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PICs – Double the pleasure

High Prairie and Peace River both held Light-Up celebrations Nov. 29 featuring a Santa Claus Parade and other activities. Businesses as well as shoppers took advantage of special sales to get a jump on local Christmas shopping.

The Festival of Trees celebration begins at the High Prairie Hospital Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Hospital department staff have decorated a few dozen Christmas trees and other decorations have been placed in the main hallway. The first open house…
PICs – Lights shine at St. Andrew’s

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its annual Advent Concert Nov. 28 to kick off the holiday season with a focus on the birth of Jesus. The entire elementary student body celebrated the event with songs in the gym.
PICs – Library rocks to sounds of Christmas

The High Prairie Municipal Library hosted its annual Chlldren’s Christmas Party on Nov. 22, which featured a special visit from Santa Claus. Children and their families enjoyed a variety of games and activities, such as a new activity the Oven…

Chris Clegg South Peace News St. Mark’s Nativity Dec. 6 An event which re-enacts the night Jesus Christ was born occurs again Dec. 6 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. St. Mark’s Live Nativity features volunteers in full costumes from shepherds…
PICs – Pleasantview seniors celebrate the season

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted is annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 29. Residents and visitors did some Christmas shopping from tables of baking and Christmas goodies and a variety of handcrafts. The event is traditionally held on the final…
Alumni hoop games launch Christmas charity drive

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie held its first alumni basketball games Nov. 28. Grad players returned to their alma mater for an entertaining evening that also tipped off the inaugural Chargers Care Christmas…
High Prairie Light-Up events schedule

Following is a schedule of events at 2019 High Prairie Light-Up on Nov. 29, as well as some activities the same day: Chris Clegg South Peace News Little Elves kick off Light-Up The youngest children are the focus of the…
PIC – Hot, hot chili!

Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie hosted a chili supper fundraiser Nov. 6 for the school’s new travel club. In the photo, Peter Willier, of High Prairie, left, and his son Diesel Willier, a Grade 8 student, fill…
Going once, going twice, sold!”

Richard Froese South Peace News Almost $10 million worth of farmland near High Prairie and acreages, plus several more millions in vehicles, farm equipment and grain bins, went under the auction hammer Nov. 14. The farming families of Jim Peyre…
PIC – Never too young . . .

Nicholas Whyte, 2, dressed in Red Serge like his father, High Prairie RCMP Const. Matthew Whyte [not shown] at the Remembrance Day service Nov 11 at High Prairie Legion. Never too young to pay respect.
Sherington receives Quilt of Comfort

Gift presented in recognition of long service, sacrifice for Canadians Richard Froese South Peace News A special gift was presented at the Remembrance Day service in High Prairie to a former local resident for his service in the military. Master…
Remember their sacrifice, audience reminded

Chris Clegg South Peace News Messages of hope and remembrance were the common themes at the Remembrance Day service at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Nov. 11. One by one, High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion president Don Ebbett read the…
PICs – Piles of perogies

Ukrainian food and culture were on the menu for the annual Perogy Fest on Nov. 13 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. A variety of perogyies were served in the fundraiser for the Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie. A large…
Big Lakes presents ‘healthy’ cheques

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County recently presented several cheques totaling just over $22,000 to support health charities. The money was raised at the sixth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 22 at the High…