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Chris Clegg South Peace News A major step was cleared Sept. 29 when the Government of Alberta granted a five-year forest management area extension to Tolko Industries under several conditions. The decision paves the way for Tolko to begin planning…

The summer Best Yards contest was such a success, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association is proceeding with the Best Christmas Yard contest. Members decided at their Oct. 12 meeting to hold the contest, which is open to all residential…

Do you have the spookiest yard in town? The scariest? You just might be the winner in the Halloween Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Town of High Prairie. Councillor Donna Deynaka suggested the contest to encourage citizens to decorate their…

It’s time to get those jack-o-lanterns ready for Halloween! And what better time to get ready than at the Faust FCSS and Faust Community League Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party Oct. 27 from 4-6 p.m. Children are asked to register at…

Each Friday at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to St. Mark’s Anglican Church to make prayer shawls. Prayer shawls are given to people who have a serious illness, or need some comfort. They are ideal for keeping the patient warm.…

The Festival of Trees Committee has made a $500 donation to the High Prairie and District Palliative Care Society. The decision was made at the committee’s first meeting Sept. 29 to organize this year’s Festival of Trees. This year’s Festival…

Richard Froese South Peace News A major project to upgrade a road in the east end of Big Lakes County south to House Mountain has been scheduled to start in the next few weeks. “The contractor anticipates starting work by…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie RCMP has learned that it will no longer be required to provide information and documents in the French language. Response and comments are being invited at a community forum Oct. 25 at the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Safety is highly promoted for the annual Fire-Prevention Week from Oct. 9-15. “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the theme. Statistics show that, on average, fire kills eight…
Aboriginal communities also protected

Richard Froese South Peace News Fire departments in First Nations communities provide a key service to their communities and the surrounding area. Driftpile First Nation Volunteer Fire Department responded to several motor vehicle collisions this year. “We get most of…

FIRE ESCAPE PLAN AT WORK: Do you know?: -Your fire escape plan? -Your designated meeting place in the event of a fire? -Who your floor fire emergency officer is? -The location of the nearest fire extinguisher? -The location of the…
High Prairie fire department records fewer calls

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded to consider- ably fewer calls this year. “I’m really surprised how quiet it has been so far this year,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk. For the first nine…
County fire departments ready to do their part!

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County Volunteer Fire Department has five fire halls and crews in the hamlets of Enilda, Faust, Grouard, Joussard, and Kinuso. Enilda Volunteer Fire Department has responded to few calls this year. “We’ve been…
Chargers fall to Mustangs in final

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt men’s team finished second in the High Prairie school’s 29th annual Chargers’ Invitational Volleyball Tournament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The Chargers lost 27-25, 25-17 to the Wabasca Mistassiny Mustangs in the…
Lady Chargers reach semi-final

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers faced some strong competition at the 29th annual Pratt Invitational Volleyball Tournament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The girls lost 25-3, 25-7 to Glenmary of Peace River in the semifinal…