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Science fair projects receive passing grade

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Three students from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie are competing in the Canada-Wide Science Fair from May 16-20 in Fredericton, N.B., held virtually.Grade 8 students Olianna Stone and Abby Bilyk finished in the…
Splish, splash!

High Prairie Elks Royal Purple sponsored a free swim May 6 at the High Prairie Aquatic Centre. After the swim, the Elks Royal Purple members served hotdogs.
Hidden. . .found. . .never forgotten

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Kapawe’no First Nation is planning the next steps to research 169 potential graves found at the site of a former Indian residential school in Grouard.About 880 people attended the Grouard Indian Residential School Gathering held May…
Repertoire dancers show award-winning form

The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society held its year-end recital May 7 at Prairie River Junior High School. All of the club’s dancers performed in a variety of eye-popping solos, duets and group dances much to the delight of the…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings hockey team is hitting the links.Major prizes are up for grabs at the Red Wings’ Fundraiser Golf Tournament set for June 4 at the High Prairie and District Golf Course.Head coach…
Powwow celebrates rich culture

Several hundred people attended the sixth annual High Prairie Traditional Powwow May 7 at the Sports Palace. The event, which was cancelled the past two years by COVID-19 restrictions, was hosted by the High Prairie Aboriginal Inter-agency Committee and included…
2 grab gold at 55-Plus Winter Games

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two seniors from High Prairie reached the top of the podium at the Alberta 55-Plus Winter Games held April 7-10 in Edmonton.Evelyn Lesiuk won gold in 65+ ladies’ darts.Lloyd Cunningham won gold in 65+ singles bowling.Both…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 19th annual High Prairie Gun and Outdoor Show is back May 14-15 and is expected to be bigger and better.After the show was cancelled the last two years by COVID-19 restrictions, the High Prairie Fish…
Deserving volunteers receive special awards

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers in the Falher-McLennan region were honoured and celebrated during Volunteer-Appreciation Week from April 24-30.Several special awards were presented during an appreciation luncheon April 30 hosted by Smoky River Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] at…
Martinson named HP Firefighter-of-the-Year

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A man well-known and respected for his dedication and passion for the High Prairie Fire Department has been honoured in a vote by his comrades.David Martinson was named the Firefighter-of-the-Year at a dance held by the…
Remembering the missing and murdered

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Missing and murdered Indigenous people were remembered at a special ceremony May 5 in Sucker Creek First Nation.“Our People are Sacred” was the theme of the event at the Sucker Creek Recreation Centre to commemorate National…
Volunteers! Voila!

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Volunteers were thanked in the High Prairie region during National Volunteer-Appreciation Week April 24-30.Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services [FCSS] honoured volunteers during special dinners in High Prairie and in the hamlets of Big Lakes…
Zirka Dancers showcase Ukrainian culture

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented its annual Zabava celebration April 23 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers. Colourful outfits and skills by 18 dancers from ages 2-18 years wowed the…