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Richard Froese South Peace News Students in High Prairie School Division will showcase their skills in a robotics competition in mid-March. The second annual Robo Rumble is scheduled in High Prairie on March 11-12 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre.…
Shantz celebrates 90 wonderful years

Richard Froese South Peace News Longtime High Prairie resident Sylvester Shantz celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. Shantz was honoured at a reception Jan. 11 at High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church. Looking back, he is blessed to reach…
Smoky River Express – 2019 Year in Review: July – September

July July 1, 2019: Heavy rain and unseasonably cold weather force Canada Day celebrations in McLennan inside to the Elks Hall. Live entertainment, children’s activities crafts and food keep everyone busy. July 1, 2019: Peace River holds Canada Day celebrations…
PIC – Last memory!

Volunteers at the First Night celebration in High Prairie Dec. 31 captured one last memory before 2019 ended. Left-right are Billiejean Lines, Angela Ambida and Lois Dunn.
PICs – Festival of Trees hailed as big success

High Prairie’s Festival of Trees 2019 is being hailed as a huge success with an estimated 400 people attending the open house festivities. Community members, patients, staff, volunteers and J.B. Wood residents mingled together admiring the trees and decorations while…
High Prairie celebrates First Night

Richard Froese South Peace News Fun activities to celebrate the end of 2019 attracted a large crowd in High Prairie for First Night festivities New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at the Sports Palace. Families and people of all ages from…
HPE students shine on stage at concert

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert Dec. 18 performed by students in Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5 and Grade 6. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 35-minute program. Each class in Grades 1,3 and 5 sang a…
HPE concert brings holiday cheer to all

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert on Dec. 19 as students in kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 6 took centre stage. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 45-minute program as each class sang a song or…
PIC – A very ‘bear’y Christmas!

The High Prairie Legionnaires midget hockey team held its second annual Teddy Bear Toss during a home game Dec. 17 at the Sports Palace. All 141 teddy bears were donated to the High Prairie and District Victim Assistance of High…
Driftpile walks to promote life of sobriety

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of Driftpile Cree Nation are promoting a sober lifestyle in a united force. About 30 people participated in a Sobriety Walk from the band office to the Driftpile Community Hall on Dec. 16. A…
PICs – Family affair

Like father, like son! Joe Quarlty [top photo] played the role of a shepherd at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Live Nativity on Dec. 6. Below, his son Brandt, also played a shepherd.
What a night it was!

Chris Clegg South Peace News Almost 100 people braved chilly temperatures to attend the 15th annual Live Nativity celebration hosted by St. Mark’s Anglican Church Dec. 6. The event re-enacts the night Jesus was born, and has become a popular…

Richard Froese South Peace News First Night returns to High Prairie to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. A variety of activities for the family and all ages are planned at the Sports Palace from 6:30-9:30 p.m. “This is a…