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September 17, 2014

Many faces at the trade show

Katelyn Lambert, left, crafter Linda Taylor, centre left, Alyson Gray, centre right, and Brayley Emter added to the colour of the mannequin faces with handmade winter headgear at the second High Prairie Trade Show on Sept. 13-14 at the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. The trade show was hosted by High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. About 50 vendors participated in the event. Watch for more coverage and photos next week in the South Peace News.

Council debates utility increases

High Prairie town council is considering raising water fees by 16 per cent and sewage rates by 60 per cent next year, meaning residents could be paying hundreds of dollars more in fees each year.

Grant sought to build lift station

To reduce the burden on taxpayers for a new $2.1 million lift station in High Prairie, town council made the last step to scure provincial funding for the project.

Walk promotes message: don't drink while pregnant

About 30 people supporting the fight against FASD participated in a Walk for FASD in High Prairie on Sept. 9 as part of International FASD Day.

Community health clinic would attract more doctors

With another physician soon leaving High Prairie, a new concept to try and attract new and more physicians has taken higher priority by Alberta Health Services.

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Golden rule days

Most of us don’t know the difference between polycardia arrhythmia and a berfunkled thyroid. We might be able to turn on the gas in an operating room. After that, well, let’s hope the rest of the room knows what to do. They will all pitch in to help, as they did for Leonardo DiCaprio, the star in the movie Catch Me If You Can.

Hunters need not apologize

My favourite time of the year has arrived - the hunting season - and I make no apologies for it.

Restoration spells “RESToration”

Bang! What was that?

Spotlight: El Nino expected to impact fall, winter weather

While parts of Canada saw their share of hot weather, summer wasn’t a scorcher for many Canadians, which has left some wondering if the cooler temperature pattern will continue through the fall.

Spotlight: In the Woods Animal Rescue grows, but so does the need!!

In the Woods Animal Rescue in Marie Reine has expanded their operations to handle more cat, dogs and other animals - but their need for financial, material and human resources is also growing.

Your Horoscope for the third week of September

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, immerse yourself in activities that put you first over the next few days. Whether it’s a date or simply alone time, enjoy it and start tending to your needs.

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