Taekwondo students kick it up a notch

Richard Froese South Peace News Scorpion Taekwondo Club of High Prairie celebrated another season with several students moving up in belts on April 17. “The large number of black belts and coloured belts that continue to advance each year, speak…
PIC – First of many

The High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funds at their first barbecue of the year at Freson Bros. on April 15. Harold L’Hirondelle, left, is served by volunteers and directors. Proceeding right from L’Hirondelle are volunteer…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie April 11, Councillor Donna Deynaka and I attended the Volunteer Appreciation event organized by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services. This annual event is in recognition of the High Prairie and area…

Tom Henihan, Reporter, Falher Smoky River Express It is noble to express concern for the world our grandchildren will inherit as Stephen Lewis did recently at the NDP Leadership Convention in Edmonton. Most responsible people look ahead with similar thoughts…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie firefight- ers may soon have green flashing lights in their vehicles to help arrive at emergency calls sooner. Council agreed at its April 12 meeting to take part in the Green Lights Program.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council plans to meet with its municipal and First Nations’ neighbours before it moves forward on a regional water system. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to separately…
Teacher turns author

Richard Froese South Peace News A former High Prairie teacher, who became an author after she retired, visited the local library to promote her first two books. Beth Rowe signed her books Bird of Barjag and Mischief Mischief at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie has changed its graduation date and venue to July 9 to accommodate a larger class. Ceremonies have been moved to the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre at 2 p.m.…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister This Easter season was one of the most fascinating God-Incidence, or co-incidence, feast days in many years. Holy Thursday leading into Good Friday is the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith, the night when Jesus…

by Jeff Burgar Now, give or take a few days, it would be just six months to our next town and county elections. Six months that is, if we were following the old rules of city, municipal district, county, Metis…
Expect a knock on your door

Business input sought to plan future Richard Froese South Peace News Businesses in the High Prairie area will soon get a visit as part of a program to collect data and help municipal councils plan for future development. The High…

Richard Froese South Peace News A Faust resident will have to remove three cabins he recently moved to property in the hamlet. The order came after Big Lakes County council turned down a rezoning request after a public hearing April…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rumours are swirling of the impending opening of a Peavey Mart in High Prairie. Meanwhile, a company spokesman will neither confirm or deny the rumour. “I have no announcement at this time,” says Jest Sidloski,…

Richard Froese South Peace News New welcome signs have been approved for highways and hamlets by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting April 13, council approved a recommendation to approve the design for the highway signs to welcome motorists…