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September 19, 2012
Pick a toy, any toy. . .
The House of Hope held one of its annual free “sales” on Sept. 15. A yard close to High Prairie Elementary School was full of items available at absolutely no cost for anyone who needed things like toys, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, and much, much more. The children had a great time, as they sorted through the piles of toys, looking for one or two (or more) to bring home. Pictured, left-right, are Ethan Cunnignham, 10, Chazmin Knibb, 4, Kyra Giroux, and Sarah Edgar, 5, all of whom managed to find at least one stuffed animal to take home. Parents, meanwhile, found a trove of treasures that will also prove to be useful around the house. The House of Hope initially started collecting items for their store; however, they received so many donations, three years ago, they decided to start holding free yard “sales” to help reduce some of their inventory.
New hospital closer to reality
Representatives from around the region met with the minister of health on Sept. 13 and although final approval for the new High Prairie Hospital has not yet been granted, it’s close.
Fatal rollover on Highway 49
One man is dead and another is listed in serious condition at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie after the welding truck they were in left Highway 49 and rolled in the west ditch on the morning of Sept. 13.
Lesser Slave Lake fishery in bad shape, says Bell
Commercial fisherman Kevin Bell appeared in front of the M.D. of Big Lakes council on Sept. 12 to let council know about the rapidly declining commercial fishery happening on Lesser Slave, Snipe, and Utikuma lakes.
High Prairie Lions will roar no more
A service club with an exemplary 40-year history of raising money and completing community projects in High Prairie is folding.
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Skating coach has performed with the best in the world
The High Prairie Figure Skating Club’s search for a new head coach is over and they couldn’t be more pleased with the result.
Where are our leaders?
Say what you will of Conrad Black, but you can’t deny the fellow has a formidable mind.
The new gold rush
The stampede of eastern Canadians to Alberta to cash in on oilfield jobs is nothing new. It’s been going on, in waves, since roughly 1948. My parents, come to think of it, were part of it, moving west to Edmonton in 1954, from Ontario via Manitoba.
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