Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big Lakes County has updated its land-use bylaw to meet new regulations for storing pressure vessel containers. At its regular meeting Jan. 27, council adopted a bylaw to amend the section related to storing pressure tanks…

Joseph L’Heureux,Lay Minister. Who is the Holy Spirit? This is the same question some disciples of John the Baptist asked St. Paul, when they met him years after they had been baptized by John. [Acts 19:1-7] The Holy Spirit descended…
The Page – March 2, 2021

Well gosh, trust CTV and CBC TV news to set the record straight!So last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a telephone chat with new American President Joe Biden.Both the national networks reported that life is going back to normal,…
Pleasantview presentation postponed

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A presentation to show proposed plans to expand Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie has been postponed to March 10 from March 2. Design plans and drawings to add 20 units to the seniors lodge will be…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Crime reduction initiatives, community policing, and drug reduction remain the three top priorities for High Prairie town council in 2021. High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt. Warren Wright attended council’s Feb. 23 meeting to hear the wishes of…

Authorities will target illegal ATV drivers in hamlets Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Traffic safety, speeding and all-terrain vehicles [ATVs] in hamlets are the top priorities for peace officers and bylaw officers in Big Lakes County in 2021. At its meeting…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Crime prevention, traffic safety and reducing illegal drug activity are the top three priorities Big Lakes County has set for High Prairie RCMP and Faust RCMP. At its regular meeting Feb. 24, council set the priorities…
RCMP target erratic ATV drivers, drugs

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie RCMP is stepping up efforts to curb poor drivers of all-terrain vehicles in hamlets and reduce illegal drug activity. S/Sgt. Warren Wright says High Prairie RCMP and Faust RCMP are ready to boost patrols…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Students attending High Prairie schools may still be able to use the Sports Palace for skating. In an abrupt turn of events after terminating the Joint-Use Agreement with local school divisions, High Prairie town council decided…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Steps to start the High Prairie and Area Business Support Network [BSN] are still moving forward. “We are looking to reach out to different stakeholders to build support for the BSN,” says Josh Friesen, Community Futures…
Efforts to build helipad stall

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A permanent helipad at High Prairie Health Complex remains a top priority for Big Lakes County and STARS air ambulance service. However, plans to work on a project with Alberta Health Services [AHS] are still up…
COVID-19 UPDATE – March 2, 2021

As of March 2, Alberta Health confirmed 257 new cases in Alberta since March 1. There are 40 new cases in the North Zone since March 1. There has been 1 death recorded in the North Zone since March 1..…
News Briefs – March 2, 2021

Chris CleggSouth Peace News MP pooh-poohs Liberal decision Peace River – Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is supporting his party’s stance opposing the expansion of Bill C-7 to include mental illness.On Feb. 23, the Hon. Rob Moore, Conservative Shadow Minister for…

SPN Staff Junior and senior high school students can have their voices heard by the provincial government. Students are invited to apply to join the Education Minister’s Youth Council, says a government news release Feb. 18. About 40 students will…
Wings on thin ice to resume season

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News If the hockey season for the High Prairie Red Wings is allowed to resume in the next few weeks, plans to play at home could be on thin ice. The Red Wings may have to leave…