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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will support its municipal colleagues in Fort McMurray after it was hit by a massive wildfire May 3. At its regular meeting May 11, council approved a recommendation that the county provide…
Peavey Mart East Gate’s main tenant

Chris Clegg South Peace News Peavey Mart announced May 10 it plans to open a 16,000 square-foot store and adjacent greenhouse in High Prairie in the fall. “Amidst the gloom of the Alberta economy, a big bright spot is shining…

Richard Froese South Peace News Annual tax notices were sent in the mail last week for Big Lakes County property owners after council finalized the bylaw. At its regular meeting May 11, council adopted the 2016 tax bylaw. The municipal…
Hike for Hospice raises over $8,600

Richard Froese South Peace News More than $8,600 was raised at the annual Hike for Hospice, held by the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society on May 1. “We raised $8,663, which is more than last year,” says Debra…

Spotlight Staff Through the tremendous acts of generosity and kindness of the communities in which they operate, Freson Bros. is extremely proud to announce they, along with their great customers and supportive team members, have raised $58,449.27 for the Red…
Williams eager to lead Baptist church

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church has welcomed Keith Williams as its new pastor. Starting his role May 1, he comes with a passion to serve the small congregation. “When I was in Bible college in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Home water meters in Big Lakes County will soon be read with new technology. At its regular meeting May 11, council approved a recommendation to install radio read water meters at a budgeted cost of…
Northland Supt. calls it a career

Chris Clegg Spotlight She has helped guild Northland School Division through some difficult times. Now it’s time to call it a career. After six years of service, Northland School Division’s Supt. of Schools Donna Barrett announced April 23, she plans…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A week full of activities is planned to celebrate the contributions of the region’s seniors for everything we enjoy today. The week, designated each year to honour the senior citizens, begins June 5 concludes June…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Zumbathon will be held at the Triangle Hall May 10 with proceeds forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross to support the fire victims in Fort McMurray. The 90-minute ZUMBA class will be held under…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two 20-year-old men charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a male in High Prairie last summer are set to next appear in three weeks to set trial dates. Dakota C. Anderson, of…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has set its annual general meeting for June 1 to continue its focus to engage more partners. The date was confirmed during its monthly meeting May 4. “The…

Richard Froese South Peace News With low waters in Lesser Slave Lake, some people are again calling to raise the weir at Slave Lake. “When I chaired the watershed committee around 1999, we tried to get the provincial government to…