Turcotte siblings win High Prairie Open

Richard Froese South Peace News Two siblings were the top winners at the 48th High Prairie Open golf tournament at High Prairie and District Golf Course on Aug. 19-20. Konrad Turcotte of Falher won the men’s championship with a score…
The Page – August 30, 2017

Usually, the September long weekend coming up marks the end of summer for most people. School is back in session. Summer holidays are done with. Visions of cleaning up the garden and harvest rattle through people’s minds. There is still…
Farmers do the crop walk in High Prairie

Richard Froese Spotlight Local farmers visited crop trials in High Prairie on the Crop Walk on Aug. 15 hosted by SARDA (Smoky Research and Demonstration Association). Extension co-ordinator Shelleen Gerbig, manager Vance Yaremko and consultant Dr. Kabal Gill led the…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local horseshoe pitchers will welcome competitors from all over the province for the High Prairie Open set for Sept. 2-3. Participants will play in the singles event at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre hosted by…

A former High Prairie man charged for robbing two adult women downtown last November failed to show for sentencing in court last week. Cole Harvey Hansen failed to appear in High Prairie provincial court Aug. 21. As a result, Judge…
MP Viersen’s summer update

Arnold Viersen, MP Peace River- Westlock With September just around the corner, summer is coming to a close. The break from Parliamentary business in Ottawa has been a welcome one as it has given me the opportunity to once again…

Jeff Burgar Those of us who grew up in a small town have heard the story many times: “I can’t wait to be old enough to get out of this town.” Now you may think this is just particular to…

Jeff Burgar How does one decide what to put in a time capsule? A few days ago, about 150 (a fitting number, it being Canada’s 150th anniversary) watched excitedly as the High Prairie time capsule, was cracked open. The actually…

Richard Froese South Peace News An odour and taste of silt in drinking water in High Prairie has been resolved and dissolved. “There should be noticeable improvement by now,” says Vern Walker, public works superintendent for the Town of High…
Renegades set to open new football season

High school football returns as the High Prairie Renegades host the Grande Prairie Mavericks on Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Starting their third season in the Mighty Peace Football, the Renegades are eager to improve on their winless record from…
Monseigneur Lavoie says farewell

Mac Olsen Spotlight Monseigneur Charles Lavoie held his final service for the area’s Catholic faithful at the Ste. Anne Paroisse in Falher on Aug. 20. He reflected on the nine years he has spent in this posting. “It has been…
ATCO Farm Safety Tips – Don’t bet the farm

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Richard Froese South Peace News Police have made some progress as they investigate fires that damaged two downtown High Prairie businesses and two vehicles in the early morning hours of Aug. 15. “We are following up on some leads, and…

Richard Froese South Peace News Memories of 1967 were recalled as the High Prairie time capsule was opened Aug. 17, 2017 after it was buried in Canada’s centennial year. Current town Mayor Linda Cox says “1967 was a momentous year…
1967 time capsule opens up memories

Richard Froese South Peace News Times have changed in High Prairie in the past 50 years. Memories and laughs were shared as the Town of High Prairie opened a time capsule buried in the Canadian centennial year of 1967. “Mr.…

Spotlight Staff Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning women in the Edmonton area and northern Alberta to be aware of misleading telephone calls regarding breast cancer screening results. AHS has received reports eight women in the Edmonton, Barrhead and Athabasca…