Food bank celebrates

Organization marks 25 years of operation, service Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and District Food Bank Society celebrated its 25th anniversary at a special banquet July 29. Volunteers, board members, supporters and community leaders gathered at Peavine…
Mind Over Metal Camp applauded

SPN Staff Northern Lakes College, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Association Foundation, and Shell, celebrated the successful completion of the Mind Over Metal Welding Camp last week. The one-week camp for youth between the ages of 12-15 years was…
First LED lights installed

Chris Clegg South Peace News The first LED lights in High Prairie are now shining bright. ATCO Electric installed the first three lights July 25 and wants public input regarding their effectiveness. Amanda Mattern, ATCO’s district manager, told High Prairie…
NLC’s Everatt inks new 5-year contract

SPN staff Northern Lakes College has their woman. On July 6, NLC announced that in June the board of governors approved Ann Everatt’s contract extension as president and CEO for five more years. In reaching its decision, the board agreed…
Gospel Sing honours the late Pat O’Rourke

Richard Froese South Peace News Local church pastors were honoured during the Community Gospel Sing evening July 30 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie. Songs of the evening were dedicated to the late Pat O’Rourke, pastor of the Lighthouse…
Poulter remembered as a man of passion

Chris Clegg South Peace News Former Town of High Prairie councillor Mike Poulter is being remembered as a man of passion, whether it be politics, the library, or his beloved homeland, England. Poulter passed away last week at the age…
Penny Carnival returns Aug. 10

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s once again time for children to raid their piggy banks! The High Prairie Municipal Library is gearing up for its 24th Annual Penny Carnival Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. The carnival is a fun…
Triangle Hoedown Jamboree features new covered dance floor

Richard Froese Spotlight Toes were tapping and hands were clapping at the fifth annual Triangle Hoedown Jamboree on July 20-23 at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds. “Besides the music, the major highlight of the event was a new covered dance…
Council pushing the envelope

Chris Clegg South Peace News The old hospital site is land High Prairie town council wants to secure, and the sooner the better. Council agreed at its July 25 meeting to write a letter to several levels of government to…
Ebbett awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Chris Clegg South Peace News The High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron has asked themselves many times over the years, “What would we do without Wendell [Ebbett]?” And so has the High Prairie Legion. And the High Prairie Golden Age Club,…
Elks Rodeo notes

Chris Clegg South Peace News Still room to enter Mutton Bustin’ They are the youngest competitors at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo and perhaps the most popular. Is it any surprise that the biggest cheers at the rodeo may…
West to play at rodeo dance

Be prepared for a new voice at this year’s High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo dances Aug. 1-2. Roger West, an entertainer who exemplifies passion with a heart the size of Texas, quickly rose to be one of the Ontario’s top…
Spectacular parade kicks off rodeo

“The Biggest Little Parade in the Peace” promises to be another spectacular event this year. The High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade kicks off with the annual parade at 11 a.m. Dozens of entries make this parade truly the best…
Ready for an action-packed 2 days of fun?

High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Aug. 1-2 Chris Clegg South Peace News Want rodeo? High Prairie has two action-packed days heading your way in less than one week. The High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo rolls into town Aug. 1-2 with…
Community celebrates culture

Chris Clegg South Peace News An enjoyable evening of activities highlighting aboriginal culture was held by the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre June 21. Rose Wabasca led opening ceremonies with a light smudge, opening prayer and drum songs. She spoke…
10 essential summer safety tips

Summers in Alberta are filled with warmth, sunshine and lots of options for outdoor activities and festivals. Check out the following top 10 summer safety tips from Alberta Blue Cross to make sure you and your family have a fun…