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Joussard School staff demonstrate their cha cha slide skills during the pillowcase dance. It was a hilarious ending to the school’s talent show April 25.

Chris Clegg South Peace News Taking money from savings so municipal taxes will not increase in High Prairie this year, is the final option council is considering before passing its tax levy bylaw. Council met April 25 and decided to…
Youth reminded of the Golden Rule at conference

Richard Froese Spotlight Local youth were warned about the dangers of social media, bullying, gangs, drugs and suicide during the Red Feather Conference at Sucker Creek First Nation on April 19-20. Lakeshore Regional Police Service hosted the event with several…

If your objectives are to protect public health and safety, keep marijuana out of the hands of minors, and cut illegal profits flowing to organized crime, then the law as it stands today has been a failure. Law enforcement agencies…
Fire Chief’s Report – April 26, 2017

Ken Melnyk, Fire Chief, Town of High Prairie May is Grilling Month There is nothing like outdoor grilling on a propane or charcoal barbecue. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook in the summer. However, a grill placed…
PIC – All these treats. . .and a lot more!

Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie hosted its annual Easter tea and bazaar on April 13. Residents, families and friends gathered for an afternoon of food and fellowship and to celebrate spring and Easter season. Left-right, are lodge residents Gay Jones,…

Richard Froese South Peace News A new municipal development plan and updated land-use bylaw for Big Lakes County is moving forward. At its regular meeting April 12, council gave second reading for the bylaws after hearing two submissions at a…
The Page – April 26, 2017

As of the time of the writing of this column, we don’t have an instant count of attendance at the High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show. But, it looked just as busy, or even busier, than usual. Lots of people…
PICs – Repertoire dazzles during annual recital

The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society staged two recitals April 14-15 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre performing arts centre to wrap up the dance season. Dancers ranged from preschoolers to those in their upper teens. Many of the dances…
Call her Master Isaac

Melissa Isaac reaches the pinnacle in the martial art of taekwondo Richard Froese South Peace News Melissa Isaac of High Prairie has come a long way to become the first female First Nations taekwondo master to be recognized in Canada.…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre Although it’s not the “Thanksgiving Season,” I’ve been thinking about how gratitude enriches our lives. After all, it’s not just a special day, it’s a way of life. My mother was famous for…

Spotlight Staff The Alberta government is providing $100,000 for dialogue and collaboration on critical issues facing Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Representatives of 623 First Nations, Metis and Inuit groups have been invited to participate in the National Gathering of Elders, which…

Joe McWilliams I know for a fact people still read books. I met one of them a few weeks ago. He had no friends and the neighbours were throwing rocks at him. The neighbourhood dogs were howling for a piece…
HPE – Grade 3s assume Easter Bunny’s role

Liam Bilyk Joseph Gill HPE Reporters This is Liam and Joseph here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. The kindergarten students would like to thank Fish and Wildlife officer Cole Smith for visiting our…
Joussard School – Grade 6s learn local governance

Passion Gambler Joussard Reporter Hello, and welcome to my report from Joussard School. This has been a very busy week. I have wandered around, talking to people from each class to find out what has been happening. In kindergarten, our…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has welcomed a new agricultural fieldman to fill one of many job opportunities in the municipality. At its regular meeting April 12, council heard that Sheila Kaus was appointed to the leadership…