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Wilderness camp raises $16,000 with pies and comedy

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie Wilderness Camp raised several thousand dollars as an evening with Ben Crane created lots of laughs Oct. 29. “We cannot say enough about how humbled and grateful we are for the people of High Prairie…
PIC – Oh, Christmas Tree!

Town of High Prairie public works employees Jayson Ferguson, left, and Jonathan Chalifoux put up lighted Christmas decorations on posts downtown the last week of October.

Richard Froese South Peace News A Whitefish Lake First Nation man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of two people will be back in court next month. Edward Devon Boyce Gladue, 19, will return Dec. 12 in…
Victims’ families honoured with special gift

Richard Froese South Peace News The parents and families of two Whitefish teens who tragically died in July were honoured with a special gift from an Aboriginal artist Nov. 3. A framed monument of the late Dylan Laboucan, and Cory…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Ron and Diane Ukrainetz were selected as the latest citizens to have their names added to the High Prairie Citizens Monument. Council made the selection at a special meeting Oct. 27. Plans for a ceremony…

Jeff Burgar When your life is compressed into moments when the only things standing between you, absolute terror and possible death, is your training and the reflexes and actions of the people beside you, it is very unlikely your thoughts…

Richard Froese South Peace News A study to build broadband to the High Prairie region and northern Alberta has been launched with opportunity for community consultation. The Northern Alberta Broadband Preparedness Project will be presented at an information session in…
PICs – Saving lives

The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department has again worked toward helping make our community a safer place. Through fundraising efforts, the department purchased four AED Heart Defibrillators. The units will be strategically located in key areas in the community. One…
High Prairie garden business owner blooms with award

Richard Froese Spotlight A greenhouse operator in the High Prairie area has been selected as one of the top 10 young Canadian gardening entrepreneurs outstanding in her field. Christie Pollack of Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses was named in the Top…

Spotlight Staff The Assembly of First Nations’ national chief has weighed in on the controversial dam proposed on the Peace River in northern British Columbia. Perry Bellegarde says the Site C Dam approval is contrary to Canada’s laws. Bellegarde toured…
PICs – Chambers presents annual awards at gala

Eight awards were presented to seven High Prairie and area businesses at the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce awards gala Oct. 22 at the Triangle Hall. Awards were presented in several wide-ranging categories. Many other events highlighted the…
PIC – Read all about it

High Prairie Elementary School celebrated Family Literacy Day on Oct. 26 with Family Literacy Night. Students from kindergarten to Grade 3 invited parents for an evening of fun and games to promote reading and writing, and other aspects of literacy.…

Chris Clegg Former Enilda Councillor Craig Bissell liked to refer to Enilda as ‘The Forgotten Hamlet’. Whether he was justified in his assertion was always debated. Two recent incidents about Enilda seem to indicate he was right, years after his…

Re: Legalizing pot and ‘partial’ fetal alcohol syndrome [Oct. 26 South Peace News] Once again I find myself wanting to address two different items in the paper. 1. The girl who may have ‘partial’ fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal exposure to…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nararene There is an old saying that a vulnerable person or an open person is a person who wears their heart on their sleeves. I would put forth the idea that how…
Artifact-of-the-Week November 2, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has in its collection a stunning hand-held fan. When opened, the fan is about 7 1/2” wide and was without a doubt a precious item owned by its owner. A Chinese scene is depicted…