New college campus in High Prairie in final stages

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College is just weeks away from putting final touches on its new $24 million campus building in High Prairie. “We’re very pleased with the progress,” says board chair Daniel Vandermeulen, of High Prairie. “The…
Back to classes with COVID-19 precautions

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Classrooms will open when students go back to school in September as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Schools will be ready to welcome students under near-normal daily operations with health measures, announced by the government July…
COVID-19 UPDATE – August 4, 2020

As of August 4, Alberta Health has confirmed 300 new cases in Alberta in the last 96 hours. July 31=97, August 1=67, August 2=74, August 3=65. There are 47 new cases in the North Zone over the last 96 hours.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Schools in Northland School Division are getting ready to welcome students back to classes as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. The board and staff are drafting a plan to prevent the risk and spread of COVID,…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More than just new businesses in the Town of High Prairie will get special recognition by the town. At its regular meeting July 28, town council approved the updated grand opening appreciation policy reviewed by the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College is one of 11 colleges active in a plan to help Alberta economy recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Alberta Colleges Economic Recovery Task Force has issued its initial recommendations to support…

H.P. court docketJuly 27, 2020Judge D.R. Shynkar A young man who damaged a fence in High Prairie at a farmers’ field in a police chase on a quad will spend another four months behind bars.Dustin T. St. Laurent, 34, of…
PICs – Near the end of the road – upgrades!

Highway upgrades in the M.D. of Smoky River south of Falher and in the High Prairie region are winding down as crews have battled with rainy wet weather in the past few weeks. Crews continue to repave Highway 2A between…
NADC advocates for broadband in the north

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News The Northern Alberta Development Council 2018-19 annual report says it advocated for more broadband internet in the north; released a report of types of flax which will grow in the area (a food and fiber…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 31, 2020

As of July 31, Alberta Health has confirmed 240 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 113 on July 30, and 127 on July 31. There are 24 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48…
COVID-19 UPDATE – July 29, 2020

As of July 29, Alberta Health has confirmed 213 new cases in Alberta in the last 48 hours. 80 on July 28, and 133 July 29 There are 23 new cases in the North Zone over the last 48 hours.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Two men were rescued from the waters of Lesser Slave Lake at Joussard July 11 around 1 p.m. by two local men. Jim Trevors and Marcel Duchesneau pulled the men to safety after their canoe capsized…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A proposed development permit for a cardlock facility, convenience store and sanitary dump in the High Prairie’s west end has hit a snag. However, High Prairie town council is quickly dealing with the matter. The applicant…
Tax break for Tolko continues

County honouring agreement Chris CleggSouth Peace News Big Lakes County is honouring its commitment to Tolko Industries by providing a tax break in 2020. While it may look bad in some resident’s eyes, especially since council raised taxes at a…