COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 14, 2021

As of April 14, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,412 new cases since April 13. There are 235 new cases in the North Zone since April 13. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 13. 14,038…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 13, 2021

As of April 13, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,081 new cases since April 12. There are 147 new cases in the North Zone since April 12. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 12. 13,865…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 12, 2021

As of April 12, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,136 new cases since April 11. There are 507 new cases in the North Zone since April 9. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 9. 13,753…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 8, 2021

As of April 8, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,429 new cases since April 7. There are 184 new cases in the North Zone since April 7. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the North Zone since April 7. 13,417…
COVID-19 Mini-UPDATE – April 7, 2021

As of April 7, 2021 Alberta Health confirmed 1,351 new cases since April 6. There are 211 new cases in the North Zone since April 6. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since April 6. 13,325…
PIC – Many hands make light work!

Several young skateboarders volunteered to clear the ice and snow at the Q Skate Plaza in High Prairie on April 1. The effort was a family affair as four brothers pulled together. Standing left-right, are Terence Nahachick, Robert Auger, Skylar…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The physio department at the High Prairie Health Complex is not closing, despite the worst case of scenarios presented by the rumour mill last week. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the level of service was…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta are calling on the Government of Alberta to suspend new forestry legislation until concerns about impacts on inherent and Treaty rights are addressed. In December 2020, Alberta enacted Bill…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP are investigating an incident where it appears some culprits were helping themselves to some free steaks and hamburgers. RCMP received a report regarding the death of a cow located on the side of…
PIC – The colours of Easter

The colours of Easter were bright and clear on the front window of the home of Larry and Verna Auger in High Prairie. The window was painted by their daughter Lorelee Supernault. Standing in the photo, left-right, are Larry Auger…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a hot topic on the High Prairie & Area Discussion Board a few weeks ago, and now the Alberta NDP is wading into the debate. Local citizens were complaining about increasing utility bills with…
PIC – Lights, camera, action!

Upgraded traffic lights were installed in High Prairie at the intersection of Highway 2 and 50 Street on the west side of town on March 26. Although the lights are improved, the work did not include adjustments to the cameras…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A young woman from Gift Lake was sentenced on several charges related to an incident that the judge describes as similar to a home invasion. Hailee R. Laliberte, 21, was handed a global sentence of probation…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A young man charged with an armed carjacking Feb. 25 near Enilda will go to trial in two months. Jonah Chad Sawan, 25, of Slave Lake, appeared in High Prairie provincial court March 29 when his…

Jeff Burgar A sharp fellow said years ago, “If you want to get people to do things, first of all, you need a project.” Those weren’t a former MLA’s exact words from years ago, but summed up what Dennis Barton…

Jeff Burgar If groundhogs are on any payroll anywhere, probably many people responsible for hiring are thinking of de-hiring those fuzzballs. The problem of course, is winter. At the end of March last week, winter was very obviously still with…