‘Quit taking my children away’

Driftpile taking a stand against crystal meth crisis Chris CleggSouth Peace News Driftpile First Nations Elder Marcella Estachikon knows first-hand the tragedy crystal meth can cause. “I’m here because I had a grandson. He took meth and he’s not my…
Celebrating Canada Day the old-fashioned way

PTA turns back the clock to days of yesteryear Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned rural way July 1 at Triangle Museum Grounds with the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association. Historical and rural life of the past were highlighted with various activities…
Emter, Melnyk honoured for contributions

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News A longtime volunteer and long-time fire chief were recognized by the Town of High Prairie as outstanding citizens during separate ceremonies in late June. Marilyn Emter was honoured at the town barbecue June 28 retroactively…
2 vie for Elks Pro Rodeo Queen title

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two High Prairie teens are competing for the honour of 2019-20 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen. Shelby Cook and Gracey Rich-Carifelle have tossed their cowgirl hats into the ring, so to speak, and are off…
Burgers for Cancer returns July 19

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A fundraiser which has raised over $12,000 for local people and a provincial charity returns July 19. The Burgers for Cancer barbecue has raised over $6,000 in each of its first two years. The family of…
Upgrades at the airport are taking off

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work to extend and upgrade the runway at High Prairie Airport has taken off. The airport is closed during the project as crews started work in mid-June to lengthen the runway by 393 feet. “The entire…
Keay steps into new role to teach dance

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Award-winning High Prairie dancer Grayce Keay is stepping into the world to teach the performing art after graduating from high school. Keay just completed eight years with the High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society. “I still want…
Little girl shows her heart is in right place

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A little girl from East Prairie has done her part to help feed people in the region. Adriana Haggerty, 5, set up a lemonade stand in Sucker Creek June 22 and donated all profits to the…
Deynaka wins shopping spree at Super A

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Three years ago, Cynthia Deynaka raced around High Prairie Super A as the winner of the store’s annual shopping spree. This year, it was her sister’s turn. Sonya Deynaka made her run throughout the store July…
‘Our biggest concern is the water’

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Swan River First Nation resident Doris Coutroreille shared her thoughts about water and Indigenous Peoples at the Lesser Slave Watershed Council annual general meeting on June 20. “I’m very happy with your board,” Coutroreille said.…
New fire-rescue truck arrives at Grouard

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new fire-rescue truck for Big Lakes County Fire Services fire district in Grouard will enhance resources. A 2018 Ford F550 truck valued at $295,000 arrived in May, fire chief John McDermott says. “Firefighters have been…
Plug pulled on Winagami wading pool

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The plug has been pulled on the popular children’s wading pool at Winagami Lake Provincial Park. The decision has drawn concern from several municipal councils. The wading pool in the park has been closed permanently, says…
Trap shoot coming to High Prairie

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie welcomes a major trap shoot competition July 12-14. The High Prairie Fish and Game Association will host the Northern Lights Shoot sanctioned by the Amateur Trapshooting Association. “We expect 30-35 competitors from all over…
Joussard student awarded county bursary

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County awarded its first Return of Service Bursary established in September 2018. Ashley Bell, of Joussard, received the $3,000 bursary, presented by Reeve Richard Simard during council’s regular meeting June 26. She will begin…
RBC, LSWC join hands to clean riverbank

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Bags of noxious weeds were removed along the West Prairie River during a work bee June 18. Staff of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council and the RBC High Prairie branch joined for their community riverbank cleanup.…
Dalke, Ebbett honoured by county

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two men were honoured by Big Lakes County with their names added to the Wall of Fame. Robert Dalke and Don Ebbett were recognized for their volunteer service in a brief ceremony during the county barbecue…