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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…
The Page – December 7, 2016

Well friends, it looks like we can finally say “Hello” to winter! After a not so bad weekend just past, the local thermometer dipped in the minus 20s Celsius on Monday. Forecasts range from -30C and mid -20s Celcius until…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Emma Anderson scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Gift Lake Hurricanes girl’s basketball team to their first win since rejoining the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League this season. The Hurricanes [1-1]…
Saints win season opener

Chris Clegg South Peace News Iver Paulino’s 16 points led the High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints to a 39-28 win in their opening game in the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League Boy’s Division Nov. 30. Meanwhile, the Kinuso…

Richard Froese South Peace News A funding request for extended water for Big Lakes County was voiced by the local MP in the House of Commons on Nov. 29. Peace River – West- lock MP Arnold Viersen shared the request…

Spotlight Staff A “capacity market” for electricity has been created by the Alberta government as part of its plan to ensure that consumers are protected from price volatility with a reliable supply of electricity at stable, affordable prices. “We begin…
Light-Up draws hundreds to winter party

Richard Froese South Peace News Milder temperatures drew several hundred people for the annual High Prairie Light-Up at the Civic Square to kick off the Christmas season Nov. 25. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, Town of High Prairie Mayor…

Katrina Owens I’ve always been the type to pick a cheeseburger over a salad, milkshakes over milk, and pop over water, until recently that is. Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly included more healthy options into my daily diet…
PIC – Merry Christmas!

The first greetings are up on the High Prairie Community Beautification Association’s Christmas Greeting Card just north of the Second Wind Boutique by the Anglican Church. You can have the name of your family, yourself or your business on the…

SPN Staff RCMP once again have their man. On Nov, 18, McLennan RCMP responded to a complaint and information indicating an accused male wanted on outstanding warrants was at a residence in Donnelly. RCMP responded to the call for service.…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The first LED streetlights will light up High Prairie in 2017. It was the message delivered to High Prairie town council at their Nov 22 meeting from ATCO customer service supervisor Amanda Mattern. Mattern attended…

Spotlight Staff A cap on electricity prices has been introduced by the provincial government to protect families, farms and small business. When fully implemented in June 2017, the government’s rate ceiling will ensure that Albertans pay no more than 6.8…
Buzzer beater shocks Saints

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was almost déjà vu all over again. Keanna Locke’s buzzer beater with one second left gave the visiting Kinuso Knights a thrilling 15-13 win over the defending champion St. Andrew’s Saints Nov. 30 in…