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Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was probably inevitable given the world state of affairs. The High Prairie Elks have announced with regret their decision to cancel the 2020 Elks Pro Rodeo. This year’s event July 28-29 would have marked the…
PIC – Here’s what ‘red’ all over!

Connie Sabo, left, and Karen Harris walked the streets of High Prairie May 5 during Red Dress Day to recognize missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. They started their walk at about 8:30 a.m. Sabo is High Prairie School…
Triangle cancels mud bogs, Canada Day, Hoedown Jamboree

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three major summer events at Triangle have been dropped over restrictions and risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eighth annual Triangle Hoedown Jamboree scheduled for July 23-26 was scrapped by the Pioneer Threshermans Association at a…
Show officially cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 19th annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show planned for June 13-14 has been called off over restrictions and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We officially cancelled the show for 2020,” says Darrell Basarab, who…
Golden slashes entry fee 50%

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans are still underway for the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic fishing derby near High Prairie on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. Organizers are still optimistic the popular event on Lesser Slave Lake will go…

Global pandemic ends North Country Fair’s run of 41 straight years Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular North Country Fair near High Prairie planned for June 2020 has been cancelled to prevent risk and spread during the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic.…

Local organizers pleased after 2020 event cancelled Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie will have to wait two years to host the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships. Scheduled for Aug. 19-22 in High Prairie, the 2020 championships were cancelled by Horseshoe…
Triangle PTA still planning major events

Organization takes wait and see attitude Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three major summer events at Triangle are still being planned despite current restrictions and risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eighth annual Hoedown Jamboree scheduled for July 23-26 is the…
North Country Fair 2020 cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular North Country Fair near High Prairie planned for June 2020 has been cancelled to prevent risk and spread during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two more annual events in Big Lakes County have been cancelled over restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. At its regular meeting April 8, council scrapped the county barbecue scheduled for June 18 and the seventh annual…
Police express appreciation

On April 2 High Prairie RCMP and Lakeshore Regional Police Service attended the High Prairie Regional Health Complex to show support for all Alberta Health Services workers and first responders. Police agencies first drove around the circle while activating their…
Organizers keeping their fingers crossed

Horseshoe Canada will have final call on major tournaments Richard Froese South Peace News Two major horseshoe tournaments planned for High Prairie in August 2020 have not yet been cancelled over the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The High Prairie Horseshoe Club…
Joussard team wins annual JCA ice fishing tourney

Richard Froese South Peace News Cold weather and growing worldwide coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic drew a record low number of teams for the 27th annual Joussard Ice Fishing Tournament on March 14 on Lesser Slave Lake. “We had 40 teams, says…
HPE, Vanier rule Robo Rumble

Richard Froese South Peace News Students from High Prairie and Donnelly schools ruled at the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 11-12 for High Prairie School Division. Elementary students in Grades 3-6 were added to the event in High…
PIC – Popular event postponed

Organizers regret to announce the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show scheduled for April 18-19 is postponed due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Darrell Basarab, who chairs the organizing committee of the High Prairie Fish and Game Association, says they…

Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly and E.W. Pratt in High Prairie battled in the junior-senior high final of the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 12 for High Prairie School Division. Kneeling, left-right, are Vanier students C.J. Mencke and…