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PIC – Rough road!

Range Road 163 southeast of High Prairie is in bad need of repair. Drivers should use caution to avoid the huge ruts in the middle of the road. Some roads are soft due to spring flooding.

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council is not ready to take a cut in pay, even during tough economic times in the COVID-19 pandemic. At the regular council meeting May 13, a motion by North Gilwood – Triangle…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Alberta’s NDP Opposition is proposing multiple grants to help small businesses reopen in accordance with public health orders. And, they are also calling on the Jason Kenney government to fix the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance…
Staff sends special message to Grade 12 students

Schools still hoping to have ceremonies Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More that 70 graduating students of E.W. Pratt School were centre stage in front the High Prairie high school on the Mother’s Day weekend. A special display of photos of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News “Not enough!” It was the reaction from the president of the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce after the Town of High Prairie announced a one-month tax relief program at its May 5 special meeting.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County’s decreasing revenue has spilled over to impact the Town of High Prairie and Town of Swan Hills. County CAO Jordan Panasiuk wrote High Prairie town council May 4 advising them their capital funding…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Let the search begin! The Town of High Prairie has formed an ad hoc committee to oversee the selection of a new CAO. Current CAO Brian Martinson is set to retire Aug. 31. Council has advertised…

Jeff Burgar “The whole system was designed to produce quality products at the most reasonable cost possible. So you don’t go and add a lot of extra cost to go handle a once-in-a-100 year situation.” So says Steve Meyer, an…

Pearl Lorentzen On May 13, the Alberta government announced a royalty rate for helium because of “soaring helium interest.” In the not so distant past, oil was in demand. Years earlier, coal was the hot ticket item. Now, it might…

Aaron Wudrick,Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation,Courtesy of Troy Media. As we struggle to contain COVID-19, virtually everyone is paying the price while the economy faces an unprecedented storm. Many members of Parliament are sharing in that sacrifice by donating their…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Construction on the new $24 million High Prairie Northern Lakes College Campus continues to progress on schedule and on budget. A news release issued by NLC May 14 says the installation of insulation, drywall, and taping…

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene The weather is warmer. The days are longer. The COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift. The trails are calling. The farmers are beginning to seed their fields and our Canadian hockey teams…
The Page – May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic!Talk about coincidence!Maybe it should be blamed on Toronto!Last year, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship for the first time in history.Flash forward one year, and COVID-19 is crippling the world, the remainder of the NBA season…
COVID-19 UPDATE – May 19, 2020

As of May 19 Alberta Health has confirmed 33 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours after 2428 new tests were given. There is no new cases in the North Zone in the last 24 hours. 92% of…

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Big Lakes launches ALUS

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has launched a new program to improve the environment and farmland. The County was awarded $148,700 from the Alberta government’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program, says a county news release May 11. Funding…