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 – December 13, 2019…

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 – December 12, 2019…
PIC – On ‘top’ of his act!

High Prairie Wilderness Camp hosted awarded-winning Canadian comedian and entertainer Bob Cates at its annual fundraiser Nov. 30 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. Cates thrilled the crowd with several acts as he topped off his show by spinning 24 plates…
Big Lakes County releases book of stories

Richard Froese South Peace News Stories of life in the early days in Big Lakes County are featured in a new book that arrived just in time for Christmas In Our Own Words – Hard Times and Good Times in…
PIC – Scoop of delight

A Celebrity Chili Cookoff was a popular event hosted by High Prairie Victory Life Church at High Prairie Light-Up Nov. 29. Left-right, are servers Jayne Roberts, Len Parke and Tammy Kaleta. Nona Elliott was the winner of the cookoff: 94…
Cates heads camp fundraiser

Richard Froese South Peace News More than $17,000 was raised at a High Prairie Wilderness Camp fundraiser Nov. 30 at the Edmo Peyre Hall in High Prairie, says camp director Aaron Har- bidge. “The entire event was a big hit,”…
School boards coping with budget cuts

Divisions finding ways to keep teachers despite “challenging” provincial budget Susan Thompson South Peace News Despite funding shortfalls in the wake of the provincial budget, local school divisions have found ways to keep their front-line teaching staff. The Ministry of…

Jeff Burgar The RCMP officer said, “Crime numbers are down right now. It’s because the local bad guys are mostly in jail. When they get out, statistics might go up.” This comment, and a truthful comment at that, was said…

Joe McWilliams Be careful when talking to a reporter. You never know when bits of the conversation may end up in a story. A lot depends on the reporter, of course, and perhaps even more on the publication he or…
The Page – December 11, 2019

Ah yes, it is Christmas time! Every week, it gets a little bit busier. And every week, after visiting a few “friendly out-of-town stores,” one has to wonder what the hostile ones are like. * * * * * *…
County welcomes Sturgeon as new fire chief

Richard Froese South Peace News Dave Sturgeon is the new fire chief for Big Lakes County Fire Services. “My goal is to be here for guidance and expertise for the fire districts to rely on and be a mentor and…
PICs – Santa pays visit to HP CRC

The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Centre hosted its annual Little Elves Christmas Party on Nov. 29 at the High Prairie Children’s Centre. Children up to six years of age enjoyed a variety of activities such as crafts, songs,…
Beautification honours Santa Claus Parade founder

Richard Froese South Peace News Several hundred people celebrated the 31st annual High Prairie Winter Light-Up at the Civic Square Nov. 29 to kick off the Christmas season. The High Prairie Community Beautification Association dedicated the event in memory of…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18-year-old male will spend the next two months behind bars for charges as a youth. The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was handed a global sentence of 90…