Mac Olsen Spotlight Children should pack their rods and tackle boxes for a day of fishing at Winagami Lake Provincial Park this Saturday. The Knights of Columbus McLennan/High Prairie Council is holding their ninth annual fishing derby on the breakwater…

Cecile Tanasiuk, of Kinuso, passed away May 17 in Edmonton at the age of 77 years, after a long battle with pneumonia. Cecile was born on April 9, 1940 in High Prairie. She was the youngest child of Howard and…

Gerald Louis Rich passed away on May 10, 2017 at the age of 87 years, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 17, 1929. Gerald is survived by: his children, Juanita [Laurence], Greg [Jeannie], Crosby [Linda], Cynthia [Ken], Mary…
Joussard School – Students enjoy time at indoor pool

Passion Giroux Joussard Reporter Warm greetings from Joussard School once again! In wandering around the school and talking to students, the following information was gathered. Our kindergarten students have just finished a week of swimming lessons. This was so much…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Strike two! But in this case, two strikes and you’re out. High Prairie town council denied a funding request from the Farm Safety Centre at its May 23 meeting. On March 1, Big Lakes County…
Council planning to help golf club

Chris Clegg South Peace News No problem. It’s what High Prairie town council decided at its May 23 meeting after approving a $60,000 line of credit comfort letter for the High Prairie and District Golf Club. Interim club president Becky…

Richard Froese South Peace News A contract to replace a bridge and other work at Strawberry Creek has been awarded well under budget. At its regular meeting May 24, Big Lakes County awarded the tender to Carmacks Enterprises of Nisku,…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local community events and projects have been supported with funding from Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting May 10, council approved a request from the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre with sponsorship of $300…
Police warn against gangs and fentanyl

Richard Froese South Peace News Dangers of gangs and the fentanyl were described by RCMP during a Community Drug Awareness and Gang Seminar on April 4 in partnership with local schools. High Prairie RCMP Const. Tim MacFarlane spoke about gangs…
PIC – Archbishop inspires students

Grouard – McLennan Catholic Diocese Archbishop Gerard Pettipas visited students of St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie on May 24 as part of his regional tour in the last two weeks of May. In the photo, Pettipas speaks to Grade…

Dan Cooper, President, High Prairie Branch, Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Those with a belief or hope in God usually have faith that He hears and answers prayers. We are all God’s children, and because of this we want to…
The 1945 Yandeau murders

Wife, 3 children die in fire at Big Meadow near High Prairie Compiled by Diana Oliver Violet Komisar Donald Fevang Just over 72 years ago, on May 15, 1945, a fire took the life of Cecile Elizabeth Yandeau, 30, and…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Play ball! Men’s fastball will be played this year in the South Peace starting June 5. About a dozen interested players met May 18 at Smitty’s Restaurant and formed the Big Lakes Men’s Fastball league.…

Richard Froese South Peace News A golf tournament to thank first responders in the region is being supported by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting May 24, council granted a request to sponsor the July 3 tournament 3, hosted…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Senior’s Spring Tea will kick off events June 4-9 when the region celebrates Seniors Week. The High Prairie Municipal Library hosts the tea, which begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Tea…