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Old-fashioned fun and farm life was part of the Triangle Harvest Festival on Sept. 10 as the Pioneer Threshermans Association celebrated Culture Days in Alberta. An antique tractor parade and threshing demonstration were among the popular events to celebrate life…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Aaron James Sorensen is back!As director of the popular film Hank Williams First Nation, released in 2005, he is back with another made in Alberta film starring northern Alberta residents.Guitar Lessons was first shown in High…

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News Peace River Aboriginal Interagency Committee is receiving a donation from Northern Sunrise County for its Sisters in Spirit Walk on Oct. 4.The decision was reached at council’s Sept. 13 meeting.The Sisters in Spirit Walk will be…
How ‘Miserable” became a lot of fun!

The Miserable Miles Race began in Peace River in 2015. The course is about 6 km with new obstacles added each year. New this year was the Fun Colour. Organizers begin preparing for the race in August when Fish and…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A full day of activities is planned by Redrum First Nations Sept. 24 as the Kokum’s Outreach Retreat fundraiser occurs.Events begin at 1 a.m. and run all day at the Wheel Inn R.V. Park 1 km…
Good ol’ days on the farm

Old-fashioned fun and farm life was part of the Triangle Harvest Festival on Sept. 10 as the Pioneer Threshermans Association celebrated Culture Days in Alberta. An antique tractor parade and threshing demonstration were among the popular events to celebrate life…
Sucker Creek Powwow returns to its roots

Sucker Creek First Nation held its Traditional Powwow at the new Sucker Creek Cultural Grounds Aug. 26-28. The new location was donated by the Eric Willier family and is being developed as a first-class facility. The main arena is impressively…
Famous Bee-Train will be on display!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A full day of fun for all ages is promised everyone attending the Triangle Fall Harvest Festival Sept. 19 at the grounds 15 km west of High Prairie, hosted by the Pioneer Threshermans Association.A wide variety…

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News “Nobody is ever going to call me a quitter.”Those are the coined words of Canadian icon Terry Fox, and the phrase that inspired the 42nd annual Terry Fox run’s theme, “I’m not a quitter.”This year’s run…
Mother pleads for local drug detox centre

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Driftpile Cree Nation mother whose son passed away from drug addictions brought awareness to the crisis at a special walk.About 60 people participated in a memorial walk for Kieran Giroux on Aug. 31, International Overdose…
“Happy trails to you!”

Grouard – Peace River Trail Net Society hosted its annual Trail Day at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park on Aug. 20. Society president Lawrence Sahlin led the walk to Cut Bank Point on the north shore of Lesser Slave Lake as…
High Prairie great host for Canadian championships

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie region was given top marks as hosts for the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships at the Sports Palace from Aug. 17-20.Postponed from 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions, the tournament attracted 105 competitors, including…
SplashFest really cool!

Kids of all ages cooled off in the summer heat at SplashFest held Aug. 18 in High Prairie. Lesser Slave Watershed Council hosted the event in Jaycee Park to celebrate its 15th anniversary. LSWC provided information about its work to…
HP festival showcases art and music

A variety of music and art was featured at the second annual Inter.Sect Art and Music Festival held at the High Prairie Rodeo Grounds from Aug. 11-14. About 400 people attended the event organized by Levi Quartly, of High Prairie,…
Charity golf tourney back in full swing

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The ninth annual Big Lakes County Invitational Charity Golf Tournament was back in full swing after the fundraising component was cancelled by COVID-19 restrictions in 2021 and 2020.About 75 people played in the tournament Aug. 18…