STARS receives $2M boost

Susan Thompson South Peace News STARS air ambulance has had a good fundraising year thanks to a sold out lottery, but is still facing some funding uncertainty. The air ambulance service is a critical way for those living in rural…
Viersen’s goal: defeat Trudeau!

Chris Clegg South Peace News Newly-elected MP Arnold Viersen is promising to work for the betterment of all sectors of the economy. “I will continue to fight for forestry, farming and the oil and gas sectors that are the heartbeat…
County lowers speed limit in Joussard

Richard Froese South Peace News Motorists travelling in Joussard will now have to slow down on more streets. At its regular meeting Nov. 27, Big Lakes County council adopted a bylaw to lower the speed limit to 40 km/hr on…
Alumni hoop games launch Christmas charity drive

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie held its first alumni basketball games Nov. 28. Grad players returned to their alma mater for an entertaining evening that also tipped off the inaugural Chargers Care Christmas…
ATM theft worries chamber

Organization asking for more patrols Richard Froese South Peace News A second theft of an automated teller machine [ATM] from a High Prairie business in 2019 has raised more concern from the chamber of commerce. At its monthly meeting Nov.…
Committee kills controversial bill

Susan Thompson South Peace News The controversial “conscience rights” bill put forward by rookie Peace River MLA Dan Williams has been stopped in committee. After the bill passed first reading with support from a majority of the UCP caucus, it…
Chamber petitions for hospital demolition

Chris Clegg Richard Froese South Peace News A petition is being launched to lobby the provincial government to demolish the old High Prairie Health Complex. The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the petition suggested by James…
Agricultural disaster declared by NSC

Susan Thompson South Peace News Northern Sunrise County has joined Birch Hills County, Saddle Hills County and the County of Grande Prairie in declaring an agricultural disaster for local farmers. The Agricultural Service Board met on Nov. 18 and asked…
Energy sector appreciative of recognition

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County promoted its profile and partnerships in the energy sector at an appreciation reception Oct. 28 in Calgary. Over 70 energy companies operating in the county were invited to the event, held at…
Campus 23.4% complete

Richard Froese South Peace News Mild weather is helping crews progress on constructing the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie. Workers continue to erect glulam wooden framework that started Oct. 31. “We will continue work to add the…
High Prairie Light-Up events schedule

Following is a schedule of events at 2019 High Prairie Light-Up on Nov. 29, as well as some activities the same day: Chris Clegg South Peace News Little Elves kick off Light-Up The youngest children are the focus of the…
Fundraising calendars on sale

Chris Clegg South Peace News The dazzling and colourful Security and Comfort calendars will be on sale in the coming next weeks. The calendars feature High Prairie Fire Department members and High Prairie Quilt Guild members and their beautiful quilts…
Going once, going twice, sold!”

Richard Froese South Peace News Almost $10 million worth of farmland near High Prairie and acreages, plus several more millions in vehicles, farm equipment and grain bins, went under the auction hammer Nov. 14. The farming families of Jim Peyre…
Royal Purple Elks welcome national leader

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Royal Purple Elks Lodge welcomed Elks of Canada national president Derek Barkley to its meeting Nov. 12. He accepted donations from the Royal Purple Elks and the High Prairie Elks totaling $2,500…
Sherington receives Quilt of Comfort

Gift presented in recognition of long service, sacrifice for Canadians Richard Froese South Peace News A special gift was presented at the Remembrance Day service in High Prairie to a former local resident for his service in the military. Master…
Remember their sacrifice, audience reminded

Chris Clegg South Peace News Messages of hope and remembrance were the common themes at the Remembrance Day service at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Nov. 11. One by one, High Prairie Royal Canadian Legion president Don Ebbett read the…