Use of fireworks in High Prairie is illegal

Chris Clegg South Peace News No one wants to stop anyone from having a good time, but there are safety considerations to take into account. As a result, unknown to many, it is illegal to fire off fireworks in High…
School speed zones could be expanded

Chris Clegg South Peace News School zone speed limits in High Prairie may be changing making motorists slow down all day. At its Jan. 14 meeting, council decided to proceed with a bylaw to change the times citing safety considerations.…
Shantz celebrates 90 wonderful years

Richard Froese South Peace News Longtime High Prairie resident Sylvester Shantz celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. Shantz was honoured at a reception Jan. 11 at High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church. Looking back, he is blessed to reach…
Plans for gated community to be unveiled Jan. 22

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans for a new gated community for one-level homes for seniors proposed for High Prairie will be discussed at a meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to a meeting Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the…
Gift of tulips sent to Pratt as expression of thanks

Chris Clegg South Peace News The commencement ceremony at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School this spring will have a little more colour, thanks to an overseas country. The school recently received 75 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands. They were…
Realtors optimistic market will rebound

Richard Froese South Peace News Housing and property sales in the Peace region are showing signs of steady growth for 2020 as business started picking up in 2019. Peace River realtor Layne Gardner says the market is slowly rising. “The…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…
Petition gathering steam

Chris Clegg South Peace News For all the information released regarding the danger of the abandoned hospital in High Prairie, organizers of a petition still face a bit of an uphill battle regarding the public’s concerns. James Waikle says he…
Red Wings release avalanche of goals

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Red Wings harnessed division rival Slave Lake Icedogs 10-4 in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action on home ice Jan. 5. The home team took control right from the start and led…
Women’s shelter, Stollery score with Chargers

Richard Froese South Peace News Women and children in need were supported in the initial Chargers Care Christmas Drive organized by High Prairie E.W. Pratt high school women’s and men’s basketball teams. Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter and the Stollery…
STARS busy on missions in HP region

Richard Froese South Peace News Air ambulance missions in the High Prairie region are growing. Statistics for 2019 from Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society [STARS] were presented to Big Lakes County council at its meeting Jan. 8. “In 2019, High…
STARS urges permanent helipad at HP hospital

Richard Froese South Peace News Increasing air ambulance service in High Prairie has spurred Big Lakes County to launch a project to construct a permanent helipad at the hospital. At its meeting Jan. 8, council was urged by Glenda Farnden,…
Region mourns loss of iconic chief

Chris Clegg South Peace News One of Canada’s last hereditary chiefs – and a man who served Kapawe’no First Nation as chief for over 50 years – has passed away. Chief Frank Thomas Halcrow, 76, became chief in 1970 and…