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PIC – Many hands make light work!

Several young skateboarders volunteered to clear the ice and snow at the Q Skate Plaza in High Prairie on April 1. The effort was a family affair as four brothers pulled together. Standing left-right, are Terence Nahachick, Robert Auger, Skylar…
PIC – The colours of Easter

The colours of Easter were bright and clear on the front window of the home of Larry and Verna Auger in High Prairie. The window was painted by their daughter Lorelee Supernault. Standing in the photo, left-right, are Larry Auger…
Water Week poster winners announced

During the last few weeks, the Lesser Slave Watershed Council, Lesser Slave Forest Education Society, and Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation held a Youth Poster Contest to celebrate and promote Canada Water Week. In all, 35 entries were received. The…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News For the second year in a row there won’t be a North Country Fair. The popular music festival, held annually on the weekend closest to the summer solstice in the Driftpile Valley, has fallen victim…
PIC – Poster artist receives her reward

During the last 17 years, South Peace News has asked local elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. In December 2020, Tanikah Belcourt, a Grade 6 student in Julia Sander’s class…

Lace Sheldon4-H Reporter The Kinuso Lakeside 4-H Club public speaking presentations were held on Feb. 27. Due to Covid restrictions the presentations were held via Zoom.There were two groups of presentations: Senior category Place/Speaker Topic Lace Sheldon Battleship Bismarck Aiden…
Rally held to end COVID restrictions

Over 100 attend rally that was held against Public Health Act guidelines Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Despite being ticketed for contravening the Public Health Act, Benita Pedersen of Westlock is forging ahead with several more anti-COVID rallies. One such…
PIC – Hang on, tight!

Sophia Willier, 9, of High Prairie, hangs on tight while sliding down a hill on the northwest corner of the tennis courts in High Prairie Feb. 27. Willier and a few friends gathered for some late afternoon outdoor fun in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Free fishing is an option as one activity to celebrate Family Day on Feb. 15. Lesser Slave Watershed Council encourages families to take part in the Free Fishing Weekend in Alberta from Feb. 13-15. “Families and…
2019 HP Rodeo Queen gets prize buckle, saddle

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 2019 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen has been honoured again. Shelby Cook received a prize Montana Silversmith buckle Feb. 2 from Louise Owens, owner/ manager of High Prairie A&W, which sponsored the buckle. “That…
Kokum’s Shack opens in HP

Indigenous food featured on menu Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Indigenous food is on the menu at Kokum’s Shack restaurant that opened Jan. 4 in High Prairie. “It’s the Home of the Bannock Burger and the Indian Taco,” says Starr Sasakamoose,…
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…