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School News – Debate topics chosen

PRJH Staff This is the news from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie.Report cards will be out on Jan. for Term 2. PRJH will be holding their first parent/teacher interviews for this term on Feb. 2, from 4:30-6:30…
Ice Huts on Lesser Slave Lake

Collections of ice fishing huts appear where ever fish, particularly walleye, might be found. One hut appears. Then another. Then another. The appearances begin around mid-December, when ice is thick enough to support a person. As winter progresses, ice will…

Chris CleggRichard FroeseSouth Peace News Drivers are not slowing down while driving on Highway 2 through Driftpile First Nation prompting the band council to take steps toward solving the problem.Band council recently made an application to Alberta Transportation to lower…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Sucker Creek man on Nov. 19, 2021 has retained a lawyer just weeks before a scheduled preliminary inquiry.Travis Myles Melnyk appeared…
Unemployment rate improves in December

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News In December 2022, the unemployment rate in the economic region which includes the Lesser Slave and Peace regions was better than it had been in November or the year before.Alberta is divided into seven economic…
Creation of art only limited by imagination

Who would have thought you could make art out of fish scales, dots and linoleum? Fact is, an artist can make an attractive piece out of just about anything. All they need is imagination. High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter M.D. of Smoky River Regional fire chief Marcel Maure gave his 2022 annual emergency response total breakdown to council on Jan. 11.Fire services in the Smoky River Region are split between the five municipalities in the…

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Nampa and Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) coordinators make it their mission to introduce as many programs that link people in their communities together as possible.They work tirelessly creating programs that will…
Haubrich returns to Chapel of Memories

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter High Prairie Chapel of Memories is happy to welcome back former long time employee Dean Haubrich to its team, to help families navigate a difficult time after losing a loved one.“The funeral industry affords me the…
‘Pink Elephant’ may face extinction

Emily PlihalLocal JournalismInitiative Reporter Centre Chevaliers, also known as the Pink Elephant, in Falher, may be facing closure unless committee members can find a solution to its bleak and meagre financial situation.The centre is currently owned and operate by Societe…
Falher Villa expansion begins in May

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A plan to expand Villa Beausejour seniors’ lodge in Falher has doubled to 20 enhanced living units from 10.Heart River Housing CAO Lindsay Pratt announced the plan while speaking to Big Lakes County council at its…
Man’s gift comes from the heart

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation received a life-saving device from a man whose young adult son died of a cardiac arrest 25 years ago.Councillor Jerry Willier accepted the automated external defibrillator (AED) on Jan. 6 from Randy…
School News – PRJH students learning polite way to argue

PRJH Staff This is the news from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie.Basketball is in full swing. The boy’s team has been practicing every Tuesday and Thursday. They are working hard at becoming a great team. Student awards…
Laboucan re-elected chief at Driftpile Cree Nation

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Voters at Driftpile Cree Nation have returned their chief for a fourth term.Dwayne (Jiggs) Laboucan won the Dec. 19 election by over 100 votes over the second place candidate in a field of nine candidates. Laboucan…
Nothing ‘fishy’ about Pratt art

Variety is the spice of life, especially in the High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art class where photography, fish scales and lino printmaking blocks are all part of the big picture. Visiting artist, Pearl Sandor, attended to share her…