2020 HP Elks Pro Rodeo Cancelled

Chris Clegg South Peace News It was probably inevitable. The High Prairie Elks have announced with regret their decision to cancel the 2020 Elks Pro Rodeo. This year’s event July 28-29 would have marked the 60th anniversary of High Prairie’s…
Accident near Faust results in flames

On May 7, a vehicle accident occurred just east of Faust. A truck ended up in flames and fire crews from Faust, Kinuso and Enilda extinguished the fire. SPN has contacted the police and will post more details as they…
Councillor asks colleague for apology

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Town of High Prairie councillor wants a fellow colleague to apologize “like a grown adult” for a remark made at their budget meeting April 14. The matter arose at council’s April 28. The meeting was…
Show officially cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 19th annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show planned for June 13-14 has been called off over restrictions and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We officially cancelled the show for 2020,” says Darrell Basarab, who…
Golden slashes entry fee 50%

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans are still underway for the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic fishing derby near High Prairie on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. Organizers are still optimistic the popular event on Lesser Slave Lake will go…
Messages of hope

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Art students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School are expressing messages of hope and encouragement in their images during the COVID-19 pandemic. Art and photography teacher Rhonda Lund inspired her students to create images to…
Death toll rises to 10

Alberta Health Services assumes control at Manoir du Lac Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Families of residents at Manoir du Lac in McLennan are divided over whether conditions at the seniors’ long-term care facility have improved since Alberta Health Services temporarily…
Joussard sisters remain positive

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A pair of Joussard girls are dealing with a lot more than the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are still finding way to brighten their lives! The girls, Faith Fortier, 15, and her sister Danielle Fortier, 12,…
LSWC water quality report available

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Last summer, the Lesser Slave Watershed Council finished the third of five years of water quality testing. As there is a lot of data collected from the streams, the report on the most recent water…
Lovin’ every minute of it!

East Prairie woman stranded in England but still being positive Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A young woman from the High Prairie area remains strong as she makes a temporary home in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. Britney Supernault was on…
Discarded gloves, masks a potential nightmare

Chris CleggSouth Peace News You can’t miss them; they seem to be all around High Prairie. People are discarding their disposable gloves and leaving them in parking lots and on streets all over town. Town of High Prairie peace office…
Rose sees potential opportunity

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is serious when he says he wants to “get Alberta working” again, Town of High Prairie Councillor Debbie Rose has a suggestion. Tear down the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex!…
No easy solution to budget woes

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council has refused to pass its 2020 budget despite no increase in spending. Instead, council wants to try and find spending cuts to lessen the burden on taxpayers hit hard due to the…
Triangle PTA still planning major events

Organization takes wait and see attitude Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three major summer events at Triangle are still being planned despite current restrictions and risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eighth annual Hoedown Jamboree scheduled for July 23-26 is the…
NLC project passes halfway mark

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work on the new High Prairie campus of Northern Lakes College has passed the halfway mark. “Construction for the project is 52 per cent complete,” says Paul Chaulk, senior director of facilities and ancillary services for…
Crews preparing for annual spring melt

Weather affects potential flooding Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Threats of flooding from the melting of snow in the High Prairie area are not a concern for many municipalities at this time. Big Lakes County says the situation looks good. “There…