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Jeff Burgar Probably, most senior citizens don’t think of themselves as “Grouchy Grannies” or “Old Curmudgeons”, stuck in their ways, with rarely a smile on their face. Especially, I don’t think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see themselves that way.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News To stand trial or not to stand trial? It was a question debated amongst the judge and a lawyer in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 17. A local man appeared charged with sexual assault. A…

H.P. court docket Oct. 24, 2016 Judge M.B. Golden A 40-year-old man was ordered to still pay restitution of more than $600 even though the deadline passed from a court order. Gregory Jason Anderson was fined $400, plus a victim…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has heard from the provincial environment minister about flooding concerns on the Heart and East Prairie rivers. At its regular meeting Oct. 12, council received a letter from Environment and Parks Minister…
PIC – TD supports women’s shelter

TD Bank Canada Trust branch in High Prairie donated $1,000 to the Sucker Creek Women’s Shelter Oct. 27. Left-right are TD Alberta north district vice-president Todd Linnen, Sucker Creek First Nation Councillor Roderick Willier, TD branch manager Jennifer Zatko, Sucker…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council supports a proposal by a First Nation for a new road near Grouard and Lesser Slave Lake. At its regular meeting Oct. 26, council approved a request for a letter of…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Free courses offered in November Two free courses are being offered by the High Prairie and Area Prevention of Family Violence Association and Providing Assistance, Counseling and Education. The first, Nov. 24, is from 9:30…
Shoebox Campaign begins at HPE

Emily Fortin Sage Keay HPE Reporters Hi! This is Sage Keay and Emily Fortin from Grade 6PI with the HPE news report. For the first three weeks of November, the Grade 5 students will be collecting items for the Christmas…
PIC – New sign for school division centre

A new sign was installed recently to identify High Prairie School Division Learning Support Centre that opened in October 2015 in High Prairie on 40 Street at the corner of 53 Avenue.
Group of Seven member paints Watino landscapes

Mac Olsen Spotlight Art that comes from the soul is highest of truths – words that Pierre “A.J.” Sabourin has embraced as part of his long career in artistry. At the invitation of Bert Anderson, Sabourin came from Killarney, Ontario…

Normand Boulet CCA, Ag Fieldman M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 A local producer called me the other day to express his concern with what he sees as a total lack of understanding on the part of hunters coming into…

Jeff Burgar An Angus Reid survey says 73 per cent of Canadians think political correctness has gone too far. We are surprised it is not 95 per cent. The remaining five per cent people will never change, always ready to…
$150,000 of sports equipment delivered to High Prairie

Chris Clegg South Peace News For the last few weeks, Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox and Councillor Brian Gilroy have met with representatives from Sport Central. Oct. 26, over $150,000 worth of sports equipment was delivered to High…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has joined an emergency resource group to call on for relief during a major disaster. At its regular meeting Oct. 26, council approved a staff recommendation to enter the Northwest Alberta Emergency…

Richard Froese South Peace News It appears High Prairie RCMP will become exempt from being required to provide services and documents in the French language. That was the consensus during a community forum Oct. 25 hosted by the RCMP when…
PIC – ‘Clouded’ in horror

Carmen Big Charles, 12, screams in fun at the Haunted House Oct. 29. She and dozens of other children and adults enjoyed walking through the chamber of horrors Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. Marigold Enterprises hosted the fun activity as…