Lady Chargers win 5th annual Walker Memorial

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers emerged as champions at the fifth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 2-3. The Chargers beat the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 45-39 in the final game Dec. 3. Charger…
Christmas need not be a lonely time

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas can be the loneliest time of the year for seniors, homeless, and those with no family nearby, while others spend time with family and friends. Seniors, single adults and young families are among those…
PIC – Cemetery installs signs

The St. Mark’s Anglican Church Cemetery committee installed five new signs at various locations in the cemetery on Nov. 16. Left-right are committee members Sharon Cox, Stella Sware and Jim Stokes, and Tracy Hansen, who built the signs, posing beside…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church. Luke 2:8-11 [NKJV] – “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood…
The Page – December 14, 2016

Help the High Prairie Community Beautification Association with their local projects. That includes High Prairie’s Light-Up, which decorates the civic square between the town hall and Golden Age Club. Looks great, eh? You can help keep this going, along with…
PICs – Little Elves at Christmas

The High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Centre hosted its annual Little Elves Christmas Party on Dec. 7 at the Children’s Centre. Children up to six years of age enjoyed a variety of activities such as crafts, songs, rhymes and…
HPE – Grades 5s enjoy visit with students from England

Joshua Strebchuk HPE Reporter Hi! This is Joshua Strebchuk from Grade 5C with this week’s South Peace News report. The Grade 5 students will be creating a biography of one of their grandparents. During the Christmas holidays, each student will…
PIC – MLA welcomes community

Lesser Slave Lake MLA and Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee hosted an open house Nov. 25 in her constituency office in the Town of High Prairie civic building. Left-right, are Larivee, Candice Maglione and Rod Chalifoux of Driftpile First Nation,…

SPN Staff Driftpile First Nation continues to provide education opportunities for its residents. The band’s education department recently unveiled its version of the Building Collaboration and Capacity in Education Grant Program. The initiative is a one-time conditional grant funding opportunity…

Richard Froese South Peace News Impacts of the new provincial carbon tax remain the big question as Big Lakes County prepares a new budget for 2017. At a budget meeting Dec. 5, council adopted an interim operating budget of $35.8…
PIC – Meaning of the season

St. Mark’s Anglican Church held its annual Nativity Celebration Dec. 2. The church strives to re-create the night of the birth of Jesus by using characters and costumes, complete with readings from the Bible telling of that miraculous night. Bishop’s…
HPSD hires new senior IT technician

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division has appointed Manuel Bulosan as senior information technology (IT) technician. He has been a computer technician for HPSD since October 2015. “We look forward to Manuel’s continued success in the technology department,” says Tammy…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Too much Iver Paulino. That was the story Dec. 7 as the visiting St. Andrew’s Saints defeated the Kinuso Knights 50-34 in Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division action. Paulino scored 28…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Wins are rare for any Slave Lake team over Prairie River but that’s what happened Dec. 7 as the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons defeated the Raiders 53-32. The win left both teams at 2-1…