Richard Froese South Peace News A time capsule buried in High Prairie during Canada’s centennial in 1967 will be opened in August as part of local sesquicentennial festivities. The High Prairie and District Museum will open the capsule located on…
Register now for the 29th annual Golden Walleye Classic

Mac Olsen Spotlight Fishing teams wanting to participate in this year’s Golden Walleye Classic should register as soon as possible. “We are looking forward to everyone coming out and having a good time,” says Ken Sperling, chairperson of the Golden…
Police charge 2, seek third suspect

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie RCMP have arrested two people and are seeking a third in connection with a pair of robberies. On June 22, police arrested an adult male and female and laid several charges after it…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Lesser Slave Lake region’s environmental watchdog will be among those attending a special meeting in Faust July 11 to discuss the former Faust Osmose site. Alberta Environment and Parks staff are holding the meeting…
PIC – With a little help…

Faust held its Canada Day celebrations July 8 due to many other events one week earlier in the region. Activities drew well over 100 during the afternoon at the playground. Above, Sarah Henry, 7, of Faust, did not let her…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Hundreds of people are expected to converge at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park July 15 to celebrate Parks Day. A full range of activities is planned to celebrate what Alberta’s parks have to offer, says Conservation…
The Fieldman Files – Dealing with weed control and wet areas

Norm Boulet and Sheila Kaus In the world of Agricultural Fieldman, there are newbies like myself, seasoned individuals who know their way around, and veterans like my colleague, Norm Boulet. When he first approached me about contributing to “The Fieldman…
Joussard School – Last days of school a blast!

Sierra Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello and happy summer from Joussard School. This is our last report for the year and we would like to thank Chris Clegg, editor at South Peace News, for giving us so much support in reporting…

Spotlight Staff Non-profit community groups and organizations now have greater access to provincial funding with an expanded and streamlined Community Grants programs, says a government news release. “Our government remains committed to supporting the community-based organizations that are working hard…
St. Andrew’s honours top students

St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie presented awards to junior and senior high school students during the Celebrations of Learning, June 15 Overall Honour Roll – Grade 7 Abbie Cottingham, Caci Cunningham, Ella Deering, Emily Donahue, Callista Gomes, Konnor…
PICs – Schools share 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 for activities. PRJH students enjoyed displays, archery, beading, bannock on a…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” [2…
Girouxville Co-op celebrates 75 years

Mac Olsen Spotlight This year marks 75 years for the Girouxville Co-op being in business. The co-op held a customer appreciation lunch on June 21 to mark the anniversary, which included hamburgers and cake. The certificate of incorporation was issued…
PICs – Soccer players get final kick at the cat

The High Prairie Minor Soccer Society finished another season with final games June 28. About 180 players enjoyed the season, says Angie Halverson, society president. Medals for players 6-and-under and 4-and-under were provided by sponsor Tim Hortons while others were…
Nanninga latest addition to county administration

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has welcomed Heather Nanninga as its new director of corporate services, starting June 19. Most recently, she served as chief financial officer at Lakeland College, with campuses in Vermilion and Lloyd-m inster.…