COVID-19 UPDATE – December 2, 2020

As of December 2, Alberta Health confirmed 1,685 new cases since Dec 1. There are 139 new cases in the North Zone since Dec 1. There has been 2 deaths recorded in the North Zone in the last 24 hours.…
PIC – Holiday cheer!

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus wave to people along the Santa Claus Parade route during High Prairie Light-Up Nov. 27.

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie town council has changed its mind on sending out letters of support to local Indigenous communities after Town of Slave Lake Councillor Joy McGregor issued what were viewed as racist comments by many at…
Driftpile lifts Slave Lake boycott

More steps needed to mend fences Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News ‘Difficult but productive’ was how Driftpile Cree Nation characterized a meeting with Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman on Nov. 12. It resulted in Driftpile rescinding a boycott of Slave…
COVID no hoax, says Shandro

Alberta Health minister disagrees with comments made at PR UCP meeting Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he “respectfully disagrees” with Dr. Roger Hodkinson’s opinion that masks are useless and COVID-19 is a hoax that is…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Big Lakes County taxpayer is getting his tax penalty waived. Meanwhile, it is prompting council to take a second look on how it collects its taxes and handles late penalties. Kimber Mader wrote council Oct.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie boy charged for his part in allegedly burning a bulldozer at Peavine Metis Settlement will have to wait a bit longer to find out his fate. The boy’s matter was spoken to in…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No means no! A Slave Lake man learned that lesson the hard way after being sent to prison for one year after appearing for sentencing on a charge of criminal harassment in High Prairie provincial court…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Charging Alberta Health Services for using the High Prairie Airport may be another step closer to reality. Town of High Prairie Councillor Arlen Quartly reported on the proposal during his report at council’s meeting Nov. 25.…
PIC – Reason for the Season

Part of the nativity scene at the Town of High Prairie Civic Square is lit beautifully for the holiday season. Many families stop to have their photos taken at the scene.

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No money, no grant. It’s the decision reached by Big Lakes County after receiving a request from the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council at its Nov. 25 meeting. The CRC submitted a grant application…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Joussard Community Association has a new executive. Lorene Rose is the new president and Albertine Prince vice-president after two very close votes Nov. 25. Rose defeated Cathy Wilcox 51-47 while Prince defeated Line Ronchon 50-49.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie is taking a more active role in health care by asking Alberta Health Services to fill vacancies with nurse practitioners. Councillor Brian Gilroy asked the matter be placed on the agenda…

Jeff Burgar CBC is reporting “secret” recordings of provincial government meetings! At those June meetings, responses to deal with the exploding COVID-19 cases in Alberta was the hot topic. According to the news report, health officials wanted more lockdowns. Politicians…

Chris Clegg The war of words between common citizens, politicians and scientists continues over the COVID pandemic. It should be no surprise to anyone I am not an expert on this matter. I have no significant training in the medical…