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COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – March 4, 2021

As of March 4, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 331 new cases since March 3. There are 60 new cases in the North Zone since March 3. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since March 3. 10,984…
COVID-19 UPDATE – March 2, 2021

As of March 2, Alberta Health confirmed 257 new cases in Alberta since March 1. There are 40 new cases in the North Zone since March 1. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since March 1..…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A major hurdle has been cleared in hopes that Tim Hortons will soon build and open a store in High Prairie. “We have no issues with Tim Hortons going forward once again,” said Marlene Cobick,…

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie RCMP have arrested a male following an early morning car-jacking near Range Road 154 in Enilda Feb. 25. The incident began at 12:39 a.m. when police were alerted to a car-jacking involving a…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A man in Grimshaw who caused quite a stir after appearing at the Grimshaw Post Office Jan. 8 in a KKK-style hood will not be charged. Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, Media Relations Officer, Western Alberta District…
COVID-19 Resources – Updated September 9, 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. COVID-19 School Status Map Overview…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – March 3, 2021

As of March 3, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 402 new cases since March 2. There are 81 new cases in the North Zone since March 2. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone since March 2. 10,895…
PIC – Hang on, tight!

Sophia Willier, 9, of High Prairie, hangs on tight while sliding down a hill on the northwest corner of the tennis courts in High Prairie Feb. 27. Willier and a few friends gathered for some late afternoon outdoor fun in…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A major hurdle has been cleared in hopes that Tim Hortons will soon build and open a store in High Prairie. “We have no issues with Tim Hortons going forward once again,” said Marlene Cobick, Alberta…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Anyone thinking about not wearing a mask in High Prairie during the pandemic might want to think again. Town of High Prairie peace officer Alan Bloom reported at council’s Feb. 23 meeting that two people were…
PIC – Nature’s Fire

E.W. Klyne Photography submitted this photo of the abandoned burner at Bissell Bros. mill at Enilda, taken Feb. 23. Klyne waited 11 years for the photo.
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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Pedestrian bridge has lights! High Prairie citizens out for a leisurely stroll now have some light to guide them at the pedestrian bridge.Public Works Supt. Vern Walker told council at its Feb. 23 meeting that lights…
PIC – Lights honouring veterans destroyed

Sometime last week the two lights at the High Prairie Legion cenotaph were destroyed. The photo easily shows the destruction of the one light while the other was broken off completely. The lights were on continuously to honour those lost…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP have arrested a male following an early morning car-jacking near Range Road 154 in Enilda Feb. 25. The incident began at 12:39 a.m. when police were alerted to a car-jacking involving a firearm,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Victim Services is receiving a helping hand from High Prairie town council. Council agreed at its Feb. 23 meeting to write a letter to the Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association in support of its efforts…

Viersen opposes proposed legislation Chris CleggSouth Peace News The ruling federal Liberals have misfired on recent firearms legislation, says the Peace River – Westlock MP. Arnold Viersen says in a news release Feb. 23 that the proposed legislation [Bill C-21]…
PIC – Lakeshore takes stand

On Feb. 24, the Lakeshore Regional Police Service Crime Prevention Unit and Victim Services Unit, distributed pink masks in support of Pink Shirt Day. This day is recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying. The masks were…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Air ambulance missions in the High Prairie region continue to be active despite a slight drop in calls in 2020. Statistics for 2020 from STARS [Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society] were presented to Big Lakes County…

Jeff Burgar The common story is “Alberta doesn’t have an income problem. It has a spending problem.” That wasn’t always the case. In fact, as little as 20 years ago, our provincial government actually spent less per person than other…

Jeff Burgar My wife has one of two voices. The first is “Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing.” This happens often. If we are watching television or a movie. “Holy cow,” I will say, “What the heck gives…

Joseph Quesnel,Research Associate, Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. A World Heritage Site designation continues to prevent development of one of the largest cobalt and copper deposits in North America. That lack of development is denying opportunities for…