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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Central Peace – Notley MLA Todd Loewen is pleased to hear that Premier Jason Kenney has resigned as the leader of the United Conservative Party.Kenney announced May 18 he would resign as the leader, shortly after…
Students make medicine bags

Students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School have been busy making Maskihki Maskamot [medicine bags] with the help of Elder Joyce Hunt. Elk hide and beadwork meets paint, pencil and paper in Art class at Pratt as students explore…
Pratt preparing Art Gallery for open house

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School students are preparing for the upcoming Art Show, featuring recent works, as part of the school’s May 26 open house and barbecue from 5-7 p.m. Prospective students, caregivers and parents are all welcome. Attend…
Vanier robotics team places 4th in Alberta

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two robotics teams from schools in High Prairie School Division competed in the Skills Canada Alberta Competition in the Grade 10-11 category April 26.Donnelly George P. Vanier Grade 11 students Raechel Regular and Christian Mencke finished…
Dedicated to serving the agricultural industry

Chris CleggSouth Peace News During seeding and harvest, when a farmer needs service, he needs it now.No one understands that better than Falher Fountain Tire manager Marc Gosselin.“We’re here to serve the farmers,” he says.“Farming is the backbone of Falher.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Falher’s newest business is ready to celebrate!Although Simard Butcher Company opened in 2021, they are ready to celebrate a grand opening May 20 from 1-4 p.m. in its new premises at 004 Railway Ave. NE and…
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…

H.P. court docketApril 25, 2022Judge G.W. Paul A young High Prairie man was sentenced to four weeks behind bars after pleading guilty to numerous charges.Ben McVey, 21, was sentenced to 28 days in jail by Judge G.W. Paul in High…
Ecole des Quatre-Vents celebrates historic day

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It was a long time coming but well worth the wait!Le Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest [CSNO] celebrated the start of construction of the $20.4 million Ecole des Quatre-Vents Replacement Project in Peace River May 6.The new…
Fire at Tolko

Fire at High Prairie Tolko Friday morning, May 20. TOLKO released a statement on social media: “A fire started at Tolko’s High Prairie division at 5 a.m. MT on May 20, 2022. The mill was evacuated, and the local fire…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A trial has been set for three people from the High Prairie region charged in connection with an illegal fishing operation more than two years ago.Elizabeth Ann Andrews and Lee Roy Andrews, both of Faust, and…
Big, bright and beautiful!

Those three words best describe this week’s art projects completed by High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School Art students. Most of the techniques learned in class are new to students, yet they approach their projects with the bravado of pros.