms, and Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. If you would like to see other resources please send us a comment. Wearing Masks Albertans are encouraged…

Today in High Prairie! See what’s happening today in town, local birthdays, celebrity birthdays, local history, world history and your daily horoscope. Please send your birthdays and community events to southpeacenews@hotmail.com and statsmanchris@hotmail.com What’s Happening Today – May 30, 2020…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 28, 2020

As of May 28 Alberta Health has confirmed 29 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 2 new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…

Today in High Prairie! See what’s happening today in town, local birthdays, celebrity birthdays, local history, world history and your daily horoscope. Please send your birthdays and community events to southpeacenews@hotmail.com and statsmanchris@hotmail.com What’s Happening Today – May 29, 2020…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 27, 2020

As of May 27 Alberta Health has confirmed 25 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours after 3,168 tests. There are 2 new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths…

Today in High Prairie! See what’s happening today in town, local birthdays, celebrity birthdays, local history, world history and your daily horoscope. Please send your birthdays and community events to southpeacenews@hotmail.com and statsmanchris@hotmail.com What’s Happening Today – May 28, 2020…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Turns out Big Lakes County council did get a recent raise in pay, contrary to a statement made by one of its councillors at a May 13 meeting. Council was discussing a proposed 10 per cent…
PIC – Thank you, thank you, thank you!

During the COVID-19 pandemic local volunteers in High Prairie joined a province-wide initiative sewing scrub bags for healthcare workers. Before scrub bags many workers were bagging their worn scrubs in plastic bags or reusable bags that were difficult to clean.…
No laughing matter

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP have released the name of a woman who brandished a fake firearm in town May 19.Latoya Catherine Giroux, 19, faces a single charge of disturbing the peace and will appear in High Prairie…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie man is facing several criminal charges after local RCMP recovered a stolen tractor and charged him accordingly. On May 8, High Prairie RCMP received a report of a theft of a John Deere…
RCMP wants input to serve the public better

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If you have issues over policing, here’s your chance to voice your concerns. High Prairie/Faust RCMP Detachment S/Sgt. Warren Wright would like to hear from local community members in the High Prairie and Faust detachment areas…
Not without precedent:

I.D. council takes pay cut in 1993 Editor’s note: Taking a pay cut has occurred previously in the local municipal council circle. On Oct. 6, 1993, the Improvement District No. 17 Central councillors voted unanimously to take an immediate five…

Jeff Burgar Money, money, money. That’s all it takes to make the world sit right. Following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his mostly welcomed wheelbarrows of cash is popular. Our own Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is…

Jeff Burgar We don’t usually say “oldtimers,” “geezers” or “geezettes” or other titles that indicate, in a sort of condescending tone, their advanced years. These days, it’s something like “seniors” or “elders.” But a polite name doesn’t mean they automatically…

Alberta is going through real hardship right now. Unfortunately, many of the problems Albertans are facing today have been made worse by political decisions made by the Government of Alberta. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced dramatic changes on our communities,…

Doug Firby,Columnist,Troy Media,Courtesy of Troy Media. A lot of us are finding we have the luxury of unexpected spare time while we wait to bust out of COVID jail. I am happily using some of my newfound time to slog…