New stair tower, grout finished at pool

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre will have a fresh new look when it reopens next week after being closed for a month of annual maintenance. “We’re almost done the work and it was a…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre It was a freak summer storm with freezing rain, glazed roads, high winds and no other fools on the road but my friend, and I, as we wended our way toward Grande Cache…

Fire Chief Ken Melnyk, High Prairie Fire Department As I am writing this we are getting another emergency alarm call from our 911 dispatch, to respond to a fire in a field. I call the call back number, only to…
Artifact-of-the-Week November 23, 2016

The Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum has in its collection a pair of white tanned hide gauntlets, fully beaded on canvas in applique beadwork. These gauntlets originated from Abjou Bromfield in the Northwest Territories. They were given to Bromfield as…
Joussard School – Students enjoy visit from Ebbett

David Giroux Joussard Reporter Hi from our great school in Joussard. This is David Giroux bringing you the news again. To start with, we would like to thank Don Ebbett for coming to help us with our Remembrance Day ceremony.…
By the River Cree ceremonies bring closure

Constance Brissenden For Spotlight Night was approaching as I stood by the river, thinking of closure. The beauty of the water, a calm swath winding through low green banks, filled me with a sense of appreciation. I was here because…

Spotlight Staff Many farmers and other people in rural Alberta are feeling stressful during down economic times. Now, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry offers information and several tips in a news release on the government website. There is no question that…
Bazaar to honour elderly

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Bringing Unity to Families in Honouring the Elderly” is the theme of the Dec. 17 Country Christmas Bazaar at the Elks Hall on the rodeo grounds. Dharlyne Vicklund, owner of Wolf Talon Creations, is hosting…

Chris Clegg South Peace News MLA holding open house Nov. 25 Danielle Larivee is holding an open house Nov. 25 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at her constituency office in the Town of High Prairie building. Larivee invites everyone to drop by…

Jeff Burgar A High Prairie citizen is taking up the challenge of the seemingly impossible to handle, abandoned former Esso service station site in High Prairie. For those who do not get to drive by this site every day, this…
The Page – November 23, 2016

With a forecast of temperatures just below freezing, it should be a great evening this coming Friday for the annual High Prairie Light-Up. This is when the Civic Square right between the Town Office and the Golden Age Club gets…
HPE – Students wrap 39 shoeboxes for needy

Malcolm Cooper Ilona Drefs HPE Reporters Hi! This is Ilona Drefs and Malcolm Cooper with this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 4W has been working on their writing skills with a focus on great beginnings. Some of the students…
PIC – The people who bring you Light-Up!

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association raises money and organizes Light-Up each year. Members posed Nov. 12 after laying ground lights with the help of the High Prairie Air Cadets and Bethel Baptist Youth Group. Left-right are Linda Cox, Mary…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has re-instated funding for the Smoky River Ski Area west of High Prairie. In December 2015, council decided to cut support for the ski hill but had an abrupt change of…
Northland students inspired, motivated

Spotlight Staff Hundreds of Northland School Division students are returning to their home communities feeling motivated and inspired after attending WE Day at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary Oct. 26. Students from Keg River, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Grouard, Wabasca-Desmarais, Peerless…