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Dan Cooper, President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thanksgiving has just passed. In our family we have a tradition. No one eats the turkey until everyone shares something they are grateful for. Some years are easy. Gratitude…
The Page – October 16, 2019

It takes mucho of guts to run as a Liberal in most of Alberta. That southern Alberta town known as “Redmonton” is noted for being a bastion of left-leaning sympathizers. So much so it proved to be a fortress for…
PICs – Locks & more shed for good cause

Prairie River had their annual Terry Fox Run and fundraiser Sept. 26 and raised $1,533.35 which was over $1,100 more than last year’s effort. PRJH’s teachers and principal stepped up and helped encourage students to raise money. The school thanks…

Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College plans to add opportunities to teach about new energy-saving options and upgrade some campuses. The college is now seeking support from municipalities for a grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure…
“If you want us to pay, we should have a say”

Rural municipalities raising alarm over policing costs Susan Thompson South Peace News The new UCP government is considering new legislation to make rural municipalities start paying for policing. The change will affect Northern Sunrise County, the M.D. of Smoky River,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Shared services for the M.D. of Smoky River and Big Lakes County are part of an Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework. Big Lakes council adopted the ICF bylaw at its regular meeting Oct. 9. The Alberta Municipal…
HPE takes its learning outside the classroom

Alison Seigfries Keya Willier HPE Reporters This is Alison and Keya with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. The Grade 5 students participated in a Farm Safety Day put on by…
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…
Obituary – Wendell Earl Ebbett

Wendell Earl Ebbett, of Sunset House, passed away Oct. 1, 2019, at the age of 71 years. Wendell was known as the ultimate volunteer. He was very active with the High Prairie Air Cadets, High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion, High…
Regals live to play another day

Chris Clegg South Peace News After many meetings last week, including one where the entire High Prairie Regals executive resigned, the club announced Oct. 12 they will enter the NPHL for the 2019-20 season. The club met the previous night…
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…