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PIC – ‘Snow business like snow business!’

Arras Marshall, 5, of High Prairie, enjoys some sledding during a warm, sunny afternoon Jan. 6. The hill just east of the High Prairie School Division Learning Centre in the town’s east end is a popular sport for families and…
PIC – A matter of time!

The snow on the roof of O’s Treats in High Prarie made for a rare scene in early January. It did not last long.
Christmas made merrier for many in HP

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Young families and others less fortunate in the High Prairie region celebrated Christmas thanks to support from the community. A total of 20 Christmas vouchers were delivered by Santa’s Little Helpers by High Prairie and District…
HP Library presents virtual Christmas card

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Christmas spirits were raised as High Prairie Municipal Library presented a special Community Christmas Card as social gatherings were banned in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A virtual reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was initiated…
Christmas Angels deliver hampers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More than 50 families and individuals in the High Prairie region enjoyed a special Christmas thanks to generous hampers. Big Lakes County Christmas Angels program distributed 54 hampers on Dec. 22, says Nicole Hanna, manager of…
2020 Year in Review pt1

January Jan. 2: Kapawe’no Chief Frank Halcrow passes away in Edmonton at the age of 76 years. He was one of Canada’s last hereditary chiefs and served Kapawe’no First Nation for over 50 years. Jan. 4: The Falher Pirates open…
2020 Year in Review pt2

July July 1: The Crabbie Goat Distillery opens its doors just north of Valleyview, owned by Jamie and Cheryl Gordon.July 1: South Peace News reports Northern Sunrise County is not happy with the Government of Alberta’s plans for Greene Valley…
PICs – He’ll never fit!

Deen and Shawna Flett’s High Prairie home [top photo] has the biggest Santa in town, but we wonder how he will fit down the chimney Christmas Eve. Note the size of Santa compared to the house and Shawna in the…
PIC – How a Sucker Creek girl sees Christmas

For the last 17 years, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Tanikah Belcourt, a Grade 6 student in Julia Sander’s class at Joussard…
Messages from our elected leaders

Message from MP Arnold Viersen “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Everything is in flux. I feel we are extremely blessed to live in Alberta where neighbours come together and help each other out. The pioneer spirit still…
PIC – 4th Annual Toy Drive wraps up

Red Apple in High Prairie concluded the fourth annual toy drive at the Fill-a-Sleigh Day on Dec. 5. A cheque for $1,578 was presented to the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council. Standing in the front row, left-right are…
Join the library’s virtual Christmas card

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Municipal Library invites local residents and groups to be part of a Community Christmas Card that will be presented on video. A virtual reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas is initiated as a…
Local stores collect toys for children

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Many local children will receive toys, thanks to the generosity of shoppers at Red Apple stores in High Prairie and Falher, and The Bargain! Shop in Peace River, during the fourth annual toy drive that ended…
PICs – Gingerbread contest ongoing!

The High Prairie Community Beautification Association is holding a gingerbread housemaking contest. Entrants can post entries online by going to the Facebook page marked High Prairie Beautification Society. The contest runs until Dec. 16. The winner will be the one…
PICs – Runs like a deer!

Deer and other wildlife are certainly not an uncommon sight in High Prairie. Every now and then, however, one finds himself in a predicament. Dec. 2, this deer found his way inside the St. Andrew’s School playground. Trapped! He ran…