Day camps promote Indigenous culture

Richard Froese South Peace News Several local youth learned more about their Indigenous culture at day camps hosted by High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. Weeklong camps wrapped up Aug. 16 at the Eagle’s Nest Cultural Centre in Enilda. “We want…

Pearl Lorentzen For South Peace News The 40th Annual Smith – Hondo Fall Fair and Rodeo is August 30 to September 1. The majority of activities will be at the Smith MD complex which includes the hall, arena and equine…
A successful volleyball camp in Slave Lake

Pearl Lorentzen For South Peace News In the weeks before volleyball camps in Slave Lake were going to start, only 20 kids signed up. The plan was to have three camps each day divided by age group, but there weren’t…

Richard Froese South Peace News Opportunities for economic growth in Big Lakes County continue to flourish. “We can build on everything we’ve done,” says Lisa Baroldi, executive director of Big Lakes County Economic Development Authority. She updated council at its…
Obituary – Donald Ernest Fevang

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dad, Donald E. Fevang in High Prairie on July 16, 2019 at the age of 91. Donald is survived by his children Gordon, Bill, Fern (Mike) Ochran, grandchildren…
Hospital welcomes new site manager

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Health Complex welcomes a new site manager. Bikramjit Singh Jammu became the new manager recently, says an Alberta Health Services news release Aug. 14. “My goal is to ensure we continue providing excellent…
PIC – Just ducky!

The weather was wet and ducky at the 26th annual Penny Carnival at the High Prairie Municipal Library on Aug. 8. Left-right, are Tyra Shantz, 8, Boston Cunning- ham, 4, and Marley Cunningham, 7.
From a house to a home, “now it’s our own”

Richard Froese South Peace News Larry and Verna Auger now have an opportunity to own their own home. Their house is one of five in High Prairie that Heart River Housing (HRH) has offered in a lease-to-purchase program, a pilot…

Richard Froese South Peace News Heart River Housing hosts its annual Block Party for its tenants and the community on Aug. 21. Activities are set for an open field on Evergreen Drive near 57 Avenue (Poplar Place) from noon to…
Taste of High Prairie promotes local food

Richard Froese South Peace News Locally grown products will be in the spotlight for the special Taste of High Prairie Market on Sept. 7. Marigold Enterprises invites local producers and venders for the event at its market on 51 Avenue…
Nygaard wins Green Party nomination

Richard Froese South Peace News Peter Nygaard of Joussard is the candidate for the Green Party for Peace River – Westlock in the federal election Oct. 21. He won the nomination with 67 per cent of the membership vote, says…
Viersen seeks re-election in Peace River – Westlock

Richard Froese South Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is running in the upcoming federal election Oct. 21 to hold his seat for a second term. He confirmed he is seeking re-election in a news release Aug.…
MLA comes to town to talk farm safety Bill 6

Richard Froese South Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn will host a meeting in High Prairie on Aug. 23 to discuss proposed changes to Bill 6, the Farm Freedom and Safety Act. Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen…

Jeff Burgar The Alberta town of Claresholm is getting new people. Claresholm, like several other communities, is placing immigrant workers in local jobs that can’t, or won’t, be filled by Claresholm folks. Small towns everywhere should take a look at…