Our Stories – Came for two weeks – never left

Dennis and Wendy Barton Dennis Barton’s first impressions of Slave Lake were that it was muddy, cold, crowded and chaotic. That was on April 1, 1965 and it was no joke. He’d come up from Barrhead to relieve the BA…
Woman arrested in connection with murder

Chris Clegg South Peace News Tragedy has struck Atikameg again. High Prairie RCMP have arrested a woman and charged her with second-degree murder in the death of a 32-year-old Atikameg man Jan. 14. Dead is Jeff Gladue, whose body was…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie St. Andrew’s school trip to council Jan. 11, Councillor Brian Gilroy and I hosted the Grade 6 students of St. Andrew’s School who were on a field trip as part of their Municipal…

Jeff Burgar It’s news from a few weeks ago, but still interesting news, given Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is messing with language. To recap, a few weeks ago, Big Lakes County councillors voted down a recommendation from county staff…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Grande Prairie woman faces charges of criminal negligence causing death, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm, stemming from an accident at Driftpile May 1. High Prairie RCMP announced Jan. 20 they charged Edna Jean…
It’s full speed ahead

Tolko progresses on plans to re-open in High Prairie Richard Froese South Peace News Tolko Industries is another step closer to its commitment to re-open its oriented strandboard plant in High Prairie. However, no date has been set. “The plan…
Information session offers daunting lesson on fentanyl crisis

Tom Henihan Spotlight If there were any doubts regarding the dangers of fentanyl, Cpl Brad McIntosh of the RCMP ‘K’ Division, dispelled those doubts to the approximately 30 people who attended the RCMP’s information session at the Elks Hall in…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in a few thousand dollars to two regional golf courses. At its regular meeting, Jan. 11, county council approved funding of $5,000 each to High Prairie and District Golf Course…

Spotlight Staff Albertans are encouraged to nominate groups or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to community safety. The Alberta Community Justice Awards are designed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have made exceptional contributions to community…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Gift Lake’s dynamic duo was too much for the visiting Kinuso Knights Jan. 11 as the Hurricanes won 75-47. Colten Calahesin scored 28 points while the league’s leading scorer, Kye Anderson, added 28 in the…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons and Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers split a pair of Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League games Jan. 11. In Girl’s Division play, GPV won 31-8 while in Boy’s…
PICs – Ukrainian dancers celebrate culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie served a traditional Ukrainian Christmas dinner on Jan. 7 at the Legion Hall as a fundraiser. Tamara Strebchuk was the winner of the raffle but was unable to attend. During the 12-dish meal,…
St. Andrew’s runs win streak to 5 games

Chris Clegg South Peace News And then there was one! The St. Andrew’s Saints are the only undefeated team left in the entire Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League after a 67-54 win at Prairie River Jan. 11. The…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The Kinuso Knights girl’s basketball team is going into unchartered waters. The Knights won at Gift Lake 53-47 on Jan. 11 to propel them into a three-way for first place in the Smoky River Junior…