Richard Froese The countdown is on for Christmas and excitement is growing, especially for children. Many people seem to be so busy around this time of year, perhaps too busy. Amidst all the hustle and bustle and rush, focus on…

Ray Pennings, Vice-President, Cardus Courtesy of Troy Media Disagreement is normal, if not necessary, in a healthy democracy. Being intolerant and disrespectful toward those with whom we disagree, however, is fatal to that democracy. Historically, Canadians have had the Charter…

Retired Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre It’s easy to trust God when life going well and all is swell. But, when life turns sour and plummets into a living “hell on earth” that’s when we discover the true…
The Page – December 4, 2019

It was a really long trip. And probably pretty pricey. The good news is, it didn’t cost High Prairie taxpayers a single dime. Anyway, former High Prairie mayor Linda Cox, along with [no relation] fellow traveler Sharon Cox, also of…
PICs – Lights shine at St. Andrew’s

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its annual Advent Concert Nov. 28 to kick off the holiday season with a focus on the birth of Jesus. The entire elementary student body celebrated the event with songs in the gym.

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Airport has reopened after upgrades were completed over five months. Big Lakes County announced the news in a news release Nov. 28. The newly-paved 4,324-foot-long runway can now safely accommodate larger aircraft…

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to improve broadband communications in the Big Lakes County region are being scaled back to a pilot project. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council approved a motion to focus on the pilot project…

Richard Froese South Peace News A former resident of High Prairie was sentenced in High Prairie youth court Nov. 25 after pleading guilty to 13 crimes. The boy, 17, who now lives in Valleyview, was placed on probation for one…
PICs – Library rocks to sounds of Christmas

The High Prairie Municipal Library hosted its annual Chlldren’s Christmas Party on Nov. 22, which featured a special visit from Santa Claus. Children and their families enjoyed a variety of games and activities, such as a new activity the Oven…

Chris Clegg South Peace News St. Mark’s Nativity Dec. 6 An event which re-enacts the night Jesus Christ was born occurs again Dec. 6 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. St. Mark’s Live Nativity features volunteers in full costumes from shepherds…
PICs – Pleasantview seniors celebrate the season

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted is annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 29. Residents and visitors did some Christmas shopping from tables of baking and Christmas goodies and a variety of handcrafts. The event is traditionally held on the final…
County lowers speed limit in Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News Motorists travelling in Joussard will now have to slow down on more streets. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, Big Lakes County council adopted a bylaw to lower the speed limit to 40 km/hr on…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County is supporting three requests from High Prairie area organizations. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, council committed $1,000 to the High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host the 2020 Western Canadian Classic set…

Susan Thompson South Peace News A letter from Big Lakes County asking the Town of High Prairie for funding to help pay the deficit at the Little Smoky Ski Area was all a misunderstanding, according to the reeve of the…
Saints march past Vipers

Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team sent a message they will be a force to deal with again this season. The team opened their Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League season with a…