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Chris Clegg South Peace News A fire in Falher has turned into tragedy after a body was found inside the structure. RCMP Major Crimes Unit is now investigating the fatal fire. RCMP report the fire occurred Sept. 22 at about…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Whitefish Lake First Nation man was arrested on outstanding warrants after a chase which involved a police dog. RCMP Media Relations Const. Chantelle Kelly says on Sept. 16 Slave Lake RCMP and High Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Arnold Viersen is returning to Ottawa to represent the Conservative party for a third term. Viersen easily defeated his opponents in the Sept. 21 federal election which saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals…

Editor’s note: The official list of nominations in different municipalities is not official until release on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Some municipalities have released unofficial lists while others have chosen not to do so. Please check this site for regular updates.…

Big Lakes County Unofficial List [1] to be elected in each ward Ward 1 – Heart River/Salt Prairie Kenneth Cox Monica Kreiner Garrett Zahacy Ward 2 – Grouard Daniel Brownell Jeff Chalifoux Mariah Herben Ward 3 – Gilwood North/Triangle Ken…
Fire departments respond to building fire in Peace River

At 9:00 am on September 12, Peace River Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from a building on Main Street. On arrival, the Commanding Officer determined that a working structure fire was in progress and requested further…

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Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is going to cost High Prairie residents a little money in the new year to drink a glass of water or take a shower.And to get rid of excess water.Council decided at its Sept. 14…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP welcomes S/Sgt. Andrew Starr as the new interim detachment commander for the next two months.He started in the role Sept. 13 to fill the vacancy created when S/Sgt. Warren Wright transferred to Olds…
Pleasantview expansion proceeds

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new two-storey expansion project to add 20 seniors’ housing units at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie is ready to move up.Framing of prefabricated walls was scheduled to start Sept. 20, Heart River Housing CAO Lindsay…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What McLennan town council deems as an unsightly property will be dealt with in the next few months.For the last several months, councillors have expressed a concern with the house owned by Neil Barkhouse, located just…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie-area man charged with a major illegal fish operation was a no-show for his scheduled trial.Mickey Roland Andrews failed to appear for his trial Sept. 3 in High Prairie commissioners’ court Sept. 3.He faces…
NS Rural Crime Watch wins Justice Award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Efforts by the Northern Sunrise Rural Crime Watch Association have paid off not only for crime prevention efforts and victims of crime but for the organization.The organization was awarded a 2021 Alberta Community Justice Award during…

Chris Clegg It is a council’s job to lobby for the betterment of its community as much as possible. It involves making phone calls, writing letters, sending emails and more. How successful each council is varies. Some are effective, some…

Richard Froese Now that the federal election is over, it’s time to get on with the next election. Voters go to the polls Oct. 18 to elect municipal councils and boards for school divisions. Names of official candidates have been…

By Mark Milkeand Lennie KaplanCanadian Energy Centre Between 1969-2019, Canadian parents received $499 billion in family allowance payments and children’s benefits from the federal government. That 50-year cost was matched by $505 billion in revenues to governments from the oil…

Retired PastorPat Duffin,High PrairieChristian Centre An entire family started attending church after moving into town. They came from a different Christian faith expression and we were delighted to receive them. At the time, I was preaching a series on the…

Well, here we are in another health crisis!The Page is not an expert in the field and cannot offer any good advice. However, he was told the other day that masks were a good thing because it covered up his…
Renegades win first game in a rout

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Renegades win! Renegades win!The High Prairie Renegades won their first game in their sixth season in the high school Mighty Peace Football League.On home turf, the Renegades caged the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 34-6 on Sept. 10.“The…
Red Wings name Meyaard new coach

The High Prairie Red Wings have a new bench boss with local hockey roots as the team enters its third season in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.Trent Meyaard was named the new head coach Sept. 8.He replaces Kevin…