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Artifact-of-the-Week – May 11, 2016

A 1940 calendar from Heber Keay, a dealer for Cockshutt farm machinery in High Prairie, was donated to the High Prairie and District Museum. Heber Keay was George Keay’s father. Calendars were printed by businesses 76 years ago for the…

1915: The Grouard News reports B. Kelly, in charge of government drainage at Heart River, picks up a rock, has it tested and discovers gold-bearing quartz. 1915: The Grouard News reports the decision to not build a branch line of…
Low water in lake draws concerns

Richard Froese South Peace News Low levels of water in Lesser Slave Lake caused by dry conditions have drawn concerns from key users. “The lake level is well below average and many of the marinas and boat launches are not…

by Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News It appears to me that people at Grouard have already voted with their feet. That is, this will be the last year the junior high school program will be offered at Grouard Northland…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Peavey Mart is one step closer coming to High Prairie! The company applied for a development permit from the Town of High Prairie May 4 to build its store on the Peavine Estates Property. Town…

Richard Froese South Peace News One local woman charged in connection with two gas station robberies in High Prairie in March has admitted guilt while another goes to trial early next year. Jodi Ann Bellerose, 39, pleaded guilty to two…

Joe McWilliams, Editor Slave Lake Lakeside Leader A couple of thoughts occurred last week when Wildrose Leader – and Fort McMurray resident – Brian Jean appeared on television in front of the remains of houses in his home town. One…
SPORTS – C Section bowling champs of 2015-16

Team wins the A Event Rolloff and the Thursday 7-9 p.m. Mixed League titles Enilda Mud Bowl held its annual bowling banquet April 30 to cap the season and reward the past season’s best bowlers and teams. C Section won…
HPE – HPE students’ talent extends beyond classroom

Students at High Prairie Elementary School were in the spotlight in the school’s annual HPE’s Got Talent show April 29. More than 20 acts were selected from each class through a process of auditions, from kindergarten to Grade 6.  

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A restless spirit is the catalyst for a new project, Aries. This week you dive right into something that will take up all of your mental energy. Try to avoid slacking off in other areas.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Road improvements for Big Lakes County take half the 2016 capital budget that tops $24.4 million. Council adopted the capital budget of $24,409,216 at a special meeting April 26. “The capital budget can change by…
PIC – For your reading enjoyment

High Prairie and District Palliative Care co-ordinator Debra Isert lays out pam- phlets before their open house May 3 at the hospital’s in-service room.

We are busy checking out the new South Peace News website [southpeacenews.com] which is being rebuilt, and here we see a picture of actor Charlie Sheen posing with some of our local folks. Oops! Wait a minute. That isn’t really…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County will soon become the new managers for Riverbend Water Co-op. At its regular meeting April 13, county council approved a recommendation to approve the Riverbend Water Co-op asset purchase agreement. The purchase…