Chris Clegg South Peace News Make it six straight wins to start the season for the High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints boy’s basketball team. The Saints outgunned the hometown Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers 73-53 Jan. 18 to remain the only…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The St. Andrew’s Saints continue to win games. The girl’s basketball team won 31-14 at Donnelly Jan. 18 against the G.P. Vanier Vipers to run their record to 5-1, good enough for a first place…
Knights in first after win over PRJH

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Kinuso Knights girl’s basketball team is in a place they have never been before. After their hard-fought 29-27 win over the visiting Prairie River Raiders Jan. 18, the team finds itself in a first…

Lay Minister Joseph L’Heureux This year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearances at Fatima, Portugal. Let’s take a look at how God through our Lord Jesus Christ, His mother Mary and His angels, are always looking out for…

Louis Maxwell Anderson was born May 15, 1924 in Kapown, which is across the bay from Grouard, to Alice Supernault and Peter Anderson. He was third youngest in a family of nine children. Because of an illness in the family…
New hospital set to open in late spring

Richard Froese South Peace News After many years of work, the new High Prairie Health Complex will be ready for operation in the next few months. “We anticipate it will open in late spring, although we do not have a…
The Page – January 25, 2017

If you follow weather like some of us crazy fanatics do, you know that warm, above zero weather is a common feature in the middle of winter. “Middle of winter” we define as anywhere from Jan. 10 to Feb. 20,…
St. Andrew’s students thank county council for service

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council was thanked by the Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School at its regular meeting Jan. 11. Jessica Gordon and Alyse Rothwell gave a powerpoint presentation to thank council and each…

Chris Clegg Editor, South Peace News The Driftpile First Nation band council’s decision to submit to voluntary drug testing is certainly a step in the right direction. There is nothing negative about the show of faith and trust council is…
Cree code talkers will not be forgotten

Richard Froese Spotlight Award-winning short film Cree Code Talker exposed the value of the role when it was screened Jan. 18 in High Prairie. Charles (Checker) Tomkins of Grouard was honoured in the film for his service in the Second…

Chris Clegg South Peace News   High Prairie RCMP have arrested a second man involved in the Atikameg homicide investigation. Blake Anderson, 21, of Slave Lake, was arrested without incident Jan. 25, in Edmonton and charged with the second-degree murder…
MLA Larivee shuffled to new cabinetpost

Richard Froese South Peace News Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee has been appointed as the minister for the new ministry of children’s services. Larivee was reassigned from municipal affairs during a small cabinet shuffle Jan. 19 by Premier Rachel…

Chris Clegg Let’s follow a train of thought. Patience, people, and you will see my point. When the telegraph was invented, it changed the way people did business. Messages were sent in an instant. Business was conducted in a flash.…

H.P. court docket Jan. 16, 2017 Judge J.K. Sihra A Sucker Creek man will spend another few weeks behind bars after pleading guilty to various charges including assault and mischief to property. Johnny Lee Calliou, 30, was sentenced to 65…
Young family escapes house fire

Richard Froese South Peace News A Grouard couple with three young children escaped a fire that destroyed their recently-renovated home late Jan. 13. “Cause of the fire is unknown,” says Leo Tobin, fire chief for Big Lakes County. Firefighters from…

Richard Froese South Peace News A bylaw enforcement officer will soon be hired by Big Lakes County. It was the major addition as the county adopted its interim budget Dec. 5. “We have a number of bylaws that we feel…