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PIC – Peavey Mart progresses

The framework progresses during construction of the new Peavey Mart in the East Gate retail development. Peavey Mart is scheduled to be opened in the fall 2016 as the anchor tenant of the complex that will eventually cover five acres.

Commentary by Katrina Owens Something absolutely dreadful happened last week! My beagle almost died! OK, perhaps died is an exaggeration but she did still become violently ill. Why you may ask? Because I turned my head for a millisecond, and…

by Jeff Burgar Seriously, which excites you more? An offer of $25 million for a Kanye West – Kim Kardashian sex tape, or Jason Kenney saying he wants to be Alberta’s premier? Please, be honest! You may very well ask,…
Biggest, best Swan River Parade ever!

Bright, sunny skies greeted hundreds of spectators along Main Street in Kinuso July 1 to watch the Swan River First Nation Canada Day Parade. Dozens of entries from floats, riders, bikes and antique vehicles paraded by, delighting many by tossing…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Native Cultural Arts Museum at Grouard is opening its doors to one of its biggest events of the year on July 16. And what could be more fitting than to dedicate this year’s annual…

Oil, gas industry has hope for better days ahead Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses usually busy with gas and oil activity remain hopeful that the low price will eventually rise and re-energize the industry sooner than later. “We’re…
Happy Canada Day, the old-fashioned way

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association. Historical and rural life of the past were highlighted with various activities such as the antique tractor parade, horse wagon rides, demonstrations of flour…

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed new administrators in Slave Lake with a principal at C.J. Schurter School, vice-principal at E.G. Wahlstrom School, and principal at Roland Michener Secondary School. Robyn Ord-Boisvert returns to C.J. Schurter School as Pprincipal…

Spotlight Staff People who put a lot of thought into their wardrobes know that one of the challenges presented by the changing seasons is figuring out what to wear and when. Such sudden changes can be problematic, as not everyone…
2016 E.W. Pratt High School Graduation Ceremony

“Small Town, Big Dreams” for Pratt grads Chris Clegg South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Grad Class of 2016 celebrated its graduation July 9 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. Many speakers alluded to the chosen theme “Small Town, Big…

1914: Grouard police chief Marshall resigns after two-thirds of Grouard’s citizens sign a petition asking for his resignation. 1962: Two sisters who married brothers meet for the first time in 34 years when Mrs. Stan Budiak arrives from Poland for…
Lilian Beland receives NLC Award

Tom Henihan Spotlight Along with celebrating the achievements of 1,385 students at Northern Lakes College Convocation on June 3, the college also honoured Lilian Beland, presenting her with the 2016 “Friend of Northern Lakes College Award.” The award is in…
Artifact-of-the-Week July 6, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several old business calendars in its collection. In the left photo is a St. Lawrence Starch Company calendar from 1931 showing the Canadian famous Dionne quintuplets. Their product was used in the babies’…
The Page – July 6, 2016

Holy trailer-home Batman, what a string of campers, trailers, and motorhomes rolling down the highways, heading in all directions! If northern Alberta was not “the” destination of choice this July long weekend just over, we sure would like to know…
COW Bus provides a mooooving experience

Chris Clegg South Peace News Many look forward to their annual visit each year and early June was no exception. The Alberta Prairie Classroom On Wheels [COW Bus] was in the region June 7-10 with one stop at the High…
Art comes alive at museum

Chris Clegg South Peace News An untapped reservoir of artistic talent was on display at the High Prairie and District Museum in late May and early June. Students from St. Andrew’s School and E.W. Pratt High School were allowed space…