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Wilderness camp returns

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The growing and popular High Prairie Wilderness Camp is back in 2021! After being cancelled in 2020 by COVID-19, the camp returns in late July. Camp director Aaron Harbidge and camp supporters are more than delighted…
Big Lakes plans golf charity for August

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The eight annual Big Lakes County Invitational Charity Golf Tournament returns in August. At its regular meeting June 26, council supported plans for the event after restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted July 1 in…
Story of water told through art

SPN Staff It is a colourful and informative Canadian art exhibit drawn by Canadians, for Canadians. The Lesser Slave Watershed Council [LSWC] has partnered with Waterlution to bring an exciting art exhibition to the Joussard Community Hall July 24 entitled…

Music camps, small concerts and more planned for summer Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News COVID has allowed North Country Fair organizers to branch out into being a campground to offer more events throughout the summer. There’s no fair this year,…
PIC – Burgers to the ‘Max’

Hamburgers were on the menu as Max Fuel Distributors in High Prairie hosted a customer appreciation barbecue July 9. Eating hamburgers, left-right, are Jacob Hesse, 10, Jonah Hesse, 7, and Jemma Hesse, 12, all of High Prairie. It was the…
PICs – Remembrance Day poster artists receive prizes

On July 7, two South Peace area students received prizes for their entries in the 2020 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest. Taylor Oliver-Guerin, a student at E.W. Pratt High School, placed first in the Peace District in Senior Colour…
Cox, Krystal win top awards at 4H Show and Sale

Coyote Acres 4-H Club at High Prairie held its Achievement Day Show & Sale May 29 for its Beef and Sheep projects. Buyers, sponsors, and parent volunteers helped make the day a success. Beef buyers came forth to support the…

SPN Staff It is a colourful and informative Canadian art exhibit drawn by Canadians, for Canadians. The Lesser Slave Watershed Council [LSWC] has partnered with Waterlution to bring an exciting art exhibition to the Joussard Community Hall July 24 entitled…

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News Before COVID, for three years the Spruce Point Park Rodeo was part of the Kinuso Canada Day celebrations. However, in 2020 it was cancelled and in 2021 it is moved to Aug. 7-8. Also, on…
PICs – Getting down and dirty at Triangle

Triangle’s popular weekend of mud bog racing returned July 3-4 after being ditched in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Vehicles charged down the muddy lanes as the Pioneer Threshermans Association hosted the annual event. The mud bog weekend west of…
Gathering inspires healing for victims

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Indigenous people from the High Prairie and Slave Lake region gathered in Driftpile on July 1 to reflect on the past and focus on a brighter future. About 60 people marked Canada Day with a Healing…
PIC – Welcome relief!

Mia Fabian, 4, left, and sister Marcine Fabian, 9, slide and splash on a hot day. The High Prairie Fire Department sprayed children on July 1, Canada Day, as temperatures reached 36C during the seventh day of a heat wave.…
Special gift for a special man

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Kelly Chalifoux wanted to show departing High Prairie RCMP S/Sgt Warren Wright his appreciation for his efforts in taking part in Indigenous community engagement. So, what better gift than to give Wright his own moccasins which…
Mud bog returns to Triangle July 3-4

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Triangle’s popular weekend of mud bog racing returns on the first weekend of July after being ditched in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Pioneer Threshermans Association will host the event July 3-4. “It’s a circuit,…
Vigil offers time to heal, forgive

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peavine Metis Settlement has paid their respects to people who suffered or died in Indian residential schools. About 30 people gathered June 14 to remember and honour former students of residential schools. Former student Mary Willier…
PIC – Vigil remembers lives lost in residential schools

Several former Indian residential school students of St. Bruno’s Mission in Joussard look at a special memorial in Joussard to remember 215 children, whose bodies were found buried on site at Kamloops Residential School. Standing, left-right, are Kirby Chalifoux, Brenda…