Day camps promote Indigenous culture

Richard Froese South Peace News Several local youth learned more about their Indigenous culture at day camps hosted by High Prairie Native Friendship Centre. Weeklong camps wrapped up Aug. 16 at the Eagle’s Nest Cultural Centre in Enilda. “We want…
Hospital welcomes new site manager

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Health Complex welcomes a new site manager. Bikramjit Singh Jammu became the new manager recently, says an Alberta Health Services news release Aug. 14. “My goal is to ensure we continue providing excellent…
From a house to a home, “now it’s our own”

Richard Froese South Peace News Larry and Verna Auger now have an opportunity to own their own home. Their house is one of five in High Prairie that Heart River Housing (HRH) has offered in a lease-to-purchase program, a pilot…
Taste of High Prairie promotes local food

Richard Froese South Peace News Locally grown products will be in the spotlight for the special Taste of High Prairie Market on Sept. 7. Marigold Enterprises invites local producers and venders for the event at its market on 51 Avenue…
Nygaard wins Green Party nomination

Richard Froese South Peace News Peter Nygaard of Joussard is the candidate for the Green Party for Peace River – Westlock in the federal election Oct. 21. He won the nomination with 67 per cent of the membership vote, says…
Viersen seeks re-election in Peace River – Westlock

Richard Froese South Peace News Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is running in the upcoming federal election Oct. 21 to hold his seat for a second term. He confirmed he is seeking re-election in a news release Aug.…
MLA comes to town to talk farm safety Bill 6

Richard Froese South Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn will host a meeting in High Prairie on Aug. 23 to discuss proposed changes to Bill 6, the Farm Freedom and Safety Act. Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen…
Walk the Trans Canada Trail Aug. 17

Richard Froese South Peace News A hike along a national trail in the High Prairie area is set for Aug. 17 at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park. Grouard – Peace River Trail Net Society will lead the hike on the Trans…
Poor weather slows airport upgrades

Richard Froese South Peace News Wet rainy weather has delayed work at High Prairie Airport to extend the runway and widen an access road. “It’s been a slow project,” says Delon Young, project manager for contractor WSP Global Inc. “The…
Crop cocktails popular on local plot tour

Richard Froese South Peace News Cocktail cover crops were the order of the day at a plot tour in High Prairie on Aug. 6 hosted by the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association (PCBFA). About 30 people were updated at…
Cook crowned Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard Froese South Peace News Shelby Cook is the 2019 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen. She was crowned the winner July 30 and succeeds 2018 rodeo queen Sarah Neill. “I was very excited and surprised when I heard my…
Bloom honoured for service to community

Richard Froese South Peace News Town of High Prairie senior peace officer Alan Bloom has been honoured by the Province of Alberta for his years of service to the community. Bloom received an Alberta Emergency Services Medal for 12 years…
Steps to combat trafficking initiated

Richard Froese South Peace News Steps to protect local Indigenous people from human trafficking were initiated at a workshop July 25 in Swan River. The Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council hosted a workshop at Swan River First Nation for…
Horseshoe haven in High Prairie

Richard Froese South Peace News Two major horseshoe tournaments in High Prairie are expected to draw hundreds to the region. The High Prairie Open is set for Sept. 14-15 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. “We expect to put on…
Hamelin, Bliss win Senior Open titles

Following are the results of all golfers who competed at the Sir George Bennett Seniors Open at the High Prairie Golf Club July 28. Golfers were flighted according to their age. [*] denotes won on a countback. Ladies A Flight…