Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College plans to add opportunities to teach about new energy-saving options and upgrade some campuses. The college is now seeking support from municipalities for a grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure…
“If you want us to pay, we should have a say”

Rural municipalities raising alarm over policing costs Susan Thompson South Peace News The new UCP government is considering new legislation to make rural municipalities start paying for policing. The change will affect Northern Sunrise County, the M.D. of Smoky River,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Shared services for the M.D. of Smoky River and Big Lakes County are part of an Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework. Big Lakes council adopted the ICF bylaw at its regular meeting Oct. 9. The Alberta Municipal…
HPE takes its learning outside the classroom

Alison Seigfries Keya Willier HPE Reporters This is Alison and Keya with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. The Grade 5 students participated in a Farm Safety Day put on by…
Grade 6s vote during their study of gov’t

Kendra Cunningham Joussard Reporter Hello folks, this is Kendra Cunningham bringing you the news from Joussard School once again. Our kindergarten students informed me that they are learning about apples and the letter ‘A’. The kids got to try out…
Baird named acting VP at St. Andrew’s

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie welcomes Joanne Baird as acting vice-principal, starting Oct. 15. She fills the role after long-time vice-principal Karen Nielsen retired. Holy Family Catholic Separate School Division announced the appointment in…

HPSD preparing policy for board approval Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division plans to clear the air about people who vape and smoke on school grounds and school time. At its meeting Sept. 18, trustees reviewed a…
Sisters in Spirit Walks held around region

Driftpile remembers Chris Clegg South Peace News Sadly, like many others, Laura Giroux knows first-hand the purpose of the Sisters in Spirit Walk. “That was my late sister,” she says referring to the name on a paper red dress she…
Star-Crossed Quilters show & sale Oct. 19-20

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie St. Andrew’s School gymnasium will showcase the region’s best quilters Oct. 19-20 at the High Prairie Quilt Guild’s 24th annual show and sale. This year’s theme, Star-Crossed Quilters, is encouraged in the…
Obituary – Wendell Earl Ebbett

Wendell Earl Ebbett, of Sunset House, passed away Oct. 1, 2019, at the age of 71 years. Wendell was known as the ultimate volunteer. He was very active with the High Prairie Air Cadets, High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion, High…
Regals live to play another day

Chris Clegg South Peace News After many meetings last week, including one where the entire High Prairie Regals executive resigned, the club announced Oct. 12 they will enter the NPHL for the 2019-20 season. The club met the previous night…
Flyers take leave of absence

Chris Clegg South Peace News The NPHL is down to six teams after Monday night on Oct. 8, after the Fort St. John Flyers announced they would not be part of the league for the 2019-20 season. NPHL President Jack…
PIC – This was no accident!

Disputes on Facebook regarding whether or not damage to the bench at The Q Skate Plaza in mid-September is no longer in doubt. Town of High Prairie senior peace officer Alan Bloom reported at council’s Oct. 8 meeting the incident…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Renegades faced its toughest challenge in high school football action this season. The Renegades lost 39-12 to St. Joseph’s Celtics in Grande Prairie on Oct. 9. St. Joseph’s is ranked No. 2…

Richard Froese South Peace News The visiting High Prairie Outlaws lost 55-12 to the Grande Prairie Norsemen in bantam football action Oct. 4. “It was another hard-fought game,” coach Cody Herr says. “Our players have much to be proud of…

Richard Froese South Peace News Shelves at the High Prairie and District Food Bank will be replenished at a special food drive and fundraiser during volleyball alumni games Oct. 17 at E.W. Pratt High School. Pratt is hosting Digs for…