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Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has set the next step to hire a bylaw enforcement officer. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council gave first two readings to a bylaw to create the position. “The draft bylaw…

Here are excerpts of the document prepared by St. Andrew’s School social justice committee Creating Spaces of Reconciliation in Schools: Recommendations for Education Leaders. I. Allowing students to become forces of reconciliation in the classroom: We, the youth, believe that…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Linda Cox’s report for Jan. 18 to Feb. 7: Jan. 23, Councillor Brian Panasiuk, Big Lakes County Reeve Ken Matthews and I met with…

Jeff Burgar Former High Prairie mayor George Keay liked to describe Grande Prairie as “a giant black hole, sucking in everything in the Peace Country.” That was true 15 years ago, and is still true today. Yes, there are local…

Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to construct a new reservoir and pumping station in Kinuso has been awarded for just over $4.3 million. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, Big Lakes County approved a staff recommendation to grant…

Richard Froese South Peace News Fowl language may be added to Big Lakes County’s animal control bylaw to allow chickens and ducks on residential property on hamlets. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council gave first reading to the bylaw…
St. Andrew’s a leader in reconciliation in Alberta schools

Spotlight Staff A group of high school students at a High Prairie school is being commended for leading the way in reconciliation for Alberta schools. Students in St. Andrew’s School social justice committee have been recognized by Holy Family Catholic…
Glamour and Gear opens downtown

Richard Froese South Peace News A popular High Prairie clothing store has relocated downtown with a new name and more lines of products to meet growing needs. Glamour and Gear opened Feb. 10 at 4909 – 51st Avenue. Owner Tracy…

Richard Froese South Peace News The third and final suspect charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Atikameg man last month has made his first appearance in court. Patrick Wayne Letendre, 24 of Atikameg, appeared in High Prairie…

Richard Froese South Peace News More dogs could be allowed in Big Lakes County if council removes the limit per property. At its meeting Feb. 8, council gave first reading to the animal control bylaw to delete the current limit…
Watershed Council shares resources

By LSWC Staff Thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment Grant the Lesser Slave Watershed Council has been able to provide five schools within our watershed with interactive magnetic boards that highlight different activities happening in our region; including…
Have fun, fun, fun at Family Day

Enilda Location: Enilda W.I. Hall. Date: Sunday, Feb. 19. Time: 9-11:30 a.m. Events: Free pancake breakfast. Enilda Location: Enilda Mud Bowl. Date: Sunday, Feb. 19. Time: Starting at 10 a.m. Events: Enilda Mud Bowl opens the alley starting at 10…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has received funding as part of its ambitious plan to boost its economic base in 2017 to build the future. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, council approved a staff recommendation to…

Gunshot kills Driftpile teenager Richard Froese South Peace News A 24-year-old man will spend another 17 months in jail in connection with a death of a Driftpile teen just over three years ago. Blake Francis Giroux, 24, was sentenced to…
Hillview School’s future in doubt

South Peace News received word Feb. 10 that Northland School Division is considering the future of East Prairie Hillview School. An enrolment of around 20 puts into question whether or not to keep the school open. Northland goes through an…