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Richard Froese South Peace News A 17-year-old male youth will spend and additional six weeks in custody. The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was sentenced to 45 days in custody for theft over $5,000…

Richard Froese Spotlight Census letters and packages are being delivered to all Canadian households this week to collect data for the national population. Statistics Canada began sending package for households and for agriculture on May 2. Forms can be completed…
Historic agreement inked

Richard Froese South Peace News Treaty 8 First Nations and the Alberta government have signed an agreement aimed to build a brighter future for Treaty 8 members. “The protocol agreement signed between the First Nations of Treaty 8 in Alberta…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council has declared May as Hearing and Speech Month. A request from the High Prairie Royal Purple Elks Lodge 59 was approved by council at its April 26 meeting. The Elks and…

H.P court docket April 25, 2016 Judge G.W. Paul A tourist on his way to the North Country Fair near Driftpile last summer will pay a hefty fine after pleading guilty to carrying illegal drugs. Christopher Brian Wild, 24, of…
Volunteers thanked for building community

Richard Froese South Peace News Dedicated citizens of Grouard and High Prairie were honoured during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16. Volunteers were recognized in Grouard on April 12 and in High Prairie on April 11. Both banquets were hosted by…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Romans 8:24-25 – For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope…

Chris Clegg South Peace News “Fore!” The High Prairie Golf Course opened for another year on April 20. Pro shop manager David Temple expects another good season with a large number of tournaments already booked and the course in great…
Aspiring writers publish St. Andrew’s Times

SPN Staff It was so much fun they would do it all over again. It’s the verdict from St. Andrew’s School Grade 6 teacher Maureen Wilson, after students wrote stories for a mini-newspaper they called the St. Andrew’s Times. “It…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce holds it monthly meeting May 4 at Amiro’s Steakhouse at noon. Plans for the annual general meeting will be discussed, says executive director Rodney Gainer. Although no date…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Things seem to be in high gear this week, Aries. Others around you are just as boisterous, and it may even seem manic. Exercise a little extra patience to get through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…
Local Green Acreages Workshop a big success

Richard Froese Spotlight Ways to create and preserve more green space on rural residential land were presented at a free stewardship workshop in High Prairie on April 21 and Slave Lake on April 23. The Green Acreages Workshop was hosted…

Chris Clegg South Peace News An application from the Lakeland Eagles to join the NPHL for the 2016-17 season was denied by the league’s teams April 24. Eagles’ president George Gladue declined to comment on the decision after being informed…
Shorter, fewer projects focus of most volunteers

Richard Froese South Peace News People who volunteer tend to spend more time on short-term projects, fundraising and special events than longer commitments. “People can pick and choose and free up a certain amount of time to help with something…