Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace Each year, we ask a few local church leaders to submit short messages. This year’s theme was the best gift received. It is predictable and appropriate many chose the Birth of Jesus and its accompanying…
HPE performs traditional carols

Chris Clegg South Peace News Singing so many songs and getting so many young children to perform on the main stage is quite a challenge. In the end, all the effort was worth it after another High Prairie Elementary School…
PIC – Colours for the holidays

Marigold Enterprises hosted an afternoon of Christmas crafts Dec. 10 at its farmer’s market location. Left-right are Isabelle Roy, 8, Marigold events co-ordinator Brogan Severson, and employee Jennifer Ayles. Visitors enjoyed a wide variety of crafts, snacks and beverages. Soup…
The Dutch celebrate Christmas twice

Richard Froese South Peace News A second Christmas day and Sinterklaas are the two unique traditions of Christmas in the Netherlands. The day after Christmas, Dec. 26, is also celebrated as a holiday in the Netherlands, called Tweede Kerstdag or…

Richard Froese South Peace News Healthy treats and messages were passed out to motorists in High Prairie when Alberta Health Services presented its Candy Cane Awareness Campaign on Dec. 10. Emergency Medical Services and health promotions teamed up with community…
Beautification to honour best Christmas yards

Chris Clegg South Peace News The judging is likely completed by now, but the organizer of the contest to recognize the best yards decorated for Christmas is pleased with what she sees. “There are quite a few yards decorated nicely,…
How a High Prairie girl sees Christmas

Since 2004, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Destiny Supernault, a Grade 5 student in Fran Caudron’s class at St. Andrew’s School, was…

Spotlight Staff Despite some views, drugged driving is just as serious as drunk driving. Now the provincial government says it’s time to debunk the myth that driving after using marijuana is safer than driving after consuming alcohol. Misconceptions about the…
PIC – Just in time for the holidays

TD Canada Trust Bank in High Prairie donated $1,000 to the High Prairie and District Food Bank, a tradition the past several years. From left-right are TD Alberta north district vice-president Todd Linnen, food bank co-ordinator Kim Dumont and TD…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Make it three straight wins to start the season, all by decisive scores. The Prairie River Raiders girl’s basketball team soundly defeated the hometown Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons 58-8 in Smoky River Junior High…
Falcons nip Chargers in final

Richard Freose South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Chargers fell just short as they lost 63-62 to the Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons in the final at the fifth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 2-3. All-star Dustin…
Saints gain measure of revenge

Chris Clegg South Peace News During the past few seasons, the St. Andrew’s Saints and Kinuso Knights girl’s basketball teams have staged some great battles, including a one-point Kinuso win one week ago. Not so Dec. 7 as the visiting…
Lady Chargers win 5th annual Walker Memorial

Richard Froese South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Lady Chargers emerged as champions at the fifth annual Tonesha Walker Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 2-3. The Chargers beat the Valleyview Hillside Cougars 45-39 in the final game Dec. 3. Charger…
Christmas need not be a lonely time

Richard Froese South Peace News Christmas can be the loneliest time of the year for seniors, homeless, and those with no family nearby, while others spend time with family and friends. Seniors, single adults and young families are among those…
PIC – Cemetery installs signs

The St. Mark’s Anglican Church Cemetery committee installed five new signs at various locations in the cemetery on Nov. 16. Left-right are committee members Sharon Cox, Stella Sware and Jim Stokes, and Tracy Hansen, who built the signs, posing beside…