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Grader collides with freight train east of town

Train hits grader's blade CN is investigating after a train hit the blade of a grader that was stopped near some tracks. Posted by CTV Morning Live Edmonton on Monday, March 5, 2018 Richard Froese South Peace News A grader…
PIC – Worth attending

A Grouard family won door prizes at the Northland School Division community engagement meeting at the school on Feb. 7. The meeting was part of Northland’s Regional Education Program Review for Grouard Northland School. Other meetings were held at Gift…
Kit snags top prize at rally

Richard Froese South Peace News Ideal but chilly winter weather attracted a large number of entries at the High Prairie Elks Snowmobile Rally on Feb. 18 during Family Day weekend. “We had about 160 snowmobiles and 170 people, it was…

Richard Froese South Peace News Changes have been proposed for hamlet recreation and culture funding in Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled a proposed policy to its next regular meeting Feb. 28. “We have too…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre What is your reason for living? Or, what is your primary purpose in life? Everything in creation has a primary purpose or a reason for existing. For anyone or anything to be successful,…
Be cautious to watch for winter burns

Richard Froese Spotlight Just weeks before wildfire season starts, forestry official advise people to go back and check their winter burns. “Wildfires can smoulder under the snow all winter long and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions…
PIC – Lenten lunch time

Delicious soup and sandwiches were on the menu at the Lenten Lunch on Feb. 21 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in High Prairie to celebrate the Easter season. Lenten lunches of soup and sandwiches will be served Wednesdays until March…

Richard Froese South Peace News A policy for Big Lakes County to expand rural potable water services to residential and business properties has been presented to council. At its regular meeting Feb. 14, council tabled the draft policy to its…
Regals live to fight another day

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Falher Pirates are hearing footsteps and they are getting awfully loud. Back-to-back wins by the High Prairie Regals [9-4 at home on Feb. 22 and 10-8 at Falher Feb. 24] have narrowed their best-of-seven…
New time, same old problem

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Business Support Network hosted its first morning session Feb. 22 but didn’t get more people organizers expected. Just four participants attended the meeting besides the co-ordinator and the guest speaker. “I had…
PIC – Bull elk sighted near Jean Cote

This bull elk was spotted near Jean Cote, in the ditch along highway. It seems to be having a tough winter like the rest of us, waiting for spring to come. Faye Turcotte photo.  

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next regular meeting March 7 at 11 a.m. “We will have nominations and election for a secretary-treasurer,” president Jennifer Zatko says. The election will fill…
The Page – February 28, 2018

We have an aerial shot online of the Sylvan Lake Wild Rapids site at the town of Sylvan Lake if you want to see what the Town of Sylvan Lake bought for a reported “under $ 5million.” The photo goes…
PICs – Chili warms up Family Day

Grouard Family Day events were held Feb. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the Grouard Fire Hall. Hosted by Big Lakes FCSS with help from the Grouard Fire Department, people attending enjoyed chili with a bun, cupcakes and beverages. Children enjoyed…

Gord Fortin United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney made his way to Slave Lake during the Family Day long weekend to speak with constituents. There is no doubt that those unsatisfied, putting it quite mildly, with the current provincial government…