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PTA opens new Triangle Hall

Chris Clegg South Peace News A capacity audience jammed into the new Pioneer Threshermans Association Triangle Hall to celebrate its grand opening May 7. It was a dream come true for many, but perhaps no more than two original members…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18-year-old man charged with second-degree murder of an Atikameg man last fall postponed his plea during a short apperance May 16. Arlen Chase Chalifoux appeared in High Prairie provincial court and set the next…

Our sister newspaper in Slave Lake, the Lakeside Leader, carried a news item from Slave Lake town council how Northern Lakes College hoped to be applying for a development permit soon. The permit, according to college president Ann Everatt, would…
HPE celebrates students’ success

High Prairie Elementary School hosted its annual Success Night on May 18. Students from Grades 1-6 shared their learning experiences from the past school year. Displays were set up in the gym for everyone attending to see. Each class highlighted…
PRJH dominates Divisional T&F Meet

Following are the High Prairie School Division Junior High School track and field meet results from May 16. Only those results available from the source are published. The meet was held at the E.W. Pratt High School and Prairie River…
Off they go!

The High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron sent a team to the annual SurvivAir Competition at the Rocky Mountain Army Cadet Training Centre at Ghost Creek near Rocky Mountain House. The team left May 27 and will compete May 28. High…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 – Aries, expect to be very busy in the days ahead. Make a concerted effort to be more aware of what’s around you so that you don’t miss a thing. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…
Kinder Fair helps parents, new students

Curtis Walty For South Peace News As a parent, did you find kindergarten registration overwhelming? On May 7, East Prairie Hillview School hosted its annual Kinder Fair to alleviate those feelings for parents. Throughout the day, staff walked parents through…

by Jeff Burgar Politicians rarely enjoy saying no to anything. We say rarely, because, if one looks hard enough, one will find something foolish enough to turn that statement upside down. For example, “Sir, are you in favour of passing…

On May 7, 2016, John Kryzalka of Edmonton, formerly of High Prairie, passed away at the age of 85 years. John is survived by his two sons, Dennis [Chris] and Edward [Lois]; daughter, Tammie; three grandchildren, Katrina, Natalia and Jonathan;…
Traditional powwow a big hit

Richard Froese South Peace News Aboriginal culture was celebrated in full colour at the second annual Bridging Our Communities High Prairie Traditional Powwow held May 14. “We got comments on how well-organized the powwow was,” says Kim Dumont, co-chair of…

Richard Froese South Peace News Trying to lure investors to locate plants in Big Lakes County are top priorities in a new economic development strategy. Those were the targets presented to county council at its regular meeting May 11 by…
St. Andrew’s art on display

Chris Clegg South Peace News Artwork from St. Andrew’s School and E.W. Pratt High School will be displayed during two exhibits at the High Prairie and District Museum before the end of June. St. Andrew’s Grade 6 students will display…