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Jeff Burgar Most people heading for a fill of gasoline head to their usual pump station. We are all resigned to the inevitable fact we are going to be hosed without mercy. Pump prices in Edmonton last week were 90.9…

High Prairie RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old female. Diane Okemow was last seen in High Prairie on May 15 at about 1:30 p.m. Okemow is described as aboriginal, five feet five inches tall,…
Heritage student sets 2 records

Chris Clegg Spotlight A Falher Ecole Heritage student smashed two records at the High Prairie School Division Track and Field Meet May 16 in High Prairie. Tenille Guerette set new marks in the Junior Girl’s Division in discus and shot…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie CH and Renewal Association May 2-4, board members from Heart River Housing attended Congress 2017, a convention organized by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association. This organization is the national voice for affordable…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News Several years ago, Gilwood South – Sunset House Councillor Randy Ehman had a thought. “Why should it cost the residents of Kinuso money to phone their municipal government?” he asked, or something similar. It…
PIC – Oh, deer!

The tulips planted Oct. 12, 2016 by the High Prairie Community Beautification Association are being closely inspected by unwanted critters. Deer have been munching on the new shoots this spring and damaging the tulips.

Richard Froese South Peace News A man involved in a high-speed chase and an armed stand-off with police in the Kinuso area in early March has reserved his plea again. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, appeared in High Prairie provincial court…
Time to relax and enjoy North Country Fair

Spotlight Staff For 39 years Lesser Slave Lake North Country Community Association has invited music and nature lovers to celebrate the longest day of the year at its annual North Country Fair. This family friendly summer solstice celebration is held…
Dolphins gear up for season

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Dolphins Swim Club has hit the pool to start another competitive season. “We have 55 swimmers registered for the upcoming season,” says president Wade Deer- ing, who was re-elected at the annual…
Ferguson poem wins award

The Meaning of Remembrance Day They gave up their lives to save the rest, Although they died, they did their best. Remembrance Day is the one day a year Where we remember the soldiers and hold back our tears. But…

To Alberta Premier Rachel Notley: I have been a reader of the South Peace News all my life, being born and raised in the Peace Country. Are you aware what your Health Minister Sarah Hoffman’s actions are having on High…

Jeff Burgar It’s no secret the Alberta economy was in the tank the past two years. Store and restaurant sales dropped. Travel dropped. In fact, just about everything dropped, except perhaps collection agencies and auctioneers. As usually is the case,…

Nicole Beaver For South Peace News On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Grade 12 students of St. Andrew’s School are graduating. The church ceremony will be held at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church at 2 p.m., and the ceremony will be…
PICs – College opens its doors to community

Northern Lakes College hosted its Open House Road Show at its main campus in High Prairie and in Driftpile on May 18. A free barbecue was served to visitors, who were also given tours of the facilities and information about…
Archbishop tours area

Richard Froese South Peace News The leader of the Grouard-McLennan Catholic Diocese toured the High Prairie and Slave Lake area during the last two weeks of May to connect with local churches and members. Archbishop Gerard Pettipas visited several parishes,…
Over $6,100 raised for a good cause

Numbers were down this year but the 12 participants in the High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s Hospice Walk May 7 still managed to raise over $6,100. Money was still being collected at press time so the amount…