Outlaws, Renegades play waiting game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie high school and minor football teams are in a holding pattern as they wait to find out if the fall seasons will start as restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic continue. The Renegades high school…
Shots fired at RCMP, 3 arrested after manhunt (Updated)

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Updated – June 5, 2020 High Prairie RCMP investigate shots fired at members – Update – Charges Laid High Prairie, Alta. – Following an investigation into an incident on May 31 that saw RCMP members being…
Bee bylaw closer to reality

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The process to allow anyone wanting to keep bees or chickens in High Prairie inches closer to reality. High Prairie town council agreed at its May 26 meeting to ask its bylaw review committee to draft…
St. Paul’s getting help from town council

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is ready, willing and able to lend a helping hand. Council decided at its May 26 meeting to help the St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church cemetery committee help repair the site. Diana…
Peavine woman ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Meet Ally Gauchier. She’s young, she’s enthusiastic and she loves golf. She’s the new ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood Golf Club near Slave Lake. “I’ve always wanted to do anything that revolves around golf,” says Gauchier,…
County waiting to ‘hit’ the trails in Faust

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County council isn’t about to hit the trails it proposes to build on a former osmose site in Faust just yet. Council wants to first confirm if they would be liable for the contaminated…
No laughing matter

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP have released the name of a woman who brandished a fake firearm in town May 19.Latoya Catherine Giroux, 19, faces a single charge of disturbing the peace and will appear in High Prairie…
RCMP wants input to serve the public better

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If you have issues over policing, here’s your chance to voice your concerns. High Prairie/Faust RCMP Detachment S/Sgt. Warren Wright would like to hear from local community members in the High Prairie and Faust detachment areas…
Not without precedent:

I.D. council takes pay cut in 1993 Editor’s note: Taking a pay cut has occurred previously in the local municipal council circle. On Oct. 6, 1993, the Improvement District No. 17 Central councillors voted unanimously to take an immediate five…
‘No new sources of contamination’

Old Faust osmose site clean and safe, says Alberta Environment & Parks Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Future use of a contaminated former osmose site in Faust is under study as the site has been cleaned up. Big Lakes County council…
Unemployment rate double last year’s

SPN Staff In March and April, the unemployment rate across western Alberta, including Slave Lake, High Prairie, and Peace River, increased by 3.3 per cent to 10.1. It is almost double [1.87 times] the unemployment rate last year at the…
Exhibit marks anniversary of Chuckegg Creek fire

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Many people from all over Alberta answered the call for help one year ago during the Chuckegg Creek wildfire. Now they have a chance to remember their contributions and relive the memories as the Town of…
Investigation deems fire ‘accidental’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A fire at a local restaurant first deemed to be suspicious is now termed accidental and the investigation closed. Big Lakes County fire chief David Sturgeon investigated the April 20 blaze which destroyed the Strawberry Service…
Staff sends special message to Grade 12 students

Schools still hoping to have ceremonies Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More that 70 graduating students of E.W. Pratt School were centre stage in front the High Prairie high school on the Mother’s Day weekend. A special display of photos of…
Big Lakes launches ALUS

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has launched a new program to improve the environment and farmland. The County was awarded $148,700 from the Alberta government’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program, says a county news release May 11. Funding…
Crews douse fire in truck on highway

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Fire crews quickly doused a fire in a truck travelling east of Faust on May 7. “It was a mechanical fire,” High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Warren Wright says. Police did not respond to the scene on…