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Katrina Owens I had an epiphany the other day that I am a downright proud nasty woman. You heard it here first! And I stand with my other nasty gals all over the world, especially those down in the States.…
The Page – February 1, 2017

This Thursday is Groundhog Day – that particularly important day on which a furry rodent attempts to outdo all of Canada’s, and North America’s, professional weather forecasters. You know those guys and gals. They are armed with satellites, computers, charts,…

Re: Jeff Hastie’s letter to editor, Jan. 18 South Peace News. Jeff Hastie, I did not call Trump a facist. I called him a carpet bagger. I believe a carpet bagger is more along the lines of a crook, and…

Jeff Burgar Should a tree have a vote? Should an elk or a wolf? How about a pipeline or a farm crop? That might sound ridiculous. It isn’t. Put another way, who really speaks for the natural environment? Who really…
Travel just got a little easier

Richard Froese South Peace News Seniors and others requiring a ride to medical appointments in High Prairie and Grande Prairie can get on board a small bus starting in two weeks. Big Lakes County Transportation Program will officially roll out…

Richard Froese South Peace News After several months of delay, a local young man will be sentenced in court next week in connection with a fatal death that occurred just over three years ago. Blake Francis Giroux, 24, will be…
PIC – New owners

Burger Baron in High Prairie re-opened Jan. 13 with new owners Reza Akbari, left, and his wife Seemen Ali. Donairs have been added to the menu. Burger Baron closed last fall under previous owners.

Spotlight Staff Alberta employers looking to hire students for the summer can now apply for the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Recent improvements to the application process makes it easier than ever to apply for STEP, says a news release…
PICs – A stitch in time makes lots of quilts

High Prairie Quilt Guild held its Quilt-Till-U-Wilt event on Jan. 21. About 12 women were busy making about 20 quilts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., says president Marla Willier. “We make comfort quilt tops for community members who are…

Chris Clegg Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie RCMP have arrested a second man involved in the Atikameg homicide investigation. Blake Anderson, 21, of Slave Lake, was arrested without incident Jan. 25, in Edmonton and charged with the second-degree…
Real estate market shows optimistic signs

Richard Froese South Peace News Local realtors predict a rise in population and housing sales when Tolko Industries restarts its High Prairie plant. “When Tolko re-opens, I would expect to see substantial increase in housing sales,” says Gord Olson, realtor-owner…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce is under fire from town council with at least two councillors calling the organization’s efforts a failure. Councillor Donna Deynaka said at council’s Jan. 24 meeting that…
Students learn importance of farm safety

Mac Olsen Spotlight Name three pieces of equipment where the one-seat, one rider rule would reduce risk. Answer: a combine, quad and a tractor. This is one of the questions that students at Ecole Routhier in Falher had to answer…