Richard Froese South Peace News A former Kinuso bank employee, who transferred just over $100,000 from accounts of three seniors to another account over a period of two years, will spend the next year in jail. Chantal Lina Bonen- fant,…
PIC – Champions

The E.W. Pratt High School curling team won the gold medal at the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Provincials in Lethbridge March 2-4. The team placed first in their round-robin pool after winning a tiebreaker, then defeated Red Deer Hunting Hills…
Women’s shelter a “safe haven” for hundreds

Richard Froese Spotlight Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter has been supporting the social needs of victims and homeless for 25 years. “The women’s shelter was first opened in February 1992 to provide a safe haven for women and their children…

Richard Froese South Peace News A 24-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of an Atikameg man in January returned to court last week. Patrick Wayne Letendre, 24, of Atikameg, appeared in High Prairie provincial court…
Students log in time at NLC forestry fair

Richard Froese South Peace News Career opportunities in the forest industry were presented to local Grade 9 students at a forestry fair in High Prairie on March 7 at E.W. Pratt School. Students from High Prairie schools Prairie River Junior…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Around 10 years ago, Lisa Zabolotniuk started a junior curling program. One of the first to join was her son, Zale. Over the years others, joined to learn the game. Her efforts and the skill…

Chris Clegg South Peace News An armed man involved in a high-speed chase with police March 8 is facing 24 Criminal Code charges. Charles Edward Bleakley, 42, is scheduled to appear in Slave Lake provincial court March 15 to answer…
Vive Les Canadiens!

High Prairie welcomed several former stars of the Montreal Canadiens for a charity game March 3 at the Sports Palace. Hockey fans packed the arena for the Byron Konelsky Memorial Hockey Game as part of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour…

Farm Safety Week Spotlight Staff Farm Safety Week is March 12-18 and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) offers various resources and programs available to help keep children safe on the farm. “For many young Albertans, farming is a key element…

Richard Froese South Peace News An 18 year-old male from Gift Lake now knows the cost of not completing his community service hours as ordered by youth court. The teen, who was a young offender at the time of the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Doors on a proposed program to visit and gather information about businesses in the High Prairie area have been shut. At its regular meeting March 1, Big Lakes County approved a staff recommendation to deny…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council is ensuring that money donated for Christmas hampers is used only for Christms hampers. At its regular meeting March 1, council approved a staff recommendation to establish a reserve fund to…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie. Following is a portion of Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox’s report for Feb. 8-21: Watershed Council meeting Feb. 9, I attended the LSWC regular board meeting in Kinuso. The LSLWC admin…