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Children seem drawn to animals. Seven-year-old Zheylin Lamouche, left, and Kirsten Bruder, 11, enjoy some time with a goat during the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Nativity Celebration Dec. 2.
Former Kinuso businessman, councillor passes away

Chris Clegg South Peace News A well-known Kinuso man known for his no-nonsense style of politics has passed away. Richard John “Rick” McCotter was 69 years old. McCotter, originally from Kinuso before moving to Flatbush years ago, was very active…

Cookies and milk served Chris Clegg South Peace News Santa Claus needs a break and has decided to take time out from his busy schedule to take a dip at the High Prairie indoor pool. And he is inviting all…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Beef producers re-elect Cailliau The Alberta Beef Producers have re-elected Valleyview beef farmer Roland Cailliau as vice-chair. The decision occurred at their annual general meeting Dec. 5-7 in Calgary. Delegates met for three days to…

Spotlight Staff Northern Lakes College student Cindy Whitehead has given a whole new mean to the term “hands-on training”. On the evening between her two-day Standard First Aid and CPR training course, Cindy used her new skills to save the…

Spotlight Staff A proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year for High Prairie School Division is under study with comments from parents and students welcome. At its regular meeting Nov. 16, trustees reviewed and approved the calendar survey that has…
Joussard School – Christmas concert Dec. 8

David Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School. This is David Giroux reporting. This is my last week of doing so. I like this job and hope I get to do it again sometime. In kindergarten, our students have been…
HPE – students earning ‘being good’ coupons

Connor McNabb HPE Reporter Hi! This is Connor McNabb with this week’s South Peace News report. In Grade 6M the students are very excited to start class elections for class prime minister. The Grade 5 students worked hard to set…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Kye Anderson scored 23 points to lead the Gift Lake Hurricanes to a narrow 51-47 win over the visiting Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons Nov. 30. The game gives each team a split of their…
Cardinal’s 31 sinks Vipers

Chris Clegg South Peace News During their history in the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League, the Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers boy’s team has rarely been a threat to win the league title. In fact, their only title came…

Chris Clegg South Peace News It looks like scoring poses no problem for the Prairie River Junior High School Raiders girl’s basketball team this season. The Raiders hung more than 60 on their opposition for the second straight game as…
Artifact-of-the-Week December 7, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a pair of very old ice skates in its collection. Unfortunately, no records of them exist. Only one skate is shown. Note the nut and bolt at the bottom to adjust for shoe…
Fire Chief’s Report – Make December a safe month

Ken Melnyk, Fire Chief, Town of High Prairie The High Prairie and Big Lakes County Traffic Safety Coalition, and the High Prairie Fire Department members, wish to send a reminder to everyone to celebrate safely this holiday season. December is…

Pastor Keith Williams, High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church A while back I had a great conversation with a man about Christians and their faith. Bill [not his real name] said, “I went to church as a child and it seemed…