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Grade 6s vote during their study of gov’t

Kendra Cunningham Joussard Reporter Hello folks, this is Kendra Cunningham bringing you the news from Joussard School once again. Our kindergarten students informed me that they are learning about apples and the letter ‘A’. The kids got to try out…
Baird named acting VP at St. Andrew’s

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie welcomes Joanne Baird as acting vice-principal, starting Oct. 15. She fills the role after long-time vice-principal Karen Nielsen retired. Holy Family Catholic Separate School Division announced the appointment in…

HPSD preparing policy for board approval Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division plans to clear the air about people who vape and smoke on school grounds and school time. At its meeting Sept. 18, trustees reviewed 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…
Star-Crossed Quilters show & sale Oct. 19-20

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie St. Andrew’s School gymnasium will showcase the region’s best quilters Oct. 19-20 at the High Prairie Quilt Guild’s 24th annual show and sale. This year’s theme, Star-Crossed Quilters, is encouraged in the…
Flyers take leave of absence

Chris Clegg South Peace News The NPHL is down to six teams after Monday night on Oct. 8, after the Fort St. John Flyers announced they would not be part of the league for the 2019-20 season. NPHL President Jack…
PIC – This was no accident!

Disputes on Facebook regarding whether or not damage to the bench at The Q Skate Plaza in mid-September is no longer in doubt. Town of High Prairie senior peace officer Alan Bloom reported at council’s Oct. 8 meeting the incident…

Richard Froese South Peace News Shelves at the High Prairie and District Food Bank will be replenished at a special food drive and fundraiser during volleyball alumni games Oct. 17 at E.W. Pratt High School. Pratt is hosting Digs for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Several health charities will get a boost in funding from Big Lakes County. At its meeting Oct. 9, council designated funding from the sixth annual Big Lakes County Charity Golf Tournament. Council will donate $8,085.40…
PICs – St. Andrew’s students run to fight cancer

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie took part in the annual Terry Fox School Run on Oct. 4. Students and teachers walked or ran along nearby streets to raise funds to fight cancer. The annual Terry Fox National School…
Efforts to save Winagami wading pool continue

Richard Froese South Peace News The popular wading pool at Winagami Lake Provincial Park could be resuscitated. After it was closed by Alberta Environment and Parks in spring 2019, local municipalities lobbied the government to revive the pool. Village of…

H.P. court docket Oct. 7, 2019 Judge D.R. Shynkar A young High Prairie man spent a few more days hehind bars after breaching his court orders. Christian Rick Deltess, 20, was handed a global sentence of 28 days after pleading…
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…

Today in High Prairie! See what’s happening today in town, local birthdays, celebrity birthdays, local history, world history and your daily horoscope. Please send your birthdays and community events to southpeacenews@hotmail.com and statsmanchris@hotmail.com What’s Happening Today – October 16, 2019…

Today in High Prairie! See what’s happening today in town, local birthdays, celebrity birthdays, local history, world history and your daily horoscope. Please send your birthdays and community events to southpeacenews@hotmail.com and statsmanchris@hotmail.com What’s Happening Today – October 15, 2019…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Two long-time employees at the Town of High Prairie were dismissed from their duties Oct. 10. Town of High Prairie CAO Brian Martinson confirmed in an e-mail Oct. 11 that treasurer Terri Wiebe and recreation…