COVID-19 UPDATE – September 29, 2020

As of September 29, Alberta Health has confirmed 160 new cases in Alberta in the last 24 hours. There are 14 new cases in the North Zone over the last 24 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
Join us at our AGM on Oct. 2

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council serves an area over 20,000 km2 through a board of directors comprised of local business and property owners, recreational enthusiasts, municipal representatives, First Nations and Metis peoples and various other stakeholders. What began as a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Owners of an RV business west of High Prairie are asking to rezone the land, a process started many years ago. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, Big Lakes County council gave first reading to redistrict…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County will pay the full cost to replace the heating and cooling systems in a museum at Kinuso. At its regular meeting Sept. 23, council approved a motion by Kinuso Councillor Ken Killeen to…
Sixties Scoop survivors receive COVID packages

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was not only a chance to reconnect and meet with Sixties Scoop survivors, but a chance to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta was at the Peavine Inn and…
Council notebook

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Priority based budgeting examined High Prairie town council approved a request by Mayor Brian Panasiuk to participate in a priority based budgeting Webinar Sept. 30.Panasiuk told council he received an e-mail inviting council to take part.Town…
Sisters in Spirit Walk Oct. 4

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s a trend organizers are hoping to grow. Last year, the most successful Sisters in Spirit Walk to date was held around the Peace region with Kinuso, Driftpile, Peace River, Slave Lake and Valleyview all taking…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A survey to develop a recreation master plan for the High Prairie region wrapped up. The High Prairie and District Recreation Board will use information from the survey to draft a recreation master plan for the…
Prairie River welcomes 2 new teachers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two new teachers have joined the staff of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie. However, both are not new to High Prairie School Division. Kim Elliott teaches Math, Science, and Health, mostly to Grade…
No ‘big shindig’ for the 100th Forest Week

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News While 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of National Forest Week, the celebrations and education opportunities around Lesser Slave Lake, will be different than normal. Most years, Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education Society has a ‘big…
PICs – Efforts will be recognized by council

Town of High Prairie Councillor Judy Stenhouse reminded council at its Sept. 22 meeting of a recent policy change. She noted the marked improvements at the Raven Inn and Burger Baron. Council amended its Grand Opening Appreciation Policy at its…
Red Wings open training camp

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings take to home ice Oct. 3 to open their second season in the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League. High Prairie hosts the Enoch Northern Alberta Tomahawks at the Sports Palace at…
Make-a-Wish benefits from act of kindness

Alison SiegfriesHPE Reporter This is Alison Siegfries with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week for the South Peace News. In Grade 5PS, at-home learning students are choosing from one of the personal narratives they created. They will…