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Chris Clegg South Peace News Ethan Smith’s 20 points led the St. Andrew’s Saints boy’s basketball team to a 37-33 win over the visiting Atikameg Warriors Feb. 14 to ensure the team finishes the regular season without a losing record.…
Raiders keep first place hopes alive

Chris Clegg South Peace News For the Prairie River Raiders, there is still hope of placing first in the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League’s Boy’s Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers will have to win their…
Undefeated Saints roll past Warriors

Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team continues to do what they’ve done all season, whether it’s tournament, league or exhibition games. Win! The Saints defeated the Atikameg Warriors 58-17 in exhibition play on their…

Richard Froese Spotlight A newly-formed division-wide student council for High Prairie School Division was discussed by trustees at its regular board meeting Jan. 17. The board reviewed the initial student council meeting Dec. 18, says a news release dated Jan.…

H.P. court docket Feb. 12, 2018 Judge J.R. McIntosh Melvin Joseph Anderson, 56, was fined $2,875 for driving a vehicle without insurance and $200, plus a victim fine surcharge of $30, for failing to appear in court when he pleaded…
Raiders tame Vipers in defensive battle

Chris Clegg South Peace News Rachelle Lemay and Naomi Strebchuk each scored eight points to lead the Prairie River Raiders to a hard-fought 24-20 win over the visiting Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers on Valentine’s Day in High Prairie. The win…
Taekwondo students kick it up a notch

Richard Froese South Peace News Several students of the High Prairie Tiger Taekwondo Club were promoted to higher belts after testing on Feb. 4. Grand Master James Sun Huan Chung of Edmonton assessed the testing of eight local students. They…

Amy Norland, For High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church God gave me to understand that it was something I carried with me everywhere I went. It was the sum total of all the people who ever interacted with me.…
Beat the winter blues, book summer camping

Spotlight Staff While there’s still snow on the ground, Albertans can set their sights on warmer weather and book their summer campsites through Alberta Parks’ popular online reservation site. Individual campsite reservations start Feb. 20 for the Victoria Day weekend…

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 meeting Feb. 28. “We have too many…
Regals face uphill battle

Chris Clegg South Peace News There are several reasons why the High Prairie Regals find themselves two games down in their NPHL Semi-Final series against the Falher Pirates. Probably the first is the horrific penalty killing, as the Pirates have…

Richard Froese South Peace News Grants of more than $5.5 million have been awarded to Big Lakes County to cover some of the cost of a Joussard water project that have increased to almost $9.8 million. At its regular meeting…
Northland engages parents in plotting education’s future

SPN Staff Northland School Division kicked off a series of community engagement sessions at Grouard Northland School to discuss education programming and student success. The sessions are part of NSD’s Regional Education Program Review for Grouard Northland School, Gift Lake…

Richard Froese Spotlight Parents of students in local public and Catholic schools are urged to complete an annual survey to build their child’s education. “Survey results are reported publicly as part of our three-year education plan and annual education results…