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Fire services personnel receive medals

Several Lesser Slave Lake and Peace region emergency services personnel received Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals Jan. 7 at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake, hosted by the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA). The 24 recipients were members of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 40th annual Carnaval de St-Isidore is set for Feb. 17-19 with a full state of francophone culture.Plenty of activities at the St-Isidore Cultural Centre will return after COVID-19 restrictions cancelled the event in 2022, says…

Emily PlihalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter SARDA Agricultural Research is proud to welcome back its biennial trade show to Falher March 16-18.Due to the COVID pandemic, this is the first time the Agricultural Trade Show has taken place since 2019, and…
Carnaval de St-Isidore returning Feb. 17-18

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular Carnaval de St-Isidore returns Feb. 17-18 for the 41st year.Francophone culture comes alive with a variety of activities and colourful performers at the St.-Isidore Cultural Centre organized by the Society of the Cultural Community…
It’s the end of 2022 and time to party!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Families and people of all ages joined the Filipino community in the High Prairie region for an annual Christmas and New Year’s party Dec. 30 at the Legion Hall.More than 200 people celebrated 2022 at the…
They’rrrre back!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The popular murder-mystery dinner-theatre returns to the small community of Jean Cote with a superhero theme.Secrets, Scandals and Superheroes will be presented by the Local Actors Having Fun (LAHF) Troupe on March 4 and March 11…
Big Lakes Christmas Angels volunteers deliver 68 hampers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News In 2022, Christmas dinner was enjoyed by more than 60 less-fortunate families and individuals, thanks to food hampers from Big Lakes County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).Christmas Angels delivered 68 Christmas hampers, up from 66…
Vouchers add Christmas cheer for many

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Families and households in need in the Falher and McLennan region celebrated Christmas with support from the community.Food vouchers and toys were delivered by Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) during its Christmas Voucher…
Bears, bears everywhere!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Almost 400 stuffed toy animals were collected as the High Prairie Red Wings hosted its second annual Teddy Bear Toss Dec. 16.After the Red Wings scored their first goal, 396 teddy bears were thrown onto the…
‘Indian Grinch’ meets his match!

Anyone excepting a traditional Christmas concert at Driftpile Mihtatakaw Sipiy School Dec. 14 might have been disappointed. Anyone expecting a cultural Christmas concert may have felt the same. But combine the two and everyone went home delighted! Students and staff,…
St. Andrew’s Christmas concert thrills audience

St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie presented its annual Christmas concert by students from kindergarten to Grade 6 on Dec. 13. Directed by music teacher Stephanie Dube, the 40-minute concert featured a variety of Christmas carols and songs. It was…
Festival of Trees dazzles visitors at hospital

A decades-old tradition continued at the High Prairie Health Complex Dec. 13 when an open house was held to celebrate the Festival of Trees. Each year, hospital staff form a committee on their own time and organize the event. Each…
Delightful selection of skits highlights HPE’s concert

It was a concert not organized by students, but the content certainly was! With the help of Quest Theatre from Calgary, students at High Prairie Elementary School chose the topics for each performance at the school Christmas concerts Dec. 8.…