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Commentary by Katrina Owens This time of year has always been an exciting one for me, firstly because my birthday is soon approaching (my mom makes the best cheesecake) and secondly because school will be back in session within a…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie town council will send a letter to the College of Surgeons to demand more physicians to the community. At its regular meeting Aug. 23, Town of High Prairie council decided to send a…
Duperon and Laboucan win seniors open

Richard Froese South Peace News Dave Duperon captured the men’s championship at the Senior Open at High Prairei and District Golf Course on Aug. 19. He won the title with a score of 77. Hazel Laboucan won the women’s championship…

Here’s a rundown of complete results of High Prairie Dolphins at the Peace regional swimming finals meet Aug. 12-14 in Grande Prairie in alphabetical order. Danielle Beaver (girls’ 13-14) – 1 in 100 fly, 4 in 50 fly, 6 in…

Spotlight Staff Schools across the country are getting ready to once again open their doors. The newest crop of kindergarteners will be among them roaming classrooms, and parents can take steps to make the transition go smoothly. Kindergarten typically marks…

Richard Froese South Peace News Penalties for paying taxes late in the county will double after several months. At its regular meeting Aug. 24, Big Lakes County council gave final reading to penalty bylaw 11-2016, recommended by administration. While the…
Hunt aces hole in one in HP Open

Richard Froese South Peace News Local golfer Lee Hunt hit a hole in one during the 47th annual High Prairie Open at High Prairie and District Golf Club on Aug. 20-21. “I didn’t expect it to go in,” says Hunt,…
Town supports fight for Falun Gong

Richard Froese South Peace News Town council representatives showed its support against the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Several practitioners from Edmonton were welcomed by Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox and Councillor Brian Gilroy as part…

by Jeff Burgar High Prairie Town Council voted last week not to send a councillor or two off to an Economic Development confab coming up in Manning. It sounds like a good thing – business attraction and retention and more.…
Cunningham and Gauchier junior golf winners

Richard Froese South Peace News A new champion was crowned in the junior golf tournament at High Prairie and District Golf Course. Bryce Cunningham of Peavine won the boys’ division, with a score of 75 in the Frank Carson Memorial…

Richard Froese South Peace News Two up-and-coming standout swimmers with the High Prairie Dolphins captured medals at the Alberta Summer Swimming Championships, Aug. 19-21 in Edmonton. Kirsten Bruder won a silver medal for second in the girls’ 9-10 25-metre breaststroke.…