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PRJH 2018 Science Fair Results

Amara Drefs and Brayley Emter – 3R – Value – top project overall and top project in physical sciences Spencer Peacock – Growing Oats Using Organic and Artificial Fertilizers – second overall and top project in health and life sciences.…

People can sometimes have very large blind spots. I have had a couple of conversations lately that left me wondering. One fellow wanted to know why all those women waited until now to come forward with the sexual abuse allegations.…
Editorial – Room to grow

Whether by chance or design, Big Lakes County and its forerunner, the Improvement District #17, is an owner of nice lakeshore property along Lesser Slave Lake. A simple housing lot on this lake can run anywhere from $200,000 and upwards,…
Kenney pledges to scrap carbon tax

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News When we’re in government Northern Alberta will be the heart of Alberta, said United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney to the party faithful in Slave Lake on Feb. 17. Northern Albertans are the toughest…
PICs – Fun everywhere at Family Day

Family Day on Feb. 19 in High Prairie featured several activities for all ages, from young families to seniors. Events kicked off with a pancake breakfast at the High Prairie Legion Hall, co-sponsored by Big Lakes FCSS, High Prairie Fire…

Richard Froese Spotlight Applications will soon be accepted for businesses to sell cannabis as retail vendors when marijuana becomes legal later in 2018. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) will carry out licensing, oversight and compliance functions for private…

Richard Froese South Peace News Draft area structure plans for Faust, Grouard and Joussard are ready to return for public review in April. At its regular meeting Feb. 28, Big Lakes County council was updated on public comments at open…

Canada’s Conservatives have always and will always support our men and women in uniform. Like all Canadians, we will forever be grateful for their service to our nation. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows them nothing but disrespect. He thinks…

Needs assessment for proposed multiplex planned Richard Froese South Peace News Residents promoting a vision to build a multiplex in High Prairie have set the next steps to gauge community and municipal support. “We plan to put a proposal to…
Student charged with threats at PRJH

Richard Froese South Peace News A student at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie was charged after an incident that locked down the school for about 30 minutes on Feb. 21. A 13-year-old male was charged with one…
PICs – Snapshots from South Korea

Canada’s Pyeongchang Olympic team had a High Prairie component to it this year. Quin Sekulich is the speed and strength coach for Bobsleigh Canada, and the track and field coach for the Canadian summer Olympic team. Sekulich trains some of…
Prairie River students shine in science fair

Richard Froese Spotlight Just over 60 intriguing experiments by Grade 8 and 9 students in Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie were on display at the school’s annual science fair Feb. 15. “Judges were overall very impressed with…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has announced on its Facebook page that the proposed Tim Hortons store for High Prairie has cleared another obstacle. “High Prairie Town Council, County of Big Lakes Council, Peavine Métis Settlement…
Joussard School – Students learn to trap

Syara Brassard Joussard Reporter Hello! My name is Syara Brassard and I am the new reporter for this month. In talking to the little folks in our kindergarten class I found out they are doing all kinds of things to…