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Red dress serves as symbol

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Students and staff from two High Prairie schools joined organizers in the annual Red Dress Unity Walk Oct. 4 to honour and remember missing and murdered Aboriginal women.Nancy Chalifoux, Resolution Health Support Worker for Lesser Slave…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Concerns from Town of McLennan staff regarding the new Sept. 30 holiday were heard loud and clear by council, who will let staff make the final decision.Council first decided at its Sept. 14 meeting to close…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The M.D. of Smoky River has decided to not close its office in future years for the new Sept. 30 federal holiday now known as National Day of Truth and Reconcilia- tion.Instead, they will release a…
Big Lakes adds 5 to Wall of Fame

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Five people who volunteer in their communities east of High Prairie had their names added to the Big Lakes County Wall of Fame.Neil and Maureen Renneberg, of Joussard, were honoured for their dedicated services as 2021…
Flashlight Night returns to EC Bar Oct. 23

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The ever-popular Halloween Flashlight Night returns Oct. 23 to EC Bar Ranch just east of High Prairie.After the event was cancelled in 2020 by COVID-19 restrictions, ranch owners Lyndon and Denise Drefs are excited to organize…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce celebrates Small Business Week, Oct. 17-23, while businesses continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.Chamber president Peter Herritt appreciates the support of businesses.“The Peace River and District Chamber…
Chalifoux pots 7 in lopsided win

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Red Wings continue to roll with two more lopsided scores in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.The Red Wings dumped the Fox Creek Ice Kings 15-1 on Oct. 9 and Edson Eagles 15-3…
Pioneers fall just short in Fort Mac

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The visiting Peace River Pioneers lost 35-33 to the Fort McMurray Saints Oct. 2 in high school Mighty Peace Football League action.Head coach Mark Owens says it was a great game as two ranked teams went…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Renegades have attained their first provincial rankings in high school football.Alberta Football ranked the Renegades No. 6 for Tier IV schools for school enrolment 49 or less in the weekly rankings on Oct.…
Prospectors strike gold in first wins

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Peace River Prospectors struck gold twice for their first wins of the season in the Mighty Peace Bantam Football League.On the road, the Prospectors blanked the High Prairie Outlaws 48-0 on Oct. 6 on a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Renegades keep on getting better on the high school football field.Ever-improving, the Renegades defeated the Peace-Wapiti Titans 43-7 in Grande Prairie on Oct. 6 in Mighty Peace Football League action.Head coach Tom Duchesneau…
Red Wings raise championship banner

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings continued their winning ways as defending 2020-21 champions of the West Division in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.High Prairie melted the Fox Creek Ice Kings 14-1 in the Red…
Never too early to plan for Christmas charity

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The annual Christmas Angels program in Big Lakes County and High Prairie returns under Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services [FCSS].Like last year, applications for hampers opened Oct. 1, earlier than normal to deal with…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News An Edmonton company will begin work soon to demolish the old High Prairie Regional Health Complex.Paul Hamnett of Alberta Infrastructure says Roadbridge Services Ltd. was the successful bidder for the abatement, demolition and landscaping of the…