Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council is again being praised for not purchasing the old High Prairie Health Complex land. Lindsay Pratt attended as a public delegation at council’s April 9 meeting. “Thank you for not purchasing the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County wants to transfer its lease with the provincial government for Crown land by Spruce Point Park marina over to Spruce Point Park Association. At its regular meeting April 10, council directed administration to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposal from Town of High Prairie CAO Bill McKennan to create a “robust communications plan” needs further study, town council agreed at its April 9 meeting. A motion to “direct administration to retain external assistance…
Obituary – Steve Kushneryk

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Steve “Scoop” Kushneryk of St. Albert, formerly of Valleyview, announce his peaceful passing at the age of 87 years on Feb. 27, 2024. He was born to Tom and Nettie on…

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Ning named VP at Pratt

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Rebecca Ning has been appointed vice-principal of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie starting in September. She has been teaching at Prairie View Outreach School in High Prairie, says a High Prairie School Division news…
Family fulfills Sasakamoose’s dream

A ceremonial faceoff officially opened the Starr Sasakamoose SS Cup Hockey Tournament in High Prairie April 12-14. His daughter, Jordyn Sasakamoose, middle, dropped the puck in the ceremonial faceoff between Driftpile Cree Nation Chief Dwayne Laboucan, left, and Kristal Sasakamoose,…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It has been almost two weeks and the Town of High Prairie has still not responded to a request to produce an agenda and approved minutes from an April 22, 2023 meeting. Council discussed at that…

Jeff Burgar A “Thumbs Down” last week from a reader is food for thought. The item said, “A reader passes this along. To all people in High Prairie! Stop the fighting and work toward building a better community.” We think…
Peace River School Division nominates Polytechnic prez for award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division board has nominated Dr. Vanessa Sheane for the Alberta School Board Association’s (ASBA) annual Friends of Education Award. Sheane is the president of the Northwestern Polytechnic. The PRSD board of trustees unanimously…

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Students continue to explore new realms

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students create mystery to add interest. They have the viewer searching for meaning in their works. Students receive instruction from Rhonda Lund.

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The public will now have its say! McLennan town council gave first reading to a Municipal Council Bylaw at its April 8 meeting to elect only five members to council instead of seven in the 2025…
Sold out!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 21st annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show returns April 20-21 at the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and High Prairie Curling Rink. “We will have another full house of vendors,” says Darrell Basarab,…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter The Girouxville Museum is seeking some new individuals to sit on the board of a very beloved facility in the Smoky River Region. The museum is located at 5015- 50 Street in Girouxville and has over…