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Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie RCMP have arrested one of two people wanted for the attempted murder of a Whitefish man. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, media relations officer, Western Alberta District RCMP, reports on March 16 members of the…

SPN Staff The Province of Alberta declared a state of emergency March 17 as the coronavirus [COVID-19] world pandemic spreads. Further restrictions and protective measures were announced by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. “This pandemic will…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has reduced services to a minimum and cancelled or postponed events during the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “We would like to assure residents that the interest of community health and safety is…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Town of High Prairie has posted the following information on its website. Due to Covid-19 the following Town facilities are closed: Sports Palace and Arena. High Prairie & District Aquatic Centre. Town of High…

Jeff Burgar It’s cool again to be a farmer. Or a plumber. Or somebody who bolts or nails things together. Let’s backtrack. For a long time, too long in fact, the thinking was school students would grow up to work…

Richard Froese The worldwide coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic has hit home – all too quickly in the past two weeks. Alberta Health Services reported the first case in the North Zone was a Grouard man. Many people are growing concerned, especially…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Anglican Church is reluctantly suspending all regular services for the foreseeable future, Bishop David Greenwood of the Diocese of Athabasca, announced March 18. “I think that many felt this might be coming, for the…

Pastor Terry Goerz, Redeemer Lutheran Church Jesus healed a man who was born blind. The “church” officials of the day refused to believe that Jesus could have done this, since in their eyes Jesus was a sinner. He was healing…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The number of COVID-19 cases in the High Prairie area remains at five. Statistics from Alberta Health Services released March 24 again reported the number of cases at five, which has been so for several…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Because there is no benefit to citizens, High Prairie town council decided last night [March 24] to not declare a state of emergency due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Mayor Brian Panasiuk brought forth the matter…

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SPN Staff Alberta Health Services updated the COVID-19 situation on March 23 at 5 p.m. “All Albertans need to work together to overcome COVID-19,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of staff. “The most important measures that Albertans…

SPN Staff Alberta Health Services has changed priorities for testing people for coronavirus (COVID-19). Travellers who returned to Alberta after March 12 and have mild symptoms will no longer be tested for COVID-19, says an AHS news release March 23…