The Page – March 1, 2017

Coming up this Friday is the Byron Konelsky Memorial Hockey Game at the High Prairie Sports Palace. The Montreal Canadiens Alumni will be playing a cadre of local stars. Proceeds of the event will be going to Marigold Enterprises in…
PICs – Family Fun at Triangle

Family Day festivities Feb. 19 at Triangle at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds featured a wiener roast and children’s sledding, and hay wagon rides with ideal temperatures.

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has chipped in funding for a new side-by-side all-terrain vehicle based at Kinuso fire hall. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council approved a recommendation by fire chief Leo Tobin, to…
Business support network plants seed

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Regional Business Support Network planted seed under Community Futures of Lesser Slave Lake Region with its initial session Feb. 23 at Christie’s Gardens and Greenhouses. “People were engaged and it shows promise for…

Richard Froese South Peace News A proposal to offer funding to maintain cemeteries in Big Lakes County has hit a dead end. At its regular meeting Feb. 8, county council received a proposed cemetery grant policy for information. Under the…
Prairie River students shine in annual science fair

Richard Froese Spotlight Enquiring experiments by Grade 8 and 9 students of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie were on display at the school’s annual science fair Feb. 16. “Judges were overall impressed with the students’ abilities to…

Jeff Burgar Political noise coming from our American neighbours continues to rise in volume. Democrats vs Republicans. Media vs Trump. Hollywood vs Trump. Liberals vs conservatives. Bureaucrats vs elected officials. Talking heads on TV news channels vs TV comedians. Democrat…
PIC – Tricky business

The High Prairie Zirka Dancers performed at Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie on Feb. 17 with a variety of dances. About 18 dancers in junior, intermediate, and senior performed their skills in the 30-minute show. Upcoming, the dancers prepare for…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local businesses usually busy in the gas and oil sector are getting re-energized as the price of crude oil rises to sustainable levels. “All in all, I think it’s a slow upturn,” says Arlen Quartly,…
Willier cashes in

Chris Clegg South Peace News Sucker Creek resident Leonard Willier got a little distracted after he checked just one of his recent five lottery tickets. Willier was surprised to discover he had won $102,900.60 on the Jan. 21 LOTTO 6/49…

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division could be growing, geographically, with a possible vote in local government elections this fall. During its monthly meeting Jan. 20, the board of trustees discussed the current boundaries, says an HPSD news release. One…
Arrest made in E.W. Pratt in Hold and Secure situation.

At approximately 4:30 pm on March 1, 2017, the High Prairie School Division released a statement on their Facebook page and their website:     “We received a threat directed to our school, EW Pratt High School. The RCMP and…
Saints capture No. 1 seed

Chris Clegg South Peace News Last year, the St. Andrew’s Saints girl’s basketball team won their first league title. This year, they are marching toward a second after clinching first place after a 30-20 home court win over the Prairie…

Chris Clegg South Peace News A second half comeback fell just short as the Kinuso Knights defeated the visiting Gift Lake Hurricanes 45-41 Feb. 14. The Hurricanes [3-6] trailed 26-18 at the half but closed the gap to 33-30 after…

Linda Cox, Mayor, Town of High Prairie Feb. 6, I attended the Intermunicipal Committee meeting with Councillors Arlen Quartly and Brian Panasiuk. We were updated the upcoming Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 17, 2017, that we cohost with the Town…