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Walk the Trans Canada Trail Aug. 17

Richard Froese South Peace News A hike along a national trail in the High Prairie area is set for Aug. 17 at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park. Grouard – Peace River Trail Net Society will lead the hike on the Trans…
PICs – Lots of fun for all at annual Penny Carnival

Children were busy and excited at the 26th annual Penny Carnival at High Prairie Municipal Library on Aug. 8. About 245 people enjoyed a variety of games and activities at 15 stations despite the rainy cool weather. Organizers appreciated 49…
Poor weather slows airport upgrades

Richard Froese South Peace News Wet rainy weather has delayed work at High Prairie Airport to extend the runway and widen an access road. “It’s been a slow project,” says Delon Young, project manager for contractor WSP Global Inc. “The…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie RCMP invites residents of the Town of High Prairie to share concerns and ideas at a community consultation meeting Sept. 12. “S/Sgt Warren Wright and his team will be on hand to answer…

SPN Staff A recent collaborative effort between the High Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section and the High Prairie RCMP has resulted in several offenders being arrested on outstanding charges. On August 2 and August 3, 2019, RCMP acted on gathered…
PICs – Toe-tappin’ time at Pleasantview Lodge

Senior residents and visitors at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie were clappin’ and tappin’ their toes at the annual barbecue and music jamboree on Aug. 9 with many musicians from northwestern Alberta. About seven acts entertained with a variety of…
Crop cocktails popular on local plot tour

Richard Froese South Peace News Cocktail cover crops were the order of the day at a plot tour in High Prairie on Aug. 6 hosted by the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association (PCBFA). About 30 people were updated at…
Cook crowned Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard Froese South Peace News Shelby Cook is the 2019 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen. She was crowned the winner July 30 and succeeds 2018 rodeo queen Sarah Neill. “I was very excited and surprised when I heard my…

Richard Froese South Peace News A man from Atikameg will serve time in a federal prison for two years for impaired driving in a crash where a woman died. Jamie Lane Grey, 45, was sentenced to two years plus one…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Children attending this year’s Penny Carnival have already hit the jackpot, thanks to a special donation from High Prairie & Area AUPE and Alice’s Catering. “[They] are covering the cost of the entry tickets to…
PICs – Mascots

No less than eight mascots attended the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade July 30, much to the delight of children, who love them so much! Whether they were pitching wares for their business, or reminding children to play safe,…
Bloom honoured for service to community

Richard Froese South Peace News Town of High Prairie senior peace officer Alan Bloom has been honoured by the Province of Alberta for his years of service to the community. Bloom received an Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years…

Richard Froese South Peace News A young local teenager was fined for illegally entering the property of the old High Prairie Health Complex. A 13 year-old female, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was fined $50…