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PIC – ‘Hot stove’ league!

The High Prairie Fire Department hosted an open house and barbecue Oct 9 at the fire hall to mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12. In one demonstration, deputy fire chief Michael Caron demonstrates the affects of pouring water on a…
Sisters in Spirit Walks held around region

Driftpile remembers Chris Clegg South Peace News Sadly, like many others, Laura Giroux knows first-hand the purpose of the Sisters in Spirit Walk. “That was my late sister,” she says referring to the name on a paper red dress she…
Supper fundraiser helps feed HP food bank

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Food Bank is thankful for generous support from the community since a financial crunch in the spring. About $2,700 was raised at a dinner and silent auction Sept. 28, food…

Richard Froese South Peace News All-candidates forums for the federal election are planned for Peace River and High Prairie this week. The first is Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Peace River, 7 p.m. at the Belle Petroleum Centre. The next day,…
PIC – Sing praises to the Lord!

Another Christian Community Gospel Sing was held Sept. 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie. The sing has traditionally been held the fifth Sunday of a month. The next Gospel Sing has not been confirmed. However, the next fifth…

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has set Oct. 26 as the date for the annual Small Business Gala to celebrate Small Business Week, Oct. 20-26. Chamber president Barry Sharkawi made the announcement…
PICs – Keeping the dream alive!

High Prairie schools participated in the annual Terry Fox National School Run Day on Sept. 27 to raise funds to fight cancer. Prairie River Junior High and E.W. Pratt students held their runs separately on Sept. 25. High Prairie Elementary…
Fire halls opening doors to residents

Richard Froese South Peace News Two fire halls in the High Prairie region will be open to the community to mark Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 6-12. High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department hosts an open house Oct. 9 from 5-7…
PIC – ‘Corn’y kid

Mateo Dubrule, 18 months old, left, and his mother, Krystina Dubrule, of Kathleen, each munch on a juicy cob of corn at a corn roast Sept. 13 at Freson Bros. in High Prairie. Fresh corn usually indicates the start to…
PICs – Northern Lakes College Grad 2019

Back in June, Northern Lakes College postponed its grad because of wildfires. The new date didn’t work for the venue in High Prairie, so the grad was held in Slave Lake at the Gathering Place on Sept. 12 and 13.…
Better late than never!

Fire department raises over $10,000 Pearl Lorentzen For South Peace News The impacts of a busy fire season are still being felt! Back in May, the Kinuso Fire Department had only four of its 17 firefighters in the area. The…
Horseshoe tournament hits target in HP

Local pitchers out in full force Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie was a hub of horseshoe pitching in the annual High Prairie Open tournament Sept. 14-15. Players from all over Alberta competed at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre…
‘Whitefish Strong’ sends message

Chris Clegg South Peace News Whitefish Lake First Nation is doing everything it can to take back its community from the growing drug, addictions and violence problems. With full support from chief and council, a “Taking back our Community” walk…
PIC – Wishing many more

A long-time High Prairie resident, Katherine Strebchuk, recently celebrated her 94th birthday Sept. 5 at a small birthday celebration at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie. Katherine and her husband, William [now deceased], were part of the Ukrainian settlers to homestead…
Carnival-like atmosphere at A Taste of High Prairie

It was an awesome afternoon of fun, games, shopping, good food and music at A Taste of High Prairie Sept. 7. Several vendors set up along 51 Ave. in an outdoor market atmosphere. Children were kept busy playing games while…