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Bishop Routhier School holds Christmas concert

Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Metis Settlement presented its annual Christmas concert Dec. 21. Students from pre-schoolers to Grade 5 sang a variety of Christmas carols and songs. Makenna Carifelle was the master of ceremonies and also read ‘Twas the…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce resumes its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 11 at noon in the chamber office in the Town of High Prairie civic building. The executive plans…
Slave Lake women set up in business as “doulas”

Support for women giving birth Joe McWilliams For Spotlight The word ‘doula’ might not be familiar to many in this area. If not, here goes: it’s a Greek term that means something along the lines of ‘a woman who serves.’…

Spotlight Staff Carbon rebates will soon be in the mail as the province implements a carbon tax Jan. 1, 2017 under Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. “Six out of 10 Albertans will get a carbon rebate starting in January,” Environment Minister…
2016 Year in Review – January/February/March

January Jan. 4: Ray Johnson starts his job at J.B. Wood Continuing Care as new care manager. Jan. 4: Nomination Day closes for two vacant seats on High Prairie town council. Jeff Burgar, Brian Gilroy, Arlen Quartly and James Waikle…
Local food bank harvests big donation

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and District Food Bank reaped a harvest of funding just in time for the busy Christmas season. Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox presented a cheque of $3,723.23 to food bank co-ordinator…
PICs – Grouard Northland School celebrates Christmas

Grouard Northland School presented its annual Christmas concert Dec. 20. Students from kindergarten to Grade 9 sang a variety of Christmas carols and songs, with a few with a Canadian flavour. The 45-minute concert opened with a Cree prayer by…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report to council for Dec. 7-31: Bio-economy Panel Discussions Dec. 7, I attended a workshop in Drayton Valley, Alta. on bio-economy…

Jeff Burgar We didn’t have great expectations for 2016. Maybe that worked for the best. Not having high hopes usually means less disappointment, right? So, as 2016 opened, we didn’t expect much from our new prime minister, Justin Trudeau. After…
Health bursaries awarded

The High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary Society is certainly doing its part to help local residents attain education in the medical field. The auxiliary awarded $2,000 bursaries to Kalie Anderson and Adrien Dominguez, both of High Prairie. Students are encouraged…
Santa’s Little Helpers distribute 19 Christmas hampers

Richard Froese South Peace News Many families and households had plenty on their plates with Christmas hampers from the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council. Santa’s Little Helpers were busy sorting, wrapping gifs and packing food at the Children’s…

Spotlight Staff Non-profit community groups in Alberta will be eligible for funding to commemorate the 150th anniversary Canada with $2 million available. The Alberta Canada 150 Grant is one of a number of initiatives the Government of Alberta will introduce…
Legalized marijuana hurts youth: Senator

Spotlight Staff A Canadian Senator with roots in the Peace Country is deeply concerned with the Liberal government’s intention to legalize marijuana. “We are clearly headed in the wrong direction and our young people will be the most victimized due…
Evil Letters for Santa

Editor’s note: South Peace News asked students in Brenda Wenzel’s Grade 4 class at High Prairie Elementary School to write letters to Santa. However, they had to pretend they were “evil” characters in a fairy tale or cartoon and tell…