In response to the article in the Nov. 4, 2020 South Peace News, ‘Lakeshore pleased proposed Police Act will raise profile.’ What difference will Lakeshore Regional Police Service make if the Alberta Police Act raises their profile? We have six…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has started preparing for the 2021 municipal election Oct. 18, 2021. Council approved Jessica Plante as returning officer and Victoria Zahacy as substitute returning officer at its Nov. 25 meeting. Nomination day for…

Joseph L’Heureux,Lay Minister We are pilgrims on this earth. That is, we are away from our God during our time on this Earth and we will eventually return to Him after death. Of course, not all believe this, but all…
The Page – December 2, 2020

Your humble columnist is confused. Certainly, not the first time. And absolutely for sure, it won’t be the last.Let’s get on with the story. On Nov. 10, High Prairie town council decided to wade into the Driftpile Cree Nation –…
HPE cancels skating until February

Brodee Ellwood-ShewchukAlison SiegfriesHPE Reporters This is Brodee and Alison with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 3/4J students are excited to be starting their snowshoeing unit which will end in the spring with a…
Pratt artists celebrate Métis Week

Last week, Art students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School continued portrait studies. They also celebrated Métis Week, through the study of renowned Métis artist, Christi Belcourt. Her paintings, as well as, the student artworks, are inspired by Métis…
Unemployment decreases, still high

SPN Staff In October 2020, the unemployment rate in western Alberta improved, but it is still close to twice last year’s rate. In comparison to other regions it lost ground; however, it still has the third best unemployment rate in…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Town of HP slow in billing Big Lakes County council heard at its Nov. 25 meeting the Town of High Prairie is a little slow in invoicing the County for its services.During the presentation of the…
Province cuts red tape

Permits still required, by fee to cut trees waived Chris CleggSouth Peace News Albertans can now get their own Christmas trees and firewood from Crown land for free! But you still need a permit. The holiday season is here and…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County residents can now receive the most current up-to-date information during emergencies, thanks to a new system now in use. And it doesn’t cost them a cent! The County launched Voyent Alert! Nov. 30.…
PIC – Yes, locals do win the lottery!

The LOTTO Max jackpot is an estimated $60 million on Dec. 1. Many will buy tickets in hopes of winning the big prize. Many still complain no one local wins, and that all the winners seem to be in Quebec…

H.P. court docketNov. 16, 2020Judge D.R. Shynkar A Peace River man spent 130 days behind bars dealing with criminal matters, but is now a free man after being sentenced on six charges in High Prairie provincial court Nov. 16. And…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Sucker Creek boy who drove his father’s vehicle without insurance is paying a heavy price for his decision. The boy, 16, was fined $800 in High Prairie youth court Nov. 23 after High Prairie youth…

H.P. court docketMonday, Nov. 23Judge D.R. Shynkar A man who has appeared in High Prairie provincial court on his criminal charges 18 times abruptly changed his plea just before sentencing Nov. 23.Raymond J. Foss changed his guilty pleas on five…
Strawberry owners plan to rebuild

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The owners of Strawberry Service near Kinuso have taken the first steps in attempts to rebuild the popular gas bar, convenience store, restaurant. Big Lakes County passed first reading for a bylaw at its Nov. 25…