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COVID-19 UPDATE – August 6, 2020

As of August 6, Alberta Health has confirmed 150 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. August 5=94, August 6=56. There are 12 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours. There has been 1…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated July 22, 2020

Listed below are links to available resources for Albertans during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, a list of symptoms, and Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. If you would like to see other resources please send us a comment. Schools will re-open in the…
COVID impact on HP businesses planned in study

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on businesses in the Town of High Prairie may be examined in a regional study. At its regular meeting July 28, town council approved a request from Community Futures…
HP council studies broadband options

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Town of High Prairie council remains committed to improve broadband services in the community. Now the town is considering a project of its own. At its regular meeting July 28, council directed staff to schedule a…
Golden Walleye Classic cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Anyone wanting to participate in the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic at Shaw’s Point Resort near High Prairie will have to wait for 2021. Organizers have called off the event planned for the Labour Day weekend,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Albertans can remotely prepare for court in a new Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) initiative. A duty counsel team provides critical services to rural communities until the end of August during the COVID-19 pandemic. People may access…

Jeff Burgar In the good old days of one of Alberta’s periodic boom times, it was common to hear leaders of various expanding communities whining about their problems. Grande Prairie. Lloydminster. Red Deer. Even Beaumont and Vegreville. “Gosh,” they would…

Jeff Burgar “Kids,” she said firmly, “just don’t pay attention to the news. They haven’t a clue what is going on in the world.” Honestly, many of us have the same idea. Kids and young adults walking with ear buds…

I would like to share a thank you on behalf of the High Prairie and Faust RCMP for the recent generosity and support that the community members of the areas we service have been showing during these difficult times in…

By Sylvain CharleboisProfessor, Dalhousie UniversityCourtesy of Troy Media People under the age of 30 will pay a dear price for the global pandemic and could even be renamed the COVID-19 generation. After almost five months, most would agree that the…

Pastor Keith Williams,High Prairie Bethel Baptist Church With all the controversy surrounding Black Lives Matter (BLM) I thought it would be diligent for us to look at what scripture says, after all, those of us who call ourselves Christians should…
The Page – August 5, 2020

Change your vehicle license plates. Ride A bicycle. Take public transit. Those are suggestions from British Columbia premier John Horgan to any Albertans thinking of holidays in that fine province.Apparently, some Albertans vacationing in BC have been harassed by the…
New college campus in High Prairie in final stages

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College is just weeks away from putting final touches on its new $24 million campus building in High Prairie. “We’re very pleased with the progress,” says board chair Daniel Vandermeulen, of High Prairie. “The…
Back to classes with COVID-19 precautions

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Classrooms will open when students go back to school in September as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Schools will be ready to welcome students under near-normal daily operations with health measures, announced by the government July…
COVID-19 UPDATE – August 4, 2020

As of August 4, Alberta Health has confirmed 300 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. July 31=97, August 1=67, August 2=74, August 3=65. There are 47 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Schools in Northland School Division are getting ready to welcome students back to classes as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. The board and staff are drafting a plan to prevent the risk and spread of COVID,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More than just new businesses in the Town of High Prairie will get special recognition by the town. At its regular meeting July 28, town council approved the updated grand opening appreciation policy reviewed by the…