Valedictorian extends thanks during speech

Jessica Smith, Valedictorian Hello and good afternoon. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for being here today to celebrate with the graduating class of 2017. A special thanks to the teachers and staff at E.W. Pratt…
E.W. Pratt graduating class celebrates 2017 commencement

Richard Froese South Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 62 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were under the spotlight during commencement ceremonies June 30. And so the Adventure Begins was the theme for the…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Pain and trauma exact a great toll upon a person. Betrayal, violation, jealousy and disappointment can imprison you on many levels. The dual nature of a “me first” and a “shame”…

Richard Froese South Peace News Potential closure of Canada Post rural post offices concerns Big Lakes County council. At its regular meeting June 28, council approved a recommendation to support a request from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Council…
PICs – Celebration of culture

Students in local schools celebrated Aboriginal Day on June 21. Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Metis Settlement welcomed several students from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie, who enjoyed displays, archery, beading, bannock on a stick, shelter building…
Chamber sets date for Business Gala

Richard Froese South Peace News Plans to celebrate Small Business Week in October with a Business Gala have been started by the High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce. At its monthly meeting July 5, the chamber selected Oct. 21…

Jeff Burgar Even if you have not tried all the options, throw money at a problem. In fact, when you haven’t even defined the problem, what the heck, throw money anyway! And best of all, you get the same ‘good’…
PICs – Kinuso Parade attracts 43 entries

Spirit for the Kinuso Canada Day – Rodeo Parade July 1 was evident as red and white was prominently displayed on many entries. The parade attracted 43 entries – an amazing number for a small hamlet, and great credit to…
MLA’s Report – Making childcare more accessible

Danielle Larivee, MLA, Lesser Slave Lake One of the biggest challenges facing working families in Lesser Slave Lake and across the province is the cost of childcare. I recognize, and our government recognizes, the need to make childcare more affordable…

Jeff Burgar Have a good event and inevitably, there will be people wanting to do it all over again next year. It might be a music festival, a family picnic, a big sale at a store, or some kind of…
Cancer survivor ready to give back

Richard Froese South Peace News A young High Prairie boy who conquered cancer, along with his family, will host a barbecue July 18 to thank the community for its support. Josh Halverson, 13, and his family will host the event…
Thousands attend annual Driftpile Powwow

Driftpile held its annual celebration of culture at the Driftpile Powwow June 16-18. Spectacular Grand Entries highlighted the weekend. Master of ceremonies Denny Bellerose, Devin Bellerose and Stan Isadore kept things moving quickly, much to the enjoyment of the thousands…
The Page – July 12, 2017

The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to have local celebrity Linsay Willier and out-of-towner Chief Clarence Louie as guest speakers at the Chamber’s Small Business gala in late October. Willier, who originally hails from Sucker Creek, is…
PICs – PRJH recognizes exceptional students

Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie presented special awards during a year-end assembly June 23. The school introduced the 3A-3R Award, created to honour a student who excels in academics, arts and athletics, and is responsible, respectful and…