SPN Staff Jeff Burgar’s editorials have earned South Peace News top marks in the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Competition. South Peace News placed first in its circulation class [1,100-1,999]. It marks the eleventh time the paper has won…
PIC – Topsy-turvy

Crimson Ferguson dives over the bar during the high jump at the High Prairie Elementary School Track Meet June 7. Watching is E.W. Pratt HIgh School student Cole Isaac, one of many students who helped run the meet.

Chris Clegg South Peace News Fans of Tim Hortons may soon be sipping on their favourite coffee after news broke last week that an agent for the company has applied for a development permit to build in High Prairie. The…

Robert Lloyd Cunningham was born May 4, 1932 and was called and passed over in his home in Kinuso with his wife by his side on June 4, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Bob will be missed by:…
North Country Fair like coming home for Scott Cook

Joe McWilliams For Spotlight Spotlight reached Scott Cook by email in Kerrville Texas. He was performing at a festival down there. The next couple of emails came from Tulsa Oklahoma, where he was “hanging out,” before his next gig. First…
Joussard School – Students raise $2,000+ at fundraiser

Passion Giroux Joussard Reporter Hello, this is the news from Joussard School coming to you once again. In kindergarten, our students have been busy little people learning all about recognizing, labeling and building patterns. They can now tell you what…
HPE – Rootin’ tootin’ time enjoyed by K students

Emily Fortin HPE Reporter This is Emily Fortin here with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 2L has been working extremely hard to know everything about numbers. Grade 3J would like to thank E.W.…
Something is brewing.

  Chris Clegg South Peace News   Fans of Tim Hortons may soon be sipping on their favourite coffee after news broke last week that an agent for the company has applied for a development permit to build in High…
The Page – June 7, 2017

Environment Canada released last week its prediction for the coming summer months. Locally, northern Alberta has a 40-50 per cent chance of temperatures above normal. It’s going to be a little bit warmer than average, according to how The Page…
PICs – Watershed council holds barbecue

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council held its annual barbecue, in conjunction with the Royal Bank, May 31. Hotdogs and hamburgers were served and information distributed on the council’s events, goals and objectives. Staff of the council and bank were cooks…
County welcomes ag fieldman

Richard Froese South Peace News Sheila Kaus has joined the staff of Big Lakes County as agricultural fieldman. “I believe being an agricultural fieldman is one of the best ways to serve your community and make a positive contribution,” says…
PICs – Sound of music delights all

High Prairie Elementary School presented its annual Spring Night concert for Grades 4-5 on May 30. Students played recorders under the direction of music teacher Justin Arnesto, ukeleles with music teacher Andrea Pollock, and traditional French Canadian dance directed by…

H.P. court docket May 29, 2017 Judge D.R. Shynkar A 34-year-old man will dig deep into his pockets to pay for drinking and driving. Stacey L. Morning- child, of Slave Lake, was fined almost $1,900 after pleading guilty to two…
Anderson receives cadet’s top honour

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Air Cadet Squadron celebrated another successful and rewarding season May 27. Sgt. Sheldon Anderson won the Top Cadet Award for 539 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Talon Squadron at its 66th Annual Ceremonial…
PIC – A job well done!

South Peace News was recognized by the Air Cadet League of Alberta for its continued coverage and support of the program at its annual ceremonial review May 27. Deputy Northwest Wing Director Wayne Reitsma, left, presents a certificate to South…

Amy Norland, For High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church Peace: something the whole world wants and is always slightly out of reach. Where to find it? Most of us, when we are heavily burdened with events beyond our control,…