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Chris CleggSouth Peace News A missing East Prairie Metis Settlement boy, 5, was found and returned safe to his appreciative parents. Cpl. Susan Richter, Media Relations Officer, Alberta RCMP Media Relations Group, says on July 14 at about 5:30 p.m.,…
PIC – Something brewing!

The Government of Alberta must be serious about the old High Prairie Health Complex demolition. A sign was placed on the south side of the grounds last week. Peace River MLA Dan Williams wrote High Prairie town council with the…
Treaty 8 law to ‘bring our children home’

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Treaty 8 First Nation chiefs and Elders from Treaty 8 communities met on July 11 at Willow Point near Sucker Creek First Nation to share their vision and ideas for the Treaty 8 Child Well Being…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A High Prairie man charged in a major fish-poaching operation will get to find out more about his charges in a few weeks. Louis Robert Bellrose, 85, appeared in Edmonton provincial court July 12 to set…
Notes from the Hill

Arnold Viersen,MP, Peace River – Westlock The problem The Fiscal Stabilization Program was created in 1967 to provide support to provincial governments when they experience a sudden and significant drop in revenue. It helps ‘stabilize’ a province’s finances by providing…
Big Lakes sells old fire hall for $1

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The old fire hall in Kinuso has been sold by Big Lakes County at a bargain price. At its regular meeting July 14, council approved a recommendation to sell the old fire hall for $1 to…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News No one disputes having a female doctor in High Prairie is a vital need, but how far is council willing to go to support the idea? It was a contentious question at council’s July 13 meeting…
PICs – Peers choose Anderson

Firefighter-of-the-Year award presented July 13 was a special evening in High Prairie town council chambers as the High Prairie Fire Department handed out several awards. Jennifer Anderson was named Firefighter-of-the-Year for her dedication and passion while serving the department. Fire…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Low water levels in the water storage reservoir and West Prairie River have the Town of High Prairie’s administration a bit worried. Council heard at its July 13 meeting that a water restriction will be considered…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie’s face covering or mask bylaw will be in effect a little while longer. Council came within a whisker of repealing the bylaw at its July 13 meeting before Councillor Michael Long…
The Page – July 21, 2021

We admit making a mistake on a headline recently. It is nice to hear there are more humans out in the world.A headline provided in a recent news release said, “Leduc RCMP assist in drowning of adult male at Wizard…
Cyclists value Indigenous experience

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several Indigenous communities in the High Prairie region welcomed a group of cyclists on tour July 4-10. Calling the group Cycleforward, the cyclists pedaled from Slave Lake to the High Prairie region from July 4-10, says…
Northwest Funeral Chapel opens

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new funeral home has opened in High Prairie and three other Peace Country locations. Northwest Funeral Chapel opened its doors July 5 at all four locations that also include Slave Lake, Wabasca and Valleyview. “We…
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…

H.P. court docketJuly 5, 2021Judge A. Chrenek A young man from East Prairie will serve a one-year sentence in the community after pleading guilty to threats and weapons charges. Jimmy Lepretre, 20, was handed a conditional sentence of 12 months…