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Fire ignites in old High Prairie hospital.

September 18, 2019 Fire broke out in the old High Prairie Health Complex in the early afternoon of Sept. 18, 2019. Crews from High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call around 1:50 p.m. Fire was contained to a…
‘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…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Planning for the annual High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce Gala highlights the agenda of the meeting Sept. 19 at noon. President Barry Sharkawi says plans for the annual event will be discussed at…
Upgrades at HP Airport in final stages

Richard Froese South Peace News A project to extend the runway at High Prairie Airport and widen the main access road is heading into the final stages. “I expect work to be complete in the current construction season,” says Delon…
PIC – ‘Victory’ for church

High Prairie Victory Life Church burned its mortgage on its property on 52 Avenue during a special service Sept. 8. Pastor Luc Portelance did the honours, burning the papers for the mortgage. About 100 people attended the celebration. The congregation…
The Page – September 18, 2019

Last week, on Sept. 11 to be exact, was the 18th anniversary at what is now known as 9/11. This is, of course, the attacks on the New York World Trade Center twin towers and the nearby Pentagon by terrorists.…
Suicide prevention resources published

Peavine Metis Settlement consulted in the project SPN Staff Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations and Métis youth will help start conversations about suicide prevention. More than 100 Indigenous youth from across Alberta shared their stories in the…
Falconry an ancient (but inefficient) form of hunting

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader In answer to the question “would hunting with a falconry bird increase my chance for success?” Alberta Falconry Association (AFA) frequently asked questions (FAQ) says,“ No! Next to throwing stones, falconry is probably the least efficient…

Courtesy Alberta Environment & Parks For the 2019 hunting season Alberta Environment and Parks has implemented regulation requiring mandatory harvest and effort reporting on all special hunting licenses purchased. It will soon be easier to complete Harvest and Effort reporting!…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader There’s either been an explosion in the black bear population in northern Alberta, or the bears are just getting bolder about coming into towns looking for food. Or both. Either way, there are lots of them…
Year of learning begins at Joussard School

Nya Willier Joussard Reporter Hello, my name is Nya Willier and I will be bringing you our first school report of the new school year. Everyone is excited to be back to school, especially to see friends. When I asked…
HPE Peer Group lives again!

HPE Staff This week, Thursday, Sept. 19, is our open house. Come in and meet your child’s teacher. The teachers will be in their rooms from 5-7 p.m. Visit where your child spends seven hours of their day. See some…
PICs – Ready for another season!

Crews at the High Prairie Sports Palace installed ice last week for the opening of the season Sept. 16. The ice is traditionally decorated with the Regals logo and script. Below, numbers are added to the logo. The “7” at…

H.P. court docket Sept. 9, 2019 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man was sentenced in court for disobeying court orders. Chad Richard Radis, 31, of Slave Lake, was sentenced to 14 days in jail for breaching conditions when he appeared…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new partnership is taking shape between Big Lakes County in High Prairie and the M.D. of Smoky River based in Falher. At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council gave first reading to a…

Estimated cost of Calgary event pegged at $10,000 and includes training Richard Froese South Peace News Energy companies operating in Big Lakes County will get a special honour. At its regular meeting Sept. 11, county council finalized a date to…