PIC – Vigil remembers lives lost in residential schools

Several former Indian residential school students of St. Bruno’s Mission in Joussard look at a special memorial in Joussard to remember 215 children, whose bodies were found buried on site at Kamloops Residential School. Standing, left-right, are Kirby Chalifoux, Brenda…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A very happy High Prairie town council is still taking a cautious approach to information in a letter stating the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex will be demolished this year. “To me, it’s information but…
PIC – Friendly reminder

The Town of High Prairie posted an important message on its electronic sign June 9. Council urges everyone to get vaccinated for COVID as soon as possible. Vaccination rates are lowest in northern Alberta compared to the rest of Alberta.…
Vigil remembers lives lost in residential schools

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Former students of Indian residential schools were remembered and honoured during a special memorial vigil June 8 in Joussard. About 200 people gathered on the site of the former St. Bruno’s Mission that operated from 1913-1969.…

Leader StaffFor South Peace News A Peerless Lake man has pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter for the death of Jared Letendre, 25, in Peerless Lake on June 25, 2018. Paul Henry Trindle, 25, appeared in court by…
News Briefs

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Leave gun laws to feds, says council A proposed federal law, Bill C-21, is not being endorsed by High Prairie town council.The bill calls for municipalities to each enact their own gun laws.“In my opinion, I…
5-month timeline given for new HP S/Sgt. to arrive

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It may take up to five months to find a new staff sergeant to lead the High Prairie RCMP detachment. Current S/Sgt. Warren Wright attended his last High Prairie town council meeting June 8 to bid…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A trial set to start June 7 for a High Prairie man charged in a major illegal fish-poaching operation is postponed. Louis Robert Bellrose, 85, was scheduled for trial June 7-11 in Edmonton provincial court. However,…
The Fair Deal

Is Alberta getting a fair deal from the federal governnment in Confederation, especially regarding transfer payments? Alberta voters will decide in a referendum during the Oct. 18 municipal elections. Locally, three MLAs say Alberta is not. Kenney introduces referendum question…

When Town of High Prairie Mayor Brian Panasiuk proposed helping the developer to make the Tim Hortons franchise a reality at its June 8 meeting, there wasn’t exactly a rush to the table to support it. But they did! Unanimously!…

Jeff Burgar Should people paid $100,000 or $200,000 per year, or more, know better? I’m talking upper level government employees. That pay doesn’t mention the gold-plated pensions, fringe benefits and entitlements that go along with being highly paid servants of…

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by News Media Canada chair Jamie Irving to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: The media outlets publishing this letter are competitors. We publish news in every region in Canada. In both languages. We don’t…

By Alexandre Massaux,Research Associate,Frontier Centre for Public Policy,Courtesy of Troy Media. At the end of 2020, Alberta’s debt was estimated at $98 billion, Manitoba’s was $28.6 billion and Saskatchewan’s stood at $15 billion. These debts are lower than Quebec’s [$220…

Pastor Brian Gilroy,High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. People wear masks for a variety of reasons: COVID, hospital rules, celebrations like Mardi Gras, parades, and to hide their identity. When we mention the idea of a person using a mask…