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Dogs recruited to detect cancer in humans

Richard Froese Spotlight Dogs are being recruited to detect cancer in humans by a woman who recently became a certified trainer. After obtaining a certification to train dogs in bio detection, such as early stage cancer and other diseases, Liz…
Chargers lose to top-ranked Bears in bronze medal game

Richard Froese South Peace News Exciting senior high school basketball was in High Prairie as the E.W. Pratt Chargers hosted the women’s and men’s 2A Northwest Zone finals March 10-11 on their home court. On the men’s side, the Chargers…
County inviting input from public

Residents will have chance to respond to draft plans at a public hearing April 12 Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County’s recently-drafted municipal development plan and land-use bylaws will go to public hearing next month. At its regular…
Zirkas shine at annual Zabava celebration

It was indeed a show to remember! The High Prairie Zirka Dancers wowed the jam-packed audience at the annual Zabava celebration March 11 at the Edmo Peyre Hall at the rodeo grounds. The Zirkas operate under the umbrella of the…

As the move to the new hospital is approaching, thanks need to go out to a number of people. To the local Alberta Health Services staff, thank you for all your hard work in planning the new hospital and for…

Jeff Burgar There was yelling and cheering when Jason Kenney took the helm of the Alberta Conservative party March 18. And there might be parades, streamers and music when Brian Jean of Wildrose and Kenney both say, again, we must…
PIC – Lenten lunch time

Clare McDonald, left, and Don McDonald, enjoy delicious soup and sandwiches at the Lenten Lunch on March 15 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Lenten lunches are served to celebrate the Easter season. Soup and sandwiches will be served each Wednesday…

H.P. court docket March 13, 2017 Judge M.B. Golden A woman from Atikameg will spend almost three more weeks in jail for breaching court orders. Amy Lea Thunder, was handed a global sentence of 30 days after pleading guilty in…
Pratt women win bronze at zones

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers finished third at the Northwest 2A Zone Women’s Basketball Tournament in High Prairie March 10-11. The Chargers won the bronze medal after they tamed the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 52-30 in…
The Page – March 22, 2017

Some folks are really excited about Jason Kenney taking the leadership of Alberta’s Conservative Party. But, it’s really a mixed bag of happiness, hope, excitement and even a bit of trepidation what the future may hold. Will Kenney and Brian…
Special Easter celebrations on horizon

Richard Froese South Peace News Churches in the High Prairie area will again join for special services and events for the resurrection season leading up to Easter Sunday, April 16. St. Mark’s Anglican Church continues its ritual to read the…

Obstetrics ‘will happen’ writes Dr. Worry Re: This is no laughing matter [Clegg’s Corner, High Prairie South Peace News, March 8, 2017] We would like to reassure residents of High Prairie that their new health complex will be a significant…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News It was Town of High Prairie Councillor Michael Long who suggested at council’s Nov. 22, 2016 meeting that the town convert all its streetlights to LED lighting. High Prairie is getting some LED streetlights…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two of four people charged with various related break-ins and thefts in the High Prairie area are ready to go to trial. Joseph Douglas Campbell, 27, of High Prairie, appeared in High Prairie provincial court…
Tournament continues in Comeau’s memory

Chris Clegg Spotlight The late Marge Comeau had a dream 24 years ago that an ice fishing tournament at Joussard could be a huge success. She went to work and for years, until her untimely passing on Feb. 23, 2005,…

Spotlight Staff Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park is one of five provincial parks that will be more accessible for people with physical disabilities to fish. Improvements have been made under a $3 million plan to create accessible experiences in 15…